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Cubs prospect interview: Benjamin Rodriguez

The righthander is just 19, and could have a bright future in the organization.

One of the things I miss in the off-season is any sort of affiliated ball. I can flip on an Australian League game, but having only one Cubs player in the league mutes my education enthusiasm. Even in-season, I can enjoy a minor league game between two non-Cubs affiliates with a mindset of “who should the Cubs attempt to acquire in trade”? It won’t happen, but a man can dream. From June through August, I completely dig tracking box scores of the Dominican League Cubs.

These games feature players none of us have likely watched or listened to. Streaming is a null set, as of now. However, my belief is that the Cubs sign players that are worth tracking, regardless their level of play. Among the players from last year’s two squads is Benjamin Rodriguez, who is listed at 6-1, 165. Don’t be lulled to sleep by the height and weight. The next few minutes are about getting you to better know a pitcher who figures to be a starter for the Mesa Cubs from June through September.

Rodriguez spent some time in Mesa in December …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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