Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers
23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Colorado Rockies
60-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 2/17/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The last time Rodgers' performance appeared to match his pedigree (No. 3 overall in 2015) and dynasty-league hype, he was taking advantage of the extreme hitter-friendly conditions of Lancaster in 2017. He was productive in a return trip to Double-A (129 wRC+), but his aggressive, pull-heavy approach was exposed after a promotion to Triple-A, where he had a 16:1 K:BB in 72 PA. Were it not for the existence of Coors Field, his struggles against quality breaking balls and good sequencing would portend a sub-.250 average in the majors. Rodgers was assigned to the Arizona Fall League, but was scratched from the roster with shoulder tightness. He will return to Triple-A while Garrett Hampson gets a crack at cementing himself as Colorado's second baseman. Rodgers' pedigree will motivate the Rockies to give him big-league opportunities soon, but betting on a quality batting average to go with his plus power is simply a bet on his home park. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Rockies in June of 2015 that includes a $5.5 million signing bonus.
Shifted to 60-day IL
2BColorado Rockies
Shoulder
July 17, 2019
Rodgers (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
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This move is simply procedural, as Rodgers has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Harrison Musgrave (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move and optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
5
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .478 26 2 0 4 0 .208 .269 .208
Since 2017vs Right .542 55 6 0 3 0 .231 .273 .269
2019vs Left .478 26 2 0 4 0 .208 .269 .208
2019vs Right .542 55 6 0 3 0 .231 .273 .269
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+50%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+50%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .636 38 4 0 3 0 .265 .342 .294
Since 2017Away .424 43 4 0 4 0 .190 .209 .214
2019Home .636 38 4 0 3 0 .265 .342 .294
2019Away .424 43 4 0 4 0 .190 .209 .214
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brendan Rodgers compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.15
 
BB Rate
4.9%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.347
 
ISO
.026
 
AVG
.224
 
OBP
.272
 
SLG
.250
 
OPS
.522
 
wOBA
.239
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.6%
 
Barrels/PA
2.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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This should serve as the all-time reminder of how wonderful it is to hit at Lancaster. In the JetHawks' home park, Rodgers slashed .461/.488/.809 with eight home runs in 26 games. After his promotion to Hartford, however, he was barely a league-average hitter (104 wRC+). Rodgers still carries the status of an elite prospect in most circles, largely due to the hype that surrounded him when he was the No. 3 overall pick in 2015, but he is not without flaws. He hit just .245/.330/.362 against right-handed pitching at Double-A and had 14 walks all season. It remains unclear if he will end up at shortstop or second base long term. He will likely head back to Double-A as a 21-year-old with above-average power and the potential for an above-average hit tool. Rodgers is a better prospect than Trevor Story or DJ LeMahieu were, but he likely won't be able to match LeMahieu's batting average or Story's power. Still, the sum of his tools could equate to the best middle infielder the Rockies have had since Troy Tulowitzki.
Rodgers tied for fifth across all of Low-A and was second among teenagers at the level with 19 home runs. Believed to have an above-average hit tool and plus power when he was selected third overall in the 2015 draft, Rodgers has lived up to his billing so far as a professional, but it is worth noting that he took great advantage of the hitter-friendly home park in Asheville. Rodgers slashed .318/.376/.597 with 13 home runs in 51 home games and .247/.310/.372 with six home runs in 59 road contests. Also of note: Rodgers started 24 games at second base, something that rarely happens at Low-A with high-end prospects who are going to stick at shortstop. The Rockies' affiliates above Low-A are also extremely hitter-friendly, as is Coors Field, so his numbers could be environmentally bolstered for the foreseeable future. Additionally, shortstop is no longer the wasteland it was a couple years ago, so for fantasy purposes, it is not a huge deal if Rodgers ends up at the keystone.
The No. 3 overall pick in last year’s draft handled his first professional assignment well, slashing .273/.340/.420 with three home runs and four steals (on seven attempts) in 37 games in the Pioneer League. He will undoubtedly be compared to the first overall pick, Dansby Swanson, as the two shortstops rise through the minor league ranks, in part because they have somewhat contrasting profiles. Swanson was the safe option out of college, while Rodgers was the high upside prep shortstop teams could dream on. Dynasty league owners will be faced with the same predicament this offseason. Rodgers has more upside in the power department, thanks to a quick bat and loft-generating swing, and it is easy to get excited about him calling Coors Field home someday. Rodgers’ 37:15 K:BB was quite palatable, so batting average should not be a major concern, although Swanson probably has the edge there. The one knock on Rodgers is that he is probably four years away from the big leagues.
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Out for season after surgery
2BColorado Rockies
Shoulder
July 16, 2019
Rodgers (shoulder) announced via Instagram on Tuesday that he underwent surgery and is out for the season, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Placed on injured list
2BColorado Rockies
Shoulder
June 25, 2019
Rodgers was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right shoulder impingement, retroactive to June 24.
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Not in lineup
2BColorado Rockies
June 24, 2019
Rodgers is not in Monday's lineup against the Giants, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Back with big club
2BColorado Rockies
June 20, 2019
Rodgers was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
2BColorado Rockies
June 15, 2019
Rodgers was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
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