Acquired: Drafted in the third round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 12-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 22 starts at Fresno (Triple-A), striking out 116 and walking just 23 in 132 innings while allowing 129 hits.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Fresno on September 2.
MLB Debut Date: 9/3/2016
|September 3, in a 12-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. The sixth of seven pitchers, he allowed five runs, all earned, on five hits in two-thirds of an inning without walking or striking out a batter. Of 26 pitches thrown, 15 were for strikes. Coming on to start the bottom of the eighth inning in relief of Will Harris with the Astros trailing, 7-2, Rodgers hit the first batter he faced, Mitch Moreland, with a pitch. Elvis Andrus and Robinson Chirinos followed with back-to-back singles to left field to load the bases. After Nomar Mazara lined out to third base, Ian Desmond singled to left to score Moreland and Andrus, after which Carlos Beltran doubled to right field to bring Chirinos in. Adrian Beltre then popped out to second base before Rougned Odor delivered a two-run double to left, scoring Desmond and pinch-runner Delino DeShields Jr., signaling the end of Rodgers’ night, as Jandel Gustave came on in relief to strike out Carlos Gomez swinging to end the inning.|
|After going 9-7 with a 4.51 ERA in 21 starts at Fresno in 2015, striking out 89 while walking 25 and giving up 136 hits in 115 2/3 innings, Rodgers returned to the Grizzlies in 2016 and proceeded to post by far the best campaign of his career, earning him Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year honors as well as that promotion to the bigs. Adding a slider to his repertoire of fastball, curveball and changeup helped as well. In 2014, he’d combined between Corpus Christi (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (then the Astros’ Triple-A affiliate) to go 6-12 with a 4.55 ERA, striking out 91 in 126 2/3 innings while walking 20 and allowing 137 hits.|