After spending the 13th overall pick and $3.4 million to sign Rogers out of a New Mexico high school in 2017, Miami opted to have him rest his arm that summer and didn't have him make his pro debut until late last May, when he had already turned 20. He posted an impressive 85/27 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings in low Class A, but he also recorded a 5.82 ERA because he struggled with his secondary pitches. He's the cousin of former Marlins outfielder Cody Ross.
Rogers has an imposing presence at 6-foot-6 and a better fastball than most left-handed starters, working at 92-94 mph and touching 96 with deception and command. His advanced age for a high schooler and his lack of feel to spin a breaking ball concerned some clubs in the 2017 Draft, and the latter remains an issue because he has trouble staying on top of his curveball and it tends to blend together with his slider. His tumbling changeup also lacks consistency but could be his best secondary pitch in the long run.
Rogers has plenty of raw talent but is only scratching the surface of his potential. He throws strikes but will have to refine the rest of his repertoire to keep hitters off his fastball. He has a chance to become a mid-rotation starter but will need plenty of development time to get there.
LHP Trevor Rogers assigned to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp from Jupiter Hammerheads.
LHP Trevor Rogers assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from Marlins Extended Spring Training.
LHP Trevor Rogers assigned to Marlins Extended Spring Training from Clinton LumberKings.
Trevor Rogers assigned to Greensboro Grasshoppers from Batavia Muckdogs.
LHP Trevor Rogers assigned to Batavia Muckdogs from Greensboro Grasshoppers.
LHP Trevor Rogers assigned to Greensboro Grasshoppers from GCL Marlins.