Rodriguez is, to whatever limited degree this is applicable to a minor leaguer who never hit in a-ball, the name here. He was a surprise second round pick in 2008, out of high school in Puerto Rico after the Mets first round plus trio of Ike Davis, Reese Havens and Brad Holt. Cost was clearly a motivating factor when the Mets picked Rodriguez with the 22nd pick of the 2nd round; his $585,000 signing bonus was the third-lowest of the round, and the lowest through his spot in the draft. At the time he was drafted, Baseball Prospectus's Kevin Goldstein fielded the following question:
billyho7 (san francisco): The Mets second rounder - Javier Rodriguez.....so obscure I can't even google stalk him. any info or is this an omar minaya special?