Coral Gables HS
Eddy Rodriquez was one of the most improved Hurricanes on the offensive side of the ball in the 2005 season … extremely hard worker who has made great strides with his hitting … listed as the No. 3 prospect in the Virginia Valley League, where he played catcher and made the all-star team for the Luray Wranglers … handles his pitchers very well … considered by the coaching staff to be one of the top defensive catchers in the country … hit .320 in 2005 after never having batted above .281 in high school … played well in a backup role in 2004, earning five starts and playing in 23 games with a .241 batting average … has a very strong throwing arm, good knowledge of the game and good receiving skills … should continue develop at the plate with more experience … was a top 100 prospect by Baseball America coming out of high school.
One of the most improved players on the team from 2004 … started 52 of the 55 games he played in at catcher and the remaining three as the designated hitter … hit .320 with 14 doubles, eight home runs and 33 RBI … earned All-Regional honors at catcher … named ACC Player of the Week after his performance in the Jacksonville series … threw out 11-of-31 base stealers and recorded 37 assists from behind the plate … hit a home run in three consecutive games (vs. Wake Forest 3/19-20; at FIU 3/23) … had four game-winning hits. Coral Gables Regional (6/3-5): Earned All-Regional honors at catcher after going 5-for-12 with an extra-base hit in every game … was 2-for-4 with a double and run scored against Virginia Commonwealth … scored a run and went 2-for-3 with a double against Mississippi State (6/4) … hit a solo home run in the seventh inning of the Regional Championship against Miss. St. ACC Tournament (5/25-26): Went a combined 2-for-5 in two games, batting in both of Miami’s runs in the tournament … accounted for Miami’s only run against Clemson with a solo home run to right field in the sixth inning. At Clemson (5/19-21): Went 0-for-7 in the series. At Virginia (5/13-15): Went 1-for-10 in the series with two runs and a double. Vs. Jacksonville (5/6-8): Posted his best series performance of the season to earn ACC Player of the Week honors … was 10-for-12 in the series with five runs scored, four RBI and two home runs … was 3-for-3 in the series opener with a home run … went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI … closed out the series going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Vs. Maryland (4/29-5/1): Hit safely in all three games, batting in three runs in the final game of the series and was 4-for-11 in the three games. Vs. Florida State (4/22-24): Tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning to spark a five-run rally, and scored the eventual game-winning run. At North Carolina (4/15-17): Recorded a hit in all three games and totaled three runs in the series. At Virginia Tech (4/8-10): Went 1-for-3 in the final game of the series with a run scored. Vs. Oral Roberts (3/31-4/3): Three of his four hits in the series were doubles … batted in three runs in a 17-6 win on April 1 … went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in the series’ final game. Vs. Georgia Tech (3/25-3/27): Batted .600 (6-for-10) in the series, including a combined 6-for-7 effort in the final two games … knocked in three runs in the second game of the series, including a solo home run in the fourth inning … At FIU (3/23): Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored … hit a home run for the third consecutive game. At Wake Forest (3/18-20): Hit .600 in the series with two doubles, two home runs, five runs and five RBIs … hit a double and a home run in each of the final two games of the series … went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the series finale … Vs. Duke (3/11-13): Went 2-for-9 with two runs and an RBI in the series. Vs. N.C. State (3/4-6): Came off the bench in the first two games of the series … started the final game and went 1-for-3. Vs. George Washington (2/25-27): Did not play in the series opener … went 2-for-4 in the series finale. At Florida (2/18-20): Started the first two games of the series … went 1-for-4 in the opener with double. Vs. South Florida (2/11-13): Returned from injury to start two games. Vs. High Point (2/4-6): Missed the series with a back injury sustained against FIU in the season opener. Vs. FIU (2/1): Started and went 0-for-1.
Rodriguez provided depth at catcher last season and was solid at the plate in 2004 … made five starts last season and appeared in 23 games … hit .241 with two doubles, six RBI and six runs scored in 2004 … picked off one runner at catcher … had his first career hit vs. LaSalle … went 1 for 2 with a double, three RBI, and two walks in the same game vs. LaSalle Feb. 28 … had his best game in a 3 for 3 outing vs. Elon on March 6 where he scored three runs and had a double, walk, and a RBI … started against Coastal Carolina on May 2 … singled in a reserve role on May 8 against Jacksonville … started the regular-season finale against Long Beach State on May 29. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Regional: Rodriguez saw action against North Carolina State on June 5, recording an at bat … and again against Florida Atlantic on June 6 … did not play in the Coral Gables Super Regional. 2004 College World Series: Rodriguez entered the South Carolina game on June 22 as a reserve … collected a RBI single in two at bats and scored a run.
Played for former Hurricane Laz Gutierrez at Coral Gables High School … was a second-team all-Dade County selection as a senior and a team captain … also won a Gold Glove Award for his play behind the plate … also played for the Florida Bombers. Senior (2003): Rodriguez had an outstanding season defensively behind the plate … hit .250 with six home runs and 25 RBI. Junior (2002): Earned honorable mention honors from the Miami Herald and won the Coral Gables High School Gold Glove Award … hit .284 with 21 RBI and one home run. Sophomore (2001): Honorable mention all-Dade County selection by the Miami Herald … hit .200 with 18 RBI and one home run.
Son of Edilio and Ylya Rodriguez … has one sister, Yanisbet … is majoring in sports administration.
Rodriguez’s Career Statistics
Year BA G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLUG SB-SBA SO BB HBP SF SH OB% PO A E FLD2004 .241 23-5 29 6 7 2 0 0 6 9 .310 0-0 10 7 1 1 0 .395 70 6 1 .9872005 .320 55-52 172 35 55 14 0 8 33 93 .541 0-3 37 17 0 2 7 .377 313 37 6 .983Total .308 78-57 201 41 62 16 0 8 39 102 .507 0-3 47 24 1 3 7 .380 383 43 7 .984