Rodrigo Vela
Hall of Fame Inductee
Retired
Rodrigo Vela
Birthdate:
Aug. 23, 1997 (51 y, 11 m, 0 d)
Born In:
Toledo, OH, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
C
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Height/Weight:
6'5"/262
Entry:
2020 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 3, Team: Detroit Thunderbirds
Contract:
Free Agent
ML Service Time:
None
Player Awards
Award Date Team
MVP / Batter of the Year 2031 (2nd) Detroit (GLBL)
2026 (3rd) Detroit (GLBL)
2025 Detroit (GLBL)
2024 (2nd) Detroit (GLBL)
Rookie of the Year 2021 (2nd) Detroit (GLBL)
All-Star 2034 Detroit (GLBL)
2033 Detroit (GLBL)
2032 Detroit (GLBL)
2031 Detroit (GLBL)
2030 Detroit (GLBL)
2029 Detroit (GLBL)
2028 Detroit (GLBL)
2027 Detroit (GLBL)
2026 Detroit (GLBL)
2025 Detroit (GLBL)
2024 Detroit (GLBL)
2023 Detroit (GLBL)
2022 Detroit (GLBL)
2021 Detroit (GLBL)
Silver Slugger 2033 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2032 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2031 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2029 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2028 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2027 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2026 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2025 - C Detroit (GLBL)
2024 - C Detroit (GLBL)
Championship Series MVP 2024 Detroit (GLBL)
Batter of the Month Jul 2033 Detroit (GLBL)
Jul 2027 Detroit (GLBL)
Aug 2024 Detroit (GLBL)
Rookie of the Month Jun 2021 Detroit (GLBL)
Player of the Week May 8, 2034 Detroit (GLBL)
Apr 10, 2034 Detroit (GLBL)
Aug 15, 2033 Detroit (GLBL)
Jul 4, 2033 Detroit (GLBL)
Jun 7, 2032 Detroit (GLBL)
Sep 1, 2031 Detroit (GLBL)
Jul 7, 2031 Detroit (GLBL)
Jun 16, 2031 Detroit (GLBL)
Apr 17, 2028 Detroit (GLBL)
Apr 21, 2025 Detroit (GLBL)
Jul 22, 2024 Detroit (GLBL)
Jul 15, 2024 Detroit (GLBL)
Aug 7, 2023 Detroit (GLBL)
May 8, 2023 Detroit (GLBL)
Aug 8, 2022 Detroit (GLBL)
Jul 11, 2022 Detroit (GLBL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink179
Similar Players (C)
Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year Hits Rank
2025 157 6
Year TB Rank
2024 260 5
2025 270 5
2026 259 8
2027 231 8
2031 228 8
2033 228 9
Year 2B Rank
2029 36 3
Year HR Rank
2023 30 7
2024 33 2
2025 28 3
2026 30 5
2027 31 2
2028 18 8
2029 22 7
2031 27 3
2032 21 7
2033 26 2
2034 22 9
Year RBI Rank
2022 74 10
2023 90 7
2024 105 3
2025 113 3
2026 91 6
2027 90 7
2028 72 9
2031 70 10
2033 70 9
2034 82 7
Year R Rank
2024 102 2
2025 85 8
2026 79 10
Year BB Rank
2021 60 9
2022 71 2
2023 85 5
2024 89 4
2025 72 8
2026 70 7
2027 66 8
2028 68 5
2031 69 2
2032 64 6
2033 74 5
2034 63 10
Year IBB Rank
2021 8 9
2023 13 4
2024 12 5
2026 5 7
2028 5 3
2029 5 5
2031 8 2
2033 4 7
2034 3 10
2035 4 6
Year SF Rank
2022 7 3
2023 5 6
2024 7 5
2025 10 1
2027 5 4
Year XBH Rank
2023 61 5
2024 57 6
2025 56 9
2026 59 7
2029 60 3
2031 49 9
2033 50 10
Year Avg Rank
2024 0.312 8
2025 0.348 2
2026 0.314 6
2029 0.308 8
2031 0.290 10
2032 0.308 6
Year OBP Rank
2021 0.380 8
2022 0.388 6
2023 0.411 6
2024 0.423 3
2025 0.431 3
2026 0.405 6
2027 0.378 7
2028 0.368 7
2029 0.385 8
2031 0.389 6
2032 0.402 5
2033 0.405 2
Year SLG Rank
2021 0.470 9
2023 0.581 4
2024 0.596 2
2025 0.599 2
2026 0.585 4
2027 0.549 2
2028 0.450 9
2029 0.549 4
2031 0.534 2
2032 0.514 7
2033 0.547 3
Year ISO Rank
2021 0.184 7
2023 0.281 4
2024 0.284 1
2025 0.251 2
2026 0.271 4
2027 0.264 3
2028 0.180 7
2029 0.242 3
2031 0.244 1
2032 0.206 7
2033 0.249 2
2034 0.202 7
Year OPS Rank
2021 0.850 9
2023 0.992 3
2024 1.019 2
2025 1.029 2
2026 0.990 2
2027 0.927 2
2028 0.818 10
2029 0.934 3
2031 0.923 3
2032 0.916 5
2033 0.951 2
Year WAR Rank
2022 4.9 8
2023 5.8 6
2024 7.4 2
2025 8.3 1
2026 7.1 3
2027 6.1 4
2029 5.6 5
2031 5.2 2
2032 4.5 9
2033 5.3 4