Brent Rooker

Born: 11/01/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: LF
Seconday Position: 2B
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (CBA, #35 Overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 27th, 2018
Dates Seen: 6x -- July/August 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Chattanooga Lookouts
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, lean and strong; filled out with no projection, but should maintain body. Fringe-average athlete.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open set up, feet shoulder width, knees bent, hands by armpit. Good weight transfer, medium stride, wrist hitch, short load w shoulder dip creates launch angle to elevate, opens early w some barrel drag when looking to pull. Fluid swing w strong wrists and above-average batspeed for power.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
Late 2019 40 55 1st Division Regular High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Makes hard line drive and elevated contact. Solid approach and still improving, takes good pitches in and out of zone, will chase hard spin down/away but should adjust. Swing path and power approach bring swing and miss. Barrel-feel is just average, won't miss anything middle, but will be vulnerable to edges due to pulling off. Demonstrated middle of field, two-strike approach w average contact.
Makes hard line drive and elevated contact. Solid approach and still improving, takes good pitches in and out of zone, will chase hard spin down/away but should adjust. Swing path and power approach bring swing and miss. Barrel-feel is just average, won't miss anything middle, but will be vulnerable to edges due to pulling off. Demonstrated middle of field, two-strike approach w average contact.
Game Power 50 60 Has feel to hit and approach to be in hitters counts, not fooled easily. Will punish hangers and anything middle of plate, down or up. Good pitchers will exploit to edges to limit damage but he will find hitters counts, projects for 25+ homers.
Has feel to hit and approach to be in hitters counts, not fooled easily. Will punish hangers and anything middle of plate, down or up. Good pitchers will exploit to edges to limit damage but he will find hitters counts, projects for 25+ homers.
Raw Power 60 60 Has strength and launch angle to elevate. Pop to go deep to CF and to power alleys; can go pullside without barreling perfect.
Has strength and launch angle to elevate. Pop to go deep to CF and to power alleys; can go pullside without barreling perfect.
Run 40 40 Not an asset; goes hard out of box, instincts on bases to get most of it and not clog.
Not an asset; goes hard out of box, instincts on bases to get most of it and not clog.
Field 30 40 Plays 1B and LF; liability at present at both spots. Projects to 40 in LF w full dedication to position; must improve reads and routes. Instincts will make it playable. Lacks hands, scooping, footwork to play 1B beyond emergency fill-in
Plays 1B and LF; liability at present at both spots. Projects to 40 in LF w full dedication to position; must improve reads and routes. Instincts will make it playable. Lacks hands, scooping, footwork to play 1B beyond emergency fill-in
Throw 45 45 Has to step into it; has enough carry to fit in LF, not a RF arm.
Has to step into it; has enough carry to fit in LF, not a RF arm.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Big bat will play despite poor defense, aided by game instincts. Slots in LF, projects for 25+ home runs with solid OBP and batting average. To reach this ceiling, must continue refining approach, and he shows the feel to do that. Lack of defensive value and swing/miss issues add risk to profile, bat has to carry.