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Brewers Prospect Wins High-A Player of the Week

Devon Platana
A Milwaukee Brewers prospect has won High-A Player of the Week honors.
A Milwaukee Brewers prospect has won High-A Player of the Week honors. / Mike De Sisti / The Milwaukee Journal
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After an average 2021 High-A season, Milwaukee Brewers outfield prospect Carlos Rodriguez began the 2022 campaign on a rough note, batting .217 in 18 games played in April. He turned things around once May arrived, capped off with him earning High-A Player of the Week honors on Tuesday.

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Opposing pitchers certainly had their hands full with Rodriguez last week. The 21-year-old suited up in five games, recording eight hits in 19 at-bats for two doubles, a triple, two home runs and three RBIs. He also boasted an impressive .421/.421/.947 slash line over that span.

Although his overall batting average in 2022 (.268) is nearly identical compared to last year (.267), Rodriguez has been a more productive player. Assuming he plays the same number of games as last year (94), he's on pace to finish with seven HRs and 47 RBIs — an increase from the one homer and 38 RBIs he had in 2021.

Rodriguez is the Brewers' No. 21-ranked prospect on MLB.com and is projected to be Major-League-ready next season. However, continuing his current play could see him quickly rise up the ranks.

The Brewers' outfield has dealt with its fair share of injuries this season, but even then it's tough to see Rodriguez getting an MLB look just yet. Still, it wouldn't be shocking if he finished the year in Double-A or even Triple-A.

Milwaukee has pushed through all obstacles so far, so the need for a premature call-up isn't there. The Brewers lead the NL Central by 4.0 games with a 32-18 record and currently have +1100 odds (No. 6) to win the 2022 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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