Julio Rodriguez living up to the hype for the Mariners

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It took a little bit longer than expected, but Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez sure is looking great right now, isn't he? Rodriguez is loved all over the city and he's starting to back things up with his play in a big way.

Ask the Houston Astros about this, as J-Rod smashed a sweet 2-run homer in the win against them earlier this week. Could Rodriguez be on his way to winning AL Rookie of the Year?

Right now, he's considered the favorite. He's got a hot bat and his defensive play is fantastic too. The future sure is bright for this youngster.