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Wes Rogers

Born: 03/07/1994 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 180
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: CF
Looks like a cheetah; high waist, legs for day, strength throughout thighs, glutes, and calves, sprinter's elasticity; narrow shoulders, wiry upper-body strength
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/13/2017
Dates Seen ~14 in 2016 and 2017
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
High 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Low front shoulder at setup, angles towards pitcher, high back elbow, deep load; average bat speed, steeper angle down into the hitting zone; short stride, limited lower-half engagement; can beat him inner-third with velo, struggles to shorten up and handle tight balls; solid approach, will keep himself close to the zone, shows some willingness to work at-bats; swing has exploitable holes and lacks potential to consistently impact the ball with hard contact, too much fly ball contact for profile
Power 30 Swing plane lacks plane to drive the ball in the air, top-spin line drives, can catch one out front with some loft every now and then; speed and aggressiveness to create extra bases
Baserunning/Speed 70 Sprinter's frame and gait, Bolt-ian style; slower start-up, takes a few strides to get everything aligned and efficient, explosive second gear, makes up for lost time quickly; sub-4.15 average home-to-first with longer swing finish; reads pitchers pretty well, picks his pitches, finishes stolen-base attempts effectively; speed doesn't always play to max in field on account of route-running
Glove 50 Speed makes up for a lot of sins, though his isn't the kind of quick-burst that aids in making adjustments to trajectory; can go get it to the gap and to the line, struggles with initial reads, will take false steps in left, seems to read angles better in center, solid hands and body control, will rush plays
Arm 45 Stationary throws are accurate with modest carry, gets too fast and wild transferring and loading up to throw on the move and when hurrying, will uncork one, toned down some already from 2016

A former fourth-rounder, Rogers has explosive physicality that manifests in a jaw-dropping pickup when he runs to full speed. The physical tools of a useful bench outfielder are there, but he's still pretty raw defensively, and the swing doesn't inspire confidence for sustained success against more advanced pitching. There are multiple holes and ways for pitchers to attack, though he'll keep them in the zone. Rogers is a dynamic and fun player to watch, and if he figures out a shorter swing there's potential for a big-league career beyond designated September base-stealer.

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