Rodolfo Martinez Scouting Report & Game Video

Position: RHP
Height/Weight: 6’2”, 200 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Birthdate: April 4, 1994
Hometown: Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.
School: None
FV (20-80): 55 (Mid Closer)
MLB ETA: 2019

Dates Observed: July 2, 2018

Team/Organization: San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants)
League/Level: California League (High-A)
Scouting Notes: Blown save here not necessarily his fault in tough outing with a couple defensive errors on routine plays, but poor command/working behind in counts didn’t help. Showed once again inability to get ahead early, limit free passes in high-leverage situations; credit to get ground balls that should have worked him out of it, though … Fastball ticked up to 95-100 in this outing, paired with a hard-running 91-95 two-seamer, an 85-87 slider, and an 87-88 firm changeup that he used with some success. Power/power guy through entire repertoire, overthrowing to poor command with considerable recoil through release and a hard fall-off to first base side, really trying to rear back and did hit triple digits on the Stalker once … Slider showed good depth again, but changeup really stole the show in a subtle way here; couple nice, firm looks with some depth that got under LHH bats; gives Rodolfo Martinez a decent third look to use in certain situations, though he’ll likely continue to be predominantly a fastball/slider guy, especially to RHH … Biggest issues is makeup/emotional; defensive errors behind him, sure, but have to question his mental makeup and character after really struggling to get back on track emotionally and pitch through errors; took a long, long time to turn the page and re-focus onto next hitter. Makeup/character questions?

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Dates Observed: June 29, 2018

Team/Organization: San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants)
League/Level: California League (High-A)
Scouting Notes: Power arm ideal for back-end bullpen work with lots of life to fastball/slider combo; sat 95-99 with his four-seam fastball here, paired with a 92-96 two-seamer, and an 84-87 slider. Timed 1.15 – 1.22 to the plate with runners on base; holding runners clearly isn’t a huge priority to him through sets/tempos, but he’s quick to the plate and it’ll help his catcher some … Power/power look to repertoire, but struggled here to throw slider for a strike early in counts; enough feel to bury it in the dirt as a two-strike wipeout with some success there, but struggled early in the outing to feel slider in strike zone as get-over pitch; hitters can wait dead-red for fastball to get something to hit, don’t necessarily need to stay honest on slider early … Three-quarters release with violent, high-effort, high-energy mechanics; significant recoil through follow-through and considerable fall-off to first base side; combination of all the above impairs his command to a significant degree, but Rodolfo Martinez already is what he’s going to be: a short-stint late-inning guy, likely always looking at high walk and high strikeout totals; tough to hit, uncomfortable at-bat, but will struggle with free passes, command and control profile, etc. … One of the Giants’ better relief prospects in 2016, Rodolfo Martinez has taken a couple steps back over the last two seasons; power stuff velocity is still there for him to get on the fast track, but he needs to show more of an ability to fill up the zone, limit free passes and give-away at-bats, and slam the door shut in his outings with what should be two above-average pitches if he can ever execute them consistently.

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