Friday, December 23, 2016

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Trevor Rogers

Trevor Rogers, LHP, HS.   6'6", 180 lbs.

Trevor Rogers is a cousin of former Giants OF Cody Ross and goes to the same Carlsbad, NM HS that Cody graduated from.  Rogers was largely unknown to scouting sources until this summer when he hit 95 MPH on the radar gun in an early showcase event.  In 2 later events he was more in the low 90's, but scouts remain impressed by the ease of his delivery and the room for growth on his tall frame.  He looks like he could easily carry another 30 lbs on that frame and scouts think he can easily sit in the mid-90's when he fills out.

Rogers has the standard tall-lefty low 3/4's delivery in the mold of Randy Johnson, Chris Sale and Madison Bumgarner.  Unlike Bumgarner, he flashes some elbow in the motion, but not nearly as much as Sale.  The deliver appears to be low effort much like Bummy's.

I have to say I am impressed by the videos I've seen and would rank him in the top tier of HS pitching prospects, maybe higher than DL Hall, the LHP who has gotten more attention and throws harder now, but does not have the physical projectability that Rogers does.  I could see him being available at #19 when the Giants are currently slated to pick and I could see them ranking him high on their draft board. There is the Cody Ross connection and the Giants have a very scout in New Mexico.


DrB's Updated 2017 Draft Board:

1.  Jordan Adell, OF, HS
2.  Mark Vientos, SS, HS
3.  Hunter Greene, RHP, HS
4.  Tanner Houck, RHP, College(Missouri)
5.  JB Bakauskas, RHP, College(North Carolina)
6.  Jeren Kendall, OF, College(Vanderbilt)
7.  JJ Schwarz, C, College(Florida)
8.  Alex Faedo, RHP, College(Florida)
9.  Kyle Wright, RHP, College(Vanderbilt)
10.  Alex Lange, RHP, College(LSU)
11.  Brady McConnell, SS, HS
12.  Alex Scherff, RHP, HS
13.  Hans Crouse, RHP, HS
14.  Trevor Rogers, LHP, HS
15.  DL Hall, LHP, HS
16.  Conner Uselton, OF, HS
17.  Royce Lewis, SS/OF, HS
18.  Tristan Beck, RHP, College(Stanford)
19.  Pavin Smith, 1B, College(Virginia)
20.  Brandan McKay, LHP, College(Louisville)
21.  Blayne Enlow, RHP, HS
22.  Hagen Danner, RHP, HS
23.  Alejandro Toral, 1B, HS
24.  Colton Hock, RHP, College(Stanford)

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