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Michael Rothenberg

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Michael Rothenberg
Name: Michael Warren Rothenberg
Born: Oct 5, 1998 in Gainesville, FL
College: Duke
High School: Pine Crest HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 12th round (345th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
Teams had some interest in Rothenberg last year among the top-five rounds after a strong offensive showing in 16 games (.349/.551/.605), but ultimately the big switch-hitting catcher went back to Duke for his fourth season with the program. This spring, he hit .251/.346/.493 with nine home runs and 16 doubles, while striking out 50 times and walking 24. He’s been a head scratcher for scouts for several years now, as he does have plus arm strength from behind the plate and raw power to both sides. That’s an attractive tool set for a collegiate catcher, but evaluators are also skeptical about his chances to stick behind the plate at the next level because of his stiffer actions. Additionally, his swing gets long, and scouts wonder about his ability to recognize spin and stay within the strike zone as a hitter. For a team that thinks he has a chance to catch at the next level, he could be an intriguing pick somewhere inside the top-10 rounds.
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