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2018 MLB Draft Scouting Report With VIDEO: Grayson Rodriguez 11th Overall, Baltimore Orioles

June 4, 2018

Grayson Rodriguez was taken 11th overall by the Baltimore Orioles, and is a proud alum of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series and Program 15.

Rodriguez participated in the International Week event in Sugar Land, Texas, and Program 15 VP of scouting Butch Baccala provided the following report on Rodriguez.

“When he was with us, I thought he was a second or third-round pick.  When you’ve got a guy that can throw three to four pitches and has got the body type that he has, and you’re at the end of the summer and you’re still throwing 92 or 93 and you have the body to grow into and gain strength to, you never know what can happen.  He had very good hand speed, it was a hand speed and strength arm.  Now, for him to be throwing 95 to 98, do all guys take that jump?  No.  But, he showed the ability to pitch with a slider, he showed a curveball, he showed a change.  He showed four pitches, so you can’t discount a guy like that, and he was an athlete.  Those guys have a better to project out like that.”

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Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is a veteran baseball writer with 15 years experience in the business.He's covered the last four World Series, and has also worked everything ranging from the MLB All-Star Game to the World Baseball Classic.In addition to his role working for Program 15, the 34-year-old New Jersey native currently serves as the beat writer of the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League as well as national hockey writer and New York Giants beat reporter for The Trentonian.Ashmore has worked the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, Frozen Four, Daytona 500, major UFC events and much more as he approaches 2,000 games covered in his career.
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