Selected by the Orioles in the first round (No. 11 overall) of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft...Earned the nickname "The Butcher" at Double-A Bowie after choosing white uniforms on his start days because butchers wear white...Ate Chick-Fil-A every day at Double-A Bowie. He always got the same order, grilled chicken nuggets and a grilled chicken wrap...Prefers to pitch on the road because he loves hearing the opposing fans boo him...Is a big Ravens fan and got a helmet from Justin Tucker...Enjoys hunting in the offseason.
Participated in the team's Fall Instructional League camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla...Named the Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year...Led all O's Minor League pitchers with 161 strikeouts...Made 23 starts between High-A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie, going 9-1 with a 2.36 ERA (27 ER/103.0 IP)...Promoted to Double-A Bowie on June 1 where he finished the season, going 6-1 with a 2.60 ERA (23 ER/79.2 IP) and 121 strikeouts to 22 walks...Named the High-A East Pitcher of the Month for May; named the High-A East Pitcher of the Week for the week of 5/23...Named a Baseball America Minor League All-Star...Named a 2021 MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...Ranked as the Orioles' No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline's end-of-season rankings.
Added to the 60-man player pool on 7/29 and participated in the team's Alternate Training Site at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, Md...Participated in the team's Fall Instructional League camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla... Entered the season ranked as the No. 2 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America...Finished the year ranked as the No. 31 overall prospect Baseball America's Top 100.
Finished the season as the No. 45 overall prospect in Baseball America's Top 100, and rated as the No. 2 prospect in the Orioles system in the publication's 2020 Preseason Top 10...Named the Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Year (with RHP Mike Baumann) after finishing the season with Class-A Delmarva with a 10-4 record, 2.68 ERA (28 ER/94.0 IP), and a team-leading opponent average of .171 (57-for-333) while striking out a team-leading 129 batters...Named the 2019 South Atlantic League Most Outstanding MLB Prospect and a SAL Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star; made the start for the Northern Division in the 2019 SAL All-Star Game at West Virginia...Represented the American League in the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, along with fellow Orioles prospect LHP DL Hall...Rodriguez entered the game to pitch the eighth inning with a runner at second base to begin the extra frame; he retired all three batters faced on 11 pitches to keep the game tied...Named to the Baseball America All-Star team...Named the Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April after posting a 3-0 record with a 0.54 ERA (1 ER/16.2 IP), an opponent average of .123 (7-for-57) with 28 strikeouts in three starts...Earned the season's first SAL Pitcher of the Week (4/4-14) honors.
Led the GCL Orioles with a 1.40 ERA (3 ER/19.1 IP).