Brendan Rodgers 2015 Bowman Draft Future Watch, Rockies – Brendan Rodgers was a first round selection in the 2015 MLB Draft as the 3rd overall pick by the Colorado Rockies. He was drafted out of Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida.
A long time ago a lot of top picks came out of high school but today’s game has seen a bunch of college prospects get drafted early. They’re older and stronger but the Rockies couldn’t pass up a talent like Rodgers.
This right-handed shortstop is a terrific fielder and good contact hitter with excellent bat speed. Some pundits thought Rodgers was the best talent in the draft with his his arm, speed, power and fielding prowess all grading plus.
Rodgers family was soccer oriented but he never played soccer and decided on baseball at the age of 5. That sounds about right and it worked. Hitting .397 with 9 homers in his junior year of high school set him apart.
At 6′-1″, 190lbs he has perfect size for the position. He got some time in rookie ball after the draft and he’s expected to play for Florida State University an elite D-1 program which is something that was very important to the youngster.
Rodgers is a very grounded teenager who likes to fish. The one thing that makes him different is his lifelong passion for the sport.
According to his MLB.com draft profile the Orlando area high-schooler has gotten considerably stronger in the last year and he generates power with an easy, compact stroke. He is expected to make his big league debut sometime in 2019.
Rodgers’ first MLB licensed autographed baseball card will debut with the release of 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball as card number BCA-BR.
Here’s a video of Rodgers just mashing the ball:
Here is his MLB draft video:
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