IP 244
ERA 4.168
WHIP 1.385
BB/9 3.43
SO/9 7.34
  • Full name Chad Martin Rodgers
  • Born 11/23/1987 in Akron, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Walsh Jesuit
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (100th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2006 (signed for $385,000).
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    Rodgers moved slightly ahead of Vermillion's Andy Oliver as the top pitching prospect in Ohio thanks to his superior feel for pitching. Rodgers isn't lacking for stuff either, as he has an 87-89 mph sinker and can touch 92 when he uses a four-seam fastball. He also has a 12-to-6 curveball and a changeup, plus an advanced feel for how to mix pitches and locations to keep hitters off balance. He has drawn comparisons to Indians prospect Jeremy Sowers, the sixth overall pick in the 2004 draft. Sowers' impeccable command grades out better, but Rodgers is more projectable and should wind up with better pure stuff. Rodgers is part of what could be a bumper crop of Kent State recruits, but he'll probably pass up college when he goes in the first five rounds.

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