Projectable frame, particularly in lower half; full-wind, some stiffness, front shoulder stays closed, hides the ball well, deceptive motion; arm stab, mild wrist wrap, average arm speed, three-quarter slot; repeats well
Tampa Yankees (High A, Yankees)
4x in 2016
30: Upper-Level Starting Depth
Mild sink down in the zone, plays fairly true overall, below-average movement; above-average control
Slurvy shape at bottom of velo band; early action, trackable; higher velo band has more bite, shorter action, sharper
Primary off-speed; deceptive arm speed, generates late tumbling action; poor command, frequently left it over the plate
Rogers is a good competitor who throws strikes, but he can get predictable with his sequencing, often leaning on a formulaic fastball-early, changeup, curveball progression. He lacks a big-league out pitch, though there is some mild organizational interest on account of solid-average control and left-handedness. He profiles as an upper-level arm who offers emergency utility as an up-and-down starter.