Rodriguez collects 5 hits, drives in 4 for Daytona
By William Boor
Alfredo Rodriguez put together the best game of his young career in the second half of Class A Advanced Daytona's doubleheader sweep of Tampa.
After going 0-for-4 in the first game, the Reds' No. 10 prospect went 5-for-5 with four RBIs, both career highs, as Daytona came away with a 13-2 win in the late game.
Rodriguez, who signed with the Reds for $7 million last July, is in his first full season with the organization and is hitting .278 through 40 games.
The 22-year-old led off the game with a double and bookended a five-run third with a leadoff double and an RBI single. Rodriguez drove in two more with a fifth-inning single, then capped his day with an RBI single in the sixth.
For as good as Rodriguez was in the second game, Chris Okey, the Reds' No. 12 prospect, was just as good in the first game.
Prior to going 2-for-4 in game two, Okey went 1-for-3 with a career-high six RBIs in Daytona's 7-1 win.
Okey, a second-round Draft pick from 2016, had a pair of RBI groundouts, but did the bulk of his damage with a sixth-inning grand slam, his first homer of the season.
William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.