Daily updates on Julio Rodríguez from Aug.

Keeping tabs on the No. 2 overall prospect

August 31st, 2021

Aug. 31: Three-hit night brings on-base streak to 13
Julio Rodríguez only needed to reach base once to extend his on-base streak to 13 games, but he decided to up the ante and reached four times for Double-A Arkansas. Rodríguez went 3-for-4 with a walk on Tuesday, scoring three runs. He had a double in the third, his fifth at the Double-A level and ninth extra-base hit in 29 games. Gameday »

Aug. 29: On-base streak reaches 12
Julio Rodríguez extended his on-base streak to 12 games Sunday afternoon with a 1-for-3 performance which featured a run scored as well as a pair of walks. The Mariners' top prospect is hitting .405/.545/.524 during that span, which dates back to Aug. 18. Gameday »

Aug. 28: Reaches four times in big night
A day after going hitless, Julio Rodríguez reminded everyone why he is the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball on Saturday, going 3-for-4 at the dish with a double, a walk and a run scored. Double-A Arkansas couldn't capitalize on his big performance, though, as the Travelers fell to Corpus Christi. Rodríguez has been on a tear since arriving in Arkansas, hitting .330 with eight extra-base hits and a .949 OPS across 27 games. Gameday »

Aug. 27: Reaches via walk in quiet night
Julio Rodríguez had a silent night at the dish, going 0-for-4 with a walk in Double-A Arkansas' win over Corpus Christi. The hitless performance snapped his hitting streak at nine games. He was one of two Travelers starters who failed to record a hit in the contest, as they scored 11 runs. Gameday »

Aug. 26: Hit streak extends to nine games
Seattle Mariners top prospect Julio Rodríguez posted a strong performance in all aspects of the game Thursday evening, going 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks, a stolen base and an outfield assist. The star outfield prospect now has a nine-game hit streak and has reached safely three times each of the last four games. Gameday »

Aug. 25: Reaches three times in another solid night
Julio Rodríguez had himself another solid performance on Wednesday, reaching base three times in Double-A Arkansas' win over Corpus Christi. The No. 2 overall prospect in baseball went 1-for-2 at the dish with two walks and two runs scored, raising his season OBP to .424. Gameday »

Aug. 24: Does it all in two-hit night
Julio Rodríguez did a little bit of everything on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a walk for Double-A Arkansas. The steal marks Rodríguez's 11th of the season and his third in the past two games. Rodríguez now has a seven-game hitting streak going and is now hitting .321 with 11 RBIs in 23 games with the Travelers. Gameday »

Aug. 22: Shows off his speed
Julio Rodríguez's power is well known, but the No. 2 overall prospect has worked hard to improve his speed, which MLB Pipeline grades as a 50 on the 20-to-80 scale. Rodríguez put that hard work on display Sunday night as he stole two bases for Double-A Arkansas. He also singled and walked twice in four plate appearances. Rodríguez has 10 stolen bases on the season and is 5-for-6 in steal opportunities through 22 games with the Travelers. His single in the first inning extended his hitting streak to six games and upped his batting average at Double-A to .313. Gameday »

Aug. 21: Streak runs to five games
Julio Rodríguez stretched his young hitting streak to five games on Saturday via a fifth-inning single, as Double-A Arkansas toppled Frisco, 2-1. Rodríguez went 1-for-5 in the contest. He now has a hit in six of seven games since returning from Olympic duties on Aug. 14. Gameday »

Aug. 20: Notches hit following big day
It was a much more tame night for Julio Rodríguez on Friday, as baseball's No. 2 overall prospect slapped a single in a Triple-A Arkansas loss. Rodríguez went 1-for-4 on the night, but the 20-year-old phenom is still hitting .315 for the Travelers. He now has a hit in four straight games. Gameday »

Aug. 19: Homers in five-hit doubleheader
Julio Rodríguez had himself a solid doubleheader on Thursday, slapping four singles and a solo home run en route to two Arkansas victories. The bulk of those hits came in Game 1, as Rodríguez went 3-for-4 to start the day. He later followed with a 2-for-4 performance in the second leg, where he smashed his 10th homer of the year. Rodríguez is off to a scorching start in Double-A, as he is now hitting .319 with a .956 OPS through 19 games. He's only played in 47 games total this season, thanks in part to his participation in the Olympics, where he hit .381 for the Dominican Republic. Gameday (Game 1) » | Gameday (Game 2) »

Aug. 18: Doubles in return to action
After a pair of off days -- one scheduled and another due to weather -- newly minted No. 2 overall prospect Julio Rodríguez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. We'll see how the 20-year-old fares down the stretch in his return from Olympic competition after a strong start to the season propelled the Dominican outfielder to a Futures Game selection as well as a promotion to Double-A Arkansas. Gameday »

Aug. 15: Takes an 0-for-4 Sunday
Julio Rodríguez couldn't get anything going on Sunday for Double-A Arkansas. The Mariners' top prospect went 0-for-4 to halt a four-game hitting streak with the Travelers. Rodríguez has a .276/.391/.466 slash line through 58 at-bats at Double-A. Gameday »

Aug. 14: Returns from Olympic duties with two hits
After winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics with the Dominican Republic, Julio Rodríguez had a nice return to Double-A Arkansas, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. It was his first game back with the club in nearly a month, as he last appeared for the Travelers on July 16. Gameday »

Aug. 7: Launches two-run homer as the D.R. takes home bronze
Julio Rodríguez is an Olympic bronze medalist. MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall prospect was a big part of the Dominican Republic's victory over South Korea in the bronze medal game, hitting a two-run home run to open the scoring in the first. Rodríguez reached base four times, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to go along with his homer. His hit-by-pitch came in the sixth inning and looked scary at the time, as he was hit in the right hand. He stayed in the game, though, and had two more plate appearances after. Across the Olympic tournament, J-Rod hit .381 in five games. Boxscore »

Aug. 3: Hitless as D.R. eliminated from gold medal contention
Julio Rodríguez couldn't get anything going against the Americans on Tuesday, as the Mariners' No. 1 prospect went hitless in a shutout loss. Rodríguez reached on an error, but ended the day 0-for-4. The Dominican Republic was eliminated from gold medal contention and will play in the bronze medal game on Aug. 6. Boxscore »

Aug. 1: Registers another multi-hit game
Julio Rodríguez continues to be a critical part of the Dominican Republic's offense in Olympic competition. MLB Pipeline's No. 4 overall prospect went 2-for-4 Sunday with a pair of singles and a run scored, despite the Dominican team dropping their first-round game to South Korea. Rodríguez is now hitting 6-for-13 through the three contests at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Boxscore »