Ever since being called up to the Major Leagues early last year, Julio Rodriguez has been making a huge impact on the Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners are back to being a postseason contender thanks in large part to his success.
He is already a two-time All-Star and earned a Silver Slugger Award in addition to earning American League Rookie of the Year honors last season.
To make things even more impressive, Rodriguez has already stolen 30 bases this season.
In doing so, he has joined Mariners legend Alex Rodriguez in an elite category.
MLB Network posted a graphic to compare to success of the two Mariners greats.
Julio will finish the season with __ SB. pic.twitter.com/04KuHEG30w
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 17, 2023
Rodriguez is just the second player in Mariners history to steal 30 or more bases in their age-22 season or younger.
A-Rod accomplished the feat back in 1998.
This is an exclusive list that the former Rookie of the Year finds himself on.
It has been 25 years since a Mariners player aged 22 or younger has stolen 30 bases in a season.
However, Rodriguez has already accomplished that feat and there is still a long way to go in the season.
The Mariners star currently has exactly 30 stolen bases.
In 1998, A-Rod finished the season with 46 stolen bases.
With Rodriguez’s speed and a month-and-a-half left in the season, that number could be passed before the end of the regular season.
Rodriguez is still early in his career, so the best may still be yet to come.
We’ll see what happens down the stretch and if Rodriguez can ultimately keep up this pace.NEXT: Cal Raleigh Joins Mariners Legend In Team History