Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Colorado Rockies
2024 Fantasy Outlook
It looked like Rodgers' 2023 season might end before it began after he needed surgery in March to repair a tear in his left shoulder capsule. He wound up making it back in late July, though, and after a very slow start (.202/.263/.266, zero homers in 29 games) closed strong in slashing .348/.392/.580 with four home runs over his last 17 games. Rodgers' splits (.855 OPS at home, .532 OPS on the road) were as drastic as ever, and he's never turned into the power hitter it looked like he might be when he was a top prospect. He's healthy now and is still just 27, but Rodgers just hasn't looked like a standout anywhere even with the Coors Field boost. If there's a silver lining, it's that his draft cost should reflect the lack of enthusiasm. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Rockies in January of 2024.
Goes yard in Friday's loss
2BColorado Rockies
July 13, 2024
Rodgers went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.
ANALYSIS
His seventh-inning shot off Sean Manaea kicked off a late rally for the Rockies that fell just short. It was Rodgers' first homer in July, and only his second extra-base hit -- the 27-year-old infielder is slashing just .209/.277/.302 through 11 games on the month with two RBI and five runs.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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#8
#9
5
10
16
12
7
3
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
2
4
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+32%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+41%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .862 331 50 13 42 0 .302 .372 .490
Since 2022vs Right .655 748 76 10 70 1 .248 .295 .359
2024vs Left .894 74 13 4 8 0 .314 .351 .543
2024vs Right .635 232 20 2 21 1 .250 .297 .338
2023vs Left .673 56 7 1 6 0 .229 .339 .333
2023vs Right .709 136 14 3 14 0 .269 .301 .408
2022vs Left .899 201 30 8 28 0 .317 .388 .511
2022vs Right .647 380 42 5 35 0 .239 .292 .354
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+50%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+46%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+61%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+49%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .860 545 79 16 75 1 .316 .372 .488
Since 2022Away .574 534 47 7 37 0 .213 .264 .310
2024Home .835 148 18 4 17 1 .324 .372 .463
2024Away .573 158 15 2 12 0 .213 .253 .320
2023Home .855 100 15 2 12 0 .312 .360 .495
2023Away .531 92 6 2 8 0 .200 .261 .271
2022Home .875 297 46 10 46 0 .313 .377 .498
2022Away .588 284 26 3 17 0 .218 .271 .317
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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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.27
 
BB Rate
5.9%
 
K Rate
21.9%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.122
 
AVG
.266
 
OBP
.310
 
SLG
.388
 
OPS
.699
 
wOBA
.307
 
Exit Velocity
88.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.3%
 
Barrels/PA
3.2%
 
Expected BA
.273
 
Expected SLG
.390
 
Sprint Speed
23.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
55.9%
 
Line Drive %
20.9%
 
Fly Ball %
23.2%
 
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Rodgers has seemingly been on the scene forever, yet he is now entering his age 25 season. The journey here has been marred with mulitple injuries, and 2022 was his first "full" season in the big leagues but even it saw him play fewer than 140 games. His hitting profile is one much like other Colorado players: rakes at home (.317/.388/.511) while struggling mightily on the road (.239/.292/.354.) He does not have any one fantasy skill to target as you look to build your roster as he does not do anything particularly well. His ability to reach base is very much built on the volatility of his batting average which limits his run scoring while his next stolen base will be the first one of his career. For all the hype coming up in his prep days and his days in the minors, we are left wanting much more from him. Youth is still on his side, but your impatience is warranted.
Rodgers is one of the few Rockies hitters who might actually be worth starting on the road. After struggling for years with injuries, he's finally getting a chance to play every day. While he won't steal bases (his last stolen base attempt was back in 2018), he should provide some pop with a decent batting average. One issue is that he hits a few too many groundballs, but Rodgers did lower the rate from 58% in May to 50% in September. His production could really take off if he could drop that rate by another 10 percentage points. Besides lofting a few more batted balls, it would be nice to see him be more selective at the plate and improve on his walk rate. Also, he might be able to square up some more pitches if he weren't reaching for every pitch. If he just repeats his 2021 performance, he's a nice player and there are a few areas he could improve.
The lack of minor-league games in 2020 meant that many young players got more of a chance at the big-league level than they otherwise would have. Rodgers was not one of those. He failed to break camp in the majors and appeared in just seven games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. The shoulder strain was considered fairly minor, but it was surgery on that same shoulder that cost him the majority of the 2019 season, so there could be reason to worry moving forward. More worrisome, perhaps, is that he's been dreadful at the plate in 102 plate appearances thus far, hitting .196/.235/.227. That's a small sample, but it sure would have been nice to see a player of his talent show at least something. He still has his prospect hype and the potential to one day be a regular at Coors Field to keep him interesting, but he has no clear role and comes with significant injury and performance questions.
This is the first offseason since Rodgers entered pro ball in which he is not an overrated dynasty asset. He made his big-league debut in May, was awful (25 wRC+, 27:4 K:BB) in 25 games and then needed season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. Rodgers' approach has been dreadful at times, but he posted excellent numbers (147 wRC+, .273 ISO, 16.9 K%, 8.8 BB%) in a return trip to the Pacific Coast League. Given that it was a 37-game sample and they were using the juiced ball in the already hitter-friendly PCL, we can't say with any confidence that Rodgers has turned a corner. His 31.0 Hard% and 22.1 Soft% were middling marks for a 22-year-old slugger, but his 25.0 LD% and 31.4 Oppo% were impressive and he had his best walk rate since rookie ball. Rodgers should enter spring training as the underdog in a competition with Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson for time at second base.
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.
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 of Sunday's lineup
2BColorado Rockies
July 7, 2024
Rodgers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports.
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Resting Sunday
2BColorado Rockies
June 30, 2024
Rodgers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
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Homers, scores twice in loss
2BColorado Rockies
June 29, 2024
Rodgers went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 11-3 loss to the White Sox.
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Productive in return from IL
2BColorado Rockies
June 24, 2024
Rodgers went 2-for-4 Sunday against the Nationals.
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Officially activated
2BColorado Rockies
June 21, 2024
Rodgers (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Unattractive trade candidate?
2BColorado Rockies
May 30, 2024
Rodgers is a possible trade chip for the Rockies this summer but may not bring back a significant return, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.
ANALYSIS
Rodgers was on a clear upward trajectory after he posted a .798 OPS in 102 games during 2021, which was his first extended look in the big leagues. The 27-year-old hasn't been nearly as productive over the past three years, and he has a .266/.307/.356 slash line through 51 games in 2024. Rodgers is making solid contact with a career-best 45.5 percent hard-hit rate, but a 4.7-degree launch angle has resulted in a 55.9 percent groundball rate.
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