Top Prospects of the Weekend: Brendan Rodgers Has Big Day At Plate
This weekend saw some good performances by all different types of prospects. Brendan Rodgers, the Rockies’ top prospect, had a fantastic day at the plate on Sunday. Unheralded prospects Chance Adams and Lucas Sims both had great outings. Kyle Lloyd made history on Saturday and Tony Kemp had a solid day at the plate.
4 at-bats-4 hits-3 runs-2 RBI-1 Home Run
Brendan Rodgers, the Rockies top prospect, continued raking at High-A on Sunday. Rodgers batting average sits at .418 after a 4 hit day on Sunday. Rodgers got off to an exciting start in his first at-bat, hitting a triple off of Logan Shore. Rodgers would come across to score when the next batter grounded out. Rodgers’ next at-bat would come in the 3rd inning and he would single up the middle. He would tally another single in the 5th inning, this time into left field. Rodgers would have a productive at-bat in the 6th inning, hitting a sac fly to right field. In Rodgers’ final at-bat, the big hit would come, a home run to centerfield, capping a big day at the plate for Rodgers.
As mentioned before, Rodgers is hitting at a .418 clip to start 2017 in High-A. The 3rd overall pick by the Rockies in the 2015 draft, Rodgers has had eyes on him throughout his career and thus far is living up to the hype. Last year he spent the entire season in the Sally league and hit 19 home runs, showcasing his power. Rodgers’ power has yet to come to fruition in High-A, only hitting 3 so far, including the one he hit on Sunday. Perhaps the 19 home runs could be attributed to playing in hitter friendly Asheville last season, but Rodgers has power no matter what park he is in. Rodgers probably can’t wait to hit in Coors Field, but he will probably have to wait at least until late 2018 at best.