The Colorado Rockies made Brendan Rodgers their third-round pick in the 2015 amateur draft. He was regarded as the best high school athlete in the nation at the time, and first overall pick rumors were rampant.
Following college players, Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman in the first three picks was him as the third shortstop to be selected.
On June 17th, he signed a deal with the Rockies that included a $5.5 million bonus, and on the same day, he was sent to the Pioneer League team, the Grand Junction Rockies.
On June 25, he made a very strong professional debut, going 4-for-6 with a home run in his first competitive game in over two months. He also scored three runs, drove in two runs, and had two RBIs in Grand Junction’s 15-11 loss to the Orem Owlz.
He was selected to play for the United States in both the 2017 and 2018 Futures Games. On May 17, 2019, he debuted in the major leagues with the Rockies.
His first few seasons in the majors were underwhelming because of his batting. 25 games for 224 in 2019 and 7 for .095 in 2020.
How Much Does Brendan Rodgers Make?
Brendan Rodgers averages $710,000 per year in salary. In 2022, Rodgers will receive a base salary of $710,000 and total compensation of $710,000.