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Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers named SAL Most Outstanding MLB Prospect

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Colorado Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers has been named Most Outstanding MLB Prospect for the South Atlantic League, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.

Additionally, first baseman Brian Mundell was named the SAL MVP. Mundell hit .320 with 14 homes runs and a new league record 57 doubles.

Rodgers, a shortstop, was the Rockies 2015 first-round draft pick, and third overall. He dealt with some fatigue and minor injuries during his rookie campaign in Grand Junction. He played in 37 games, batting .273 with three home runs.

Rodgers (20) has been (mostly) healthy in 2016 for the Low-A Asheville Tourists, playing in 109 games and batting .282 with 19 home runs. Interestingly, in both seasons thus far, he has kept a steady on-base percentage at .340 and now .343.

So far for his MiLB career, Rodgers has 583 at-bats and is hitting .280 with 22 home runs and 93 RBI. Those are pretty gaudy numbers for a shortstop.

It will be interesting to see if this kind of production is something Rodgers can build on to accelerate his ETA but he most likely still remains at least two years away from MLB action.



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