He didn’t get a lot of playing time in 2021, but when he did, Jose Rondon was an impact option.
Rondon had 90 plate appearances in 2021 and hit .263/.322/.413 with a 101 wRC+. He is not an everyday player but he is definitely an interesting option off the bench to spell a regular player or be a pinch-runner. He has the capability to hit as well. It’s easy to remember he had a couple of crucial home runs during the final weeks of the season. He’s also a great presence in the clubhouse always having a smile on his face and cheering on his teammates.
Rondon does not have a contract for 2022 and will be on the free-agent market. It will be interesting to see if the Cardinals retain him as a bench option in 2022.
With his dynamic presence, It will be fun to see where Rondon ends up in 2022 for sure!