Rogers, Miami’s first draft choice in last weeks’ draft, has agreed to terms with the Marlins. The 13th overall selection out of Carlsbad, New Mexico signed for $3.4 million, which is nearly $500,000 below slot. The deal is still pending a physical.
Rogers himself seems ready to go:
I'll miss you Carlsbad, but Florida is calling my name and it's time to get to work.— Trevor Rogers (@T_Raw1691) June 20, 2017
Rogers posted an 11-0 record, a 0.33 ERA, racked up 134 strikeouts versus just 13 walks, and threw three no-hitters in his final season with Carlsbad High. We can expect him in Jupiter, Florida for a mini-camp later this week.
If there are no speed bumps in Rogers’ development, we would be seeing him with the parent club to join the rotation sometime around 2021. In the meantime, look for his professional debut sometime later this month or early next month with the GCL Marlins.
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