MLB Rookies: Mariners Phenom Julio Rodriguez is Tearing It Up
We are nearly at the half way mark of the 2022 MLB Baseball season and even though the stars in the league are at the tops of the voting numbers, one rookie is putting up Rookie of the Year numbers, and possibly will receive an All Star nod.
The Mariners leadoff hitter, Julio Rodriguez, is leading the rest of the rookie crop in eight major hitting categories, with Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt, Jr a close second.
Rodriguez is batting .276, while leading all rookies in games played (83), at bats (313), runs (49), hits (86), doubles (16), home runs (15), RBIs (43) and stolen bases (21). The Mariners phenom is also tied for second amongst all major league ball players with 21 stolen bases.
Julio Rodríguez is younger than 31 of the 50 players on the Futures Game rosters https://t.co/YalZCS0n4S
— Jordan Shusterman (@j_shusterman_) July 8, 2022
The Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic native was named AL Rookie of the Month again this time for June as he batted .280. with 30 hits in 107 at bats, 22 runs scored, seven doubles, seven home runs, 16 RBIs, and 10 walks. He also hit safely in 19 of 29 games and with nine multi-hit games (two 3-hit games). He also earned the AL Rookie of the Month of May, as he batted .309, with 34 hits in 112 at bats, 12 runs, six home runs and 17 RBIs.
The rookie sensation was also recently named American League Player of the Week, where he batted .360, with seven runs scored, two doubles, a triple, three home runs and six RBIs.
The star is born and he is showing how bright his career will be.