The Colorado Rockies are calling up MLB Pipeline’s 10th ranked prospect in all of baseball, infielder Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers is an extremely well-rounded player that should be able to hit for a good mix of power and average, while also being able to more than hold his own in the field. The only part of his game that isn’t really viewed as something that can be a strength by scouts is his speed. With that being said he did steal 12 bases last season with double-a Hartford in 95 games, so it’s not like he’s running with a piano on his back.
A few things that Rodgers will have to work on going forward though is improving his walk rate and his strikeout rate. He has slowly improved those, which is obviously a good sign, but he still has room to grow as he now makes his way up to the major leagues.
On top of being a very mature hitter for only being 22-years old, Rodgers can also play multiple positions in the field well. He was drafted as a shortstop with the third overall pick in 2015, but he has since been able to learn how to play the other infield positions and he has shown the ability to do it at a pretty good level.
His best position is still shortstop, but he can play a nice third and second base.
It’s unclear how much time Rodgers will be able to get at shortstop with Trevor Story having that position on lockdown, but with the departure of D.J. LeMahieu this past offseason, the Rockies haven’t gotten very much production out of the second base position, so it’s not surprising that they decided to bring Rodgers up because he can play second base and he will bring some more pop into a lineup that is already one of the best in baseball.
It will be very fun to watch Rodgers come into the big leagues as another top prospect is making their way to the bigs.
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