Got engaged to his fiancée, Madison, in December 2022...Prefers to pitch on the road because he loves hearing the opposing fans boo him...Eats Chick-Fil-A before every start. He always gets the same order, grilled chicken nuggets and a grilled chicken wrap...Enjoys hunting in the offseason.
Began the season with Triple-A Norfolk; placed on the 7-day Injured List on 6/4 and transferred to the 60-day IL on 8/6 (right lat strain); started a rehab assignment with High-A Aberdeen on 8/31; reinstated from the IL and transferred to Double-A Bowie on 9/6 and back to Norfolk on 9/11, where he finished the season...Combined to go 6-2 with a 2.62 ERA (22 ER/75.2 IP) with 47 hits, two home runs, 28 walks, one hit batter, and 109 strikeouts in 17 starts between three levels...Earned International League Post-Season All-Star honors...Earned IL Pitcher of the Month in May after going 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA (8 ER/32.0 IP) and 20 hits, 11 walks, one hit batter, and 48 strikeouts in six starts...Named IL Pitcher of the Week on 5/30 after tossing seven scoreless innings on two hits with 10 strikeouts on 5/27 vs. Gwinnett...Exited his start on 6/1 vs. Jacksonville in the sixth inning due to right lat discomfort; missed the next three months...At the time of his injury, led the IL in games started (11), ERA (2.09), innings pitched (56.0), batting average against (.168), WHIP (0.84), and strikeouts (80); the strikeouts were 19 more than any other Triple-A pitcher; among all MiLB pitchers at the time, ranked second in strikeouts and third in ERA, innings pitched, opponent average, and WHIP...Made one rehab start for Aberdeen on 9/1 vs. Hickory (1.1 IP, H, 2 BB, K)...Threw at least 5.0 scoreless innings in five starts, all with the Tides...Struck out a Triple-A high 11 batters, tied for second-most in his career, in 5.1 innings on 5/17 at Charlotte...Made his Triple-A debut in the Tides' fourth game of the season on 4/8 vs. Charlotte...Ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect and the top pitching prospect at midseason by MLB Pipeline and Baseball America; entered the season ranked No. 6 overall and the No. 1 pitching prospect by both outlets...Added to the 40-man roster on 11/15.
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).