Quiet load, short stride, stays balanced, weight transfer is quick and direct; strong wrists attack the baseball, very fast into the hitting zone, plus bat speed, premium barrel control; smart hitter, has a plan, works his way through at-bats, up-the-middle approach; wants to hit, highly aggressive in the zone, advanced ability to track and drive spin and off-speed
Projection to plus raw, swing has mild plane, will look to separate and lift situationally, power to RCF and CF, hit balls carry well; 25-plus homer potential
4.28 on three clocks, efficient stride, not a burner but moves well, heads-up runner, quality turns first-to-third; not an aggressive base-stealer but will pick his spots
Fluid, balanced defender, solid hands, smooth transfer; moderate range, solid-average in the hole, sound footwork and body coming across the bag; makes good reads, anticipates hops well, has an internal clock; not flashy, but a quality defender with instincts and consistent execution
Throws hold their line, good carry and velo, enough arm strength and accuracy to convert outs to his right, accurate across his body
The third-overall pick in 2015, Rodgers shows a premium combination of hand-eye coordination, aggressiveness, and coordination. He gets after balls in the zone with intent, using strong wrists and top-shelf bat-to-ball to generate loud contact. While his aggressiveness may be open to initial exploitation at higher levels, it's the good kind that seeks to do damage in the zone. He's a sound glove at the six who does most things at an average or better level, with a defensive sum-of-parts that plays up. This is an elite prospect with five-tool talent at a premium position. Rodgers is as high a probability to develop into a first-division player as you'll find in High A.