The Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball’s Colorado League is home to American professional baseball infielder Brendan Austin Rodgers, who was born on August 9, 1996.
He was drafted third overall by the Rockies in the 2015 MLB Draft. Brendan Austin Rodgers was born on August 9, 1996, in Winter Park, Florida, to Greg and Julie Rodgers, who own a clothing and promotions company.
Rodgers’ father and both of his brothers were soccer players, and he didn’t start playing baseball until a neighbor persuaded him to. Rodgers started out at Lake Mary High School at second base, but for the following three years, he shifted to shortstop.
Rodgers had a.368 batting average with eight home runs and 23 runs batted in during his senior year at Lake Mary (RBI). Rodgers played for the Orlando Scorpions in addition to his high school team.
Rodgers was selected by the Colorado Rockies as the third overall choice in the 2015 MLB Draft. He had previously made a commitment to play baseball in college with the Florida State Seminoles, but on June 17, he signed with the Rockies for a $5.5 million signing bonus.
In 89 games for the Lancaster JetHawks and Hartford Yard Goats in 2017, he batted a combined.336 with 18 home runs, 64 RBIs, and a.940 OPS.
On May 17, he was given a contract and promoted to the major leagues. That evening, he played in his first major league game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Rodgers only appeared in 7 games for the Rockies due to ongoing shoulder problems.
In the latter days of spring training in 2021, Rodgers had a hamstring injury, demanding at least a month of recovery.