Colorado Rockies top prospect, Brendan Rodgers, placed on the DL
The Rockies top prospect, Brendan Rodgers, will be seeing some time on the disabled list.
The Rockies #1 prospect and #9 prospect in all of baseball (according to MLB.com), Brendan Rodgers, was placed on the 7-day disabled list due to a quad strain.
The move is retroactive to this passed Tuesday so he would be able to return from the disabled list on Tuesday, August 15 (if all is well) but he very well could spend more time out of commission.
He suffered the injury on Sunday when he was pulled from the game in the first inning after his first at-bat (in which he tallied a double).
This is the second time in which Rodgers has spent time on the disabled. He has split time between Advanced-A Lancaster and Double-A Hartford. His last injury was when he was in Lancaster and he started the season 2 1/2 weeks late (the season started on April 6 and Rodgers began his season on April 24).
He was out with an injury to his hand.
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Rodgers season thus far
In 48 games with Advanced-A Lancaster, Rodgers annihilated the league with 43 runs, 21 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 46 RBI, a .400 batting average (84-for-210), .419 on-base percentage, and a .700 slugging percentage.
He has not played as well in Double-A but you can chalk that up to growing pains (obviously, with going higher into a minor-league system, the difficulty is higher as well). However, in 36 games, Rodgers has 20 runs, five doubles, six home runs, 17 RBI, a .273 batting average (39-for-143), a .333 on-base percentage, and a .434 slugging percentage.
Overall, this season, he has played in 84 games and he has 63 runs, 123 hits, 26 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 63 RBI, a .348 average, a .384 on-base percentage, and a slugging percentage of .592.
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Obviously, it is a disappointment for the Rockies to have their top prospect on the disabled list but of what it sounds like, he won’t be out for all that long. However, it will be interesting to see if he has any lingering issues with the injury or if he will be able to pick up where he left off.