Jake Rogers

Born: 04/18/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 190
Primary Position: C
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU); Traded to DET 8/31/2017
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 19th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x--November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Mesa Solar Sox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Sturdy, stocky frame able to withstand rigors of catching; strong lower and upper halves.
Swing Mechanics
Partially open, shoulder-width set-up, bat across shoulder. High leg-raise closes off, short load, dips shoulder creating uphill path, hands, barrel drag, solid extension.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 50 Everyday Player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Fringy bat speed and uphill swing plane lead to swing-and-miss; difficulty catching up to good velo. Stiff swings struggles to adjust the barrel. Has plate discipline to make pitchers work in the zone and take walks. Feast or famine, expect him to improve ability with two-strikes, shorten up and try for more contact.
Fringy bat speed and uphill swing plane lead to swing-and-miss; difficulty catching up to good velo. Stiff swings struggles to adjust the barrel. Has plate discipline to make pitchers work in the zone and take walks. Feast or famine, expect him to improve ability with two-strikes, shorten up and try for more contact.
Game Power 40 50 Will run into 15-18 HRs with knowledge of zone and ability to punish mistakes. Needs to start early vs good FBs given subpar bat speed, will need to improve ability to spoil spin and compel pitchers to throw him pitches he can drive.
Will run into 15-18 HRs with knowledge of zone and ability to punish mistakes. Needs to start early vs good FBs given subpar bat speed, will need to improve ability to spoil spin and compel pitchers to throw him pitches he can drive.
Raw Power 55 55 Strength to impact baseball with uphill bat path for loft. Has pop to power alleys.
Strength to impact baseball with uphill bat path for loft. Has pop to power alleys.
Run 30 30 Slow break from box; station-to-station on bases. Average speed for catching position.
Slow break from box; station-to-station on bases. Average speed for catching position.
Field 60 70 Instinctual; works well with pitchers. Excellent hands, soft receiver, shows present ability to frame and should take another step forward with more reps. Blocks well, better to right and should take another step forward with more reps catching MLB spin.
Instinctual; works well with pitchers. Excellent hands, soft receiver, shows present ability to frame and should take another step forward with more reps. Blocks well, better to right and should take another step forward with more reps catching MLB spin.
Throw 60 60 55 arm strength with ability to get out of crouch quickly; plays to plus with consistent accuracy to all three bags.
55 arm strength with ability to get out of crouch quickly; plays to plus with consistent accuracy to all three bags.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Glove-first regular behind the dish with ability to take a walk and run into his share of HRs. Hit-tool will always lag behind the glove and power with limited bat speed and barrel-feel that adds to risk profile. Defense could give him big league value right now.