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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

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Brady Rodgers
RHP 6-0 170   R/R

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3/12/12: Rodgers won’t overwhelm scouts with his raw stuff, but he is the epitome of a polished college pitcher with his mature approach and uncanny ability to throw strikes. There may not be another arm in this year’s draft class who can match his advanced sense of pitchability, a defining quality that will make him a legitimate candidate to go in the first round in June. Though his fastball typically registers only 88-89 mph, Rodgers can command it with pinpoint precision. He can also reach back for a little extra velocity, at times, and his ability to fill the strike zone with his fastball and three above-average off-speed pitches makes him a leading candidate to be the first pitcher from the 2012 draft to surface in the big leagues. As Arizona State’s Friday starter in 2011, Rodgers remarkably had as many wins as he did walks (nine). Overall, he went 9-4, 2.75 with 87 strikeouts in 98 innings. He began his junior season with no runs or walks allowed in his first two starts, spanning 13 innings, before finally allowing an unearned run and two walks in his third outing, a complete-game win. He finally approached some sense of normalcy in his fourth start when he allowed two runs and three walks, and left after nine innings in a game Arizona State won 3-2 in 12 innings. Through his first four appearances this spring, he is a combined 3-0, 0.58 with five walks and 31 strikeouts in 31 innings. He also had allowed just 18 hits. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Rodgers has done nothing but dominate throughout his career—even with his below-average fastball velocity and ordinary stuff overall. He won 34 games in four years at a Texas high school, then promptly led the Pacific-10 Conference in ERA as a freshman, while going 4-3, 2.11 with 11 walks and 67 strikeouts in 73 innings. He has also mastered his competition at the summer-league level—first in the Cape Cod League in 2010 (31 IP, 5 BB/38 SO), then with Team USA a year ago (2-0, 2.08 in a team-high 17 IP). Though Rodgers rarely lights up radar guns, his fastball has been clocked up to 92 mph, and even 93 on rare occasions. But it’s his ability to locate that pitch, along with his slider, curve and changeup, that enables him to excel. Scouts routinely put away their guns when scrutinizing Rodgers, and just sit back and watch him carve up hitters with regularity. His curve is considered his best secondary offering, and he is capable of freezing the most advanced lefthanded bats with the pitch. With a very clean arm action and delivery, along with good athleticism and a sound competitive approach, there are no red flags in Rodgers’ arsenal, outside of his fastball velocity, and he will undoubtedly be on the short list of any big-league team looking for a very safe college pitcher in the back half of the first round.




Oct 23, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008   Texas Scout Team Yankees
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Brady Rodgers
RHP 6-0 170   R/R

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40
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1B
C
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88
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83-88
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78
SL
79
CH
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