- height 5-9
- Weight 195
- class Senior
- Hometown Pembroke Pines, Fla.
- Previous School Northern Oklahoma College
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2018)
• JUCO All-Region 2 Team (2016)
• 2017 No. 94 JUCO Prospect (Perfect Game/Rawlings)
Appeared in 34 games for the Savannah Bananas of the Coastal Plain League…Batted .200 with 16 runs, four doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, 26 walks and 11 stolen bases…The Bananas won the South Division with a 38-14 record in the regular season before reaching the semifinals of the playoffs…His 26 walks ranked 13th in the league…Batting average skewed by a rough start to the summer but continued to tick upward as the season went along.
Appeared in 30 games with 18 starts…Hit .189 in 53 at bats with 12 runs scored, four doubles and three RBI…Showed a keen eye at the plate, walking 11 times and being hit by three pitches…Made two highlight reel diving defensive plays at third base in the team’s Sunday win at Alabama on 4/1…Had a career game in a win at Western Carolina on 4/11, going 4-for-5 with two runs, two RBI and three doubles…Was tremendous defensively at third base.
Played for the Texarkana Twins of the Texas Collegiate League…Played with UK teammate Troy Black…Appeared in 29 games, batting .336 with 21 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples and three home runs…Drove in 32 runs, walked 17 times, stole six bases and posted a .954 OPS.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (NORTHERN OKLAHOMA COLLEGE)
Played the 2017 season at Northern Oklahoma College, where he appeared in 55 games, hitting .335 (59-176) with a .424 on-base percentage and .705 slugging percentage. Scored 61 runs with 19 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 55 RBI with 27 walks, 45 strikeouts and 16 stolen bases. Ranked 18th nationally in doubles, 23rd in triples, 31st in home runs and 33rd in runs scored….Named 2016 Region 2 All-Region Team…Rated No. 94 JUCO prospect by Perfect Game…Played for coach Ryan Bay..
Played for coach Mario Rodriguez at Miramar High School in south Florida…Started all four seasons at the varsity level…Named to the Broward Senior All-Star Game where he won Most Valuable Player honors…Hit .311 in 88 career games with 37 RBI and a .950 OPS.
Full name is Alex Javier Rodriguez…Son of Justino Rodriguez and Angela Liriano…Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic…Has younger sister, Diana… Moved to the United States in 2004…Has participated in several baseball-related community service projects…Favorite MLB team is the Miami Marlins…Picked the Wildcats because of the coaches, campus and “beautiful” city of Lexington…Major is Communication.