With the 13th-overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins have selected LHP Trevor Rogers out of Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
A tall, lanky lefty, Rogers holds an arsenal that includes a mid-90s fastball and a breaking pitch that has been explained as a hard curve or slider. I would expect him to add some velocity as he puts on some frame, standing at 6-foot-6 and only weighing 190 pounds.
In his senior year of high school, Rogers went 11-0 with a 0.33 ERA. He had a very impressive K to BB ratio, striking out a 134 and walking only 13. Not to mention, he also posted a 1.295 OPS at the plate this year.
Rogers has been described as having a very easy delivery. This is to be appreciated, as this lowers the chances for any possible injuries.
Very intimidating on the mound, Rogers has the potential to be a very dominant starter. If he can get a better feel for his secondary stuff, he's got legitimate frontline ability, and could become an exciting prospect for the Marlins.
Rogers has a college commitment to Texas Tech and some reports suggest he’s likely to sign though. The signability obviously didn't concern the Marlins, however, if they drafted him with their first pick.
Here is some video of the big southpaw, courtesy of Baseball America and Fangraphs.