Phillies right field prospect Herlis Rodriguez had a breakout 2015 season. He had about 300 more plate appearances than any of his other four seasons he has played in the Phillies system.
Rodriguez was selected one of three outfielders to the 2015 end-of-season South Atlantic All-Star team. He hit .294, the ninth highest in the Sally League.
The 21-year old was one of the few Phillies minor league outfielders in 2015 to put up the rare baseball “triple-double’ with 10 homers, 16 stolen bases and an amazing 22 outfield assists in only 98 games in the outfield for Lakewood.
Now he is heating it up for the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League. In his last two games there he has gone 5 for 7 with a double and a triple driving in two runs.
This season Baseball Betsy and I were able to watch Herlis play in Hickory N.C. back in late June. He hit the ball hard in that series by lining a couple of gap doubles and showed he can use his speed to lay down a drag bunt for a base hit as well. Watch HERE, HERE, and HERE.
As we mentioned several names in our previous blog, the Phillies are loaded with young outfield prospects including Aaron Altherr, Nick Williams, Dylan Cozens, Cord Sandburg, Roman Quinn and Cornelius Randolph. Add five-tool Herlis Rodriguez to that mix.