Brendan Rodgers landed on the Injured List just a mere month after his debut. The Rockies’ top prospect was expected to make a splash when he was called up on May 17, but his time was cut short. Rodgers had shoulder surgery to fix his labrum — a surgery that ended his season. While Rodgers’s debut wasn’t all that we expected it would be, I have high hopes that 2020 could paint a different picture.
Rodgers’s raw talent is undeniable, but as a natural shortstop he looked uncomfortable at second base. With Trevor Story under team control through 2021, where does Rodgers fit into the Rockies’ future? Much of his debut was spent splitting time with Ryan McMahon at second base. Should we expect more of that in 2020?
Rodgers is hoping to be 100-percent ready to go by Spring Training and feels that he is a couple steps ahead of where he was expected to be. While he isn’t ready to throw a baseball just yet, he is approaching his rehabilitation with determination and drive.