Both are repeaters from the mid-season All-Star team. The two were among five Cardinals named to represent the FSL South Division in the league's All-Star Game. For a system more known for pitching than hitting, these selections must be appreciated by the organization.
Since joining Springfield, the left-handed hitter is batting a cool .500 and was named the Texas League Player of the Week earlier on Monday.
Other Cardinals FSL mid-season all-stars were pitchers Anthony Ferrara and Seth Maness. The latter was unable to participate due to his promotion to Springfield. Now, Rodriguez is the only one of the four still remaining with Palm Beach.
Rodriguez, 22, has a solid line of .300/.376/.441 in 404 at-bats in 107 games. The right-handed hitter has six triples, seven home runs and 46 RBI. He was 16-for-25 in stolen base attempts and has crossed home 64 times.
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