Colorado Rockies top prospect and current Hartford Yard Goats shortstop of the Double-A Eastern League Brendan Rodgers left Sunday’s game against the Erie SeaWolves after doubling in the first inning.
Rodgers, who is hitting .273 with 11 XBH and 17 RBI in 36 games with Hartford, was placed on the 7-day DL with tight quadriceps. His stint will be retroactive to Tuesday.
The third overall pick of the 2015 draft and the consensus top American-born prospect in baseball has had an unreal year.
After starting the season on the DL he caught fire at High-A Lancaster. In less than 50 games (222 plate appearances) he hit .400/.419/.700 with 12 homers, three triples and 21 doubles and 46 RBI. He had 84 hits and 43 runs scored in 48 games, a simply absurd stat line.
In the first half, he hit .400, the highest among players with at least 220 plate appearances in the Cal League since Jose Altuve batted .408 in 2011 in 52 games (his wRC+ was 169, Rodgers’ 196.). He was, of course, named a California League All-Star after leading the Jethawks to a postseason berth and was promptly called up to start the MiLB second half to Double-A Hartford.
Rodgers appeared in the MLB Futures game where he made a sweet play at second, away from his natural position at short and had a hit as well.
A consensus top 10 prospect across the league Rodgers turned just 21 on Wednesday.
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