Here’s a guy who has burst onto the scene and led the way as the Mariners continue their surge.
The American League Rookie of the Year candidate has hit 17 home runs with a .274 average, 53 RBI, and an .821 OPS.
After missing some time with a sore left wrist, Rodriguez hit a home run in his first at-bat back in the lineup.
He’s earning all sorts of praise throughout the sports world and Cespedes Family BBQ on Twitter believes that he has lived up to a different tier of superstardom.
Julio skyrocketing into "baseball player that everyone refers to by just their first name" status only four months into his MLB career.
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 27, 2022
People have been calling him “J-Rod” for some time.
But before long, we all may just be calling him “Julio.”
This is a guy that just four months into his Major League career is mashing baseballs and providing a spark on a young Mariners team that is loaded with talent.
Now, when somebody says “Julio,” we’ll all just be thinking of Rodriguez and his ability to crush the baseball and pick up clutch hit after clutch hit.
This kid is something else.
He’s burst onto the scene, gone all the way to the finals in the Home Run Derby, and now is the favorite to earn the American League Rookie of the Year Award at the end of the season.
Add him to the list of Mariners sluggers you have to be careful with.
We’ll see if he can live up to the status of being referred to by simply his first name before the season is over.