Congratulations are, as they often seem to be with him these days, once again in order for Grayson Rodriguez.
The 2017 International Week standout and current Baltimore Orioles farmhand earned the start for the North Team in the 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, and spun a scoreless first inning in a 6-2 victory.
Rodriguez faced a prospect-laden quartet of Michael Gigliotti, Terrin Vavra, Canaan Smith and Tristan Casas, and allowed only a single to Smith — one which came after Rodriguez got ahead in the count, 1-2 — while retiring the other three. Casas, a Red Sox farmhand, is considered to be one of the Top 100 prospects in baseball by MLB Pipeline; he’s currently ranked 96th, while Rodriguez has nearly climbed into the Top 50 at No. 53.
Rodriguez, taken in the first round by the Orioles last year, is currently 6-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 10 starts for the Delmarva Shorebirds this season.