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Brendan Rodgers continues impressive full-season debut

Rockies prospect and farm report for games from July 29, 2016.

Charlie Drysdale

Brendan Rodgers had three hits, including a game-deciding three run home run in the tenth inning of yesterday's game. It was Rodgers's 14th home run of the season. He's now hitting .280/.345/.475 (.820 OPS) in his first year of full-season baseball.

While we can't expect Rodgers to develop and progress according to a script, it's still useful to map his trajectory onto the last highly touted position player to rise through the ranks: David Dahl. Despite the injuries, Dahl rose rather quickly. Like Rodgers now, Dahl began his age-19 season in Asheville, but he only played 10 games before tearing his hamstring, which cost him the season. He began there again the following year, but he didn't stick around the whole season. The Rockies promoted him to Modesto in July of that year. Dahl began his age-21 season with Double-A New Britain. An injury eliminated the possibility of another mid-season promotion and also due to the injury he began his age-22 season for the Double-A Hartford-ish Yard Goats. The rest of that history is recent: he played well, was promoted to Triple-A, and is now on the big-league roster

Right now, Rodgers is a year ahead of where Dahl was in his age-19 season because he hasn't lost a year to injury. If it weren't for injury, it's possible that Dahl would have debuted a year ago. If the Rockies don't promote Rodgers to Modesto this season, then he'll almost certainly begin 2017 in High-A. It also feels like Rodgers is capable of going through multiple levels in a single season, just like Dahl has done. In a time when position players are not only debuting very young, but also sticking in the majors, it's not inconceivable to see Rodgers in Denver sometime in 2018.

Albuquerque vs. Salt Lake: Postponed
Hartford 5, Harrisburg 3 (Game 1)| Box


Raimel Tapia, 2-4, 3 B, RBI, K

Ryan McMahon, 1-4, HR (grand slam), 4 RBI, K

Austin House, 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K

Jerry Vasto, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, O BB, K

Harrisburg 2, Hartford 0 (Game 2) | Box


Raimel Tapia, 0-3

Ryan McMahon, 0-3

Rosell Herrera, 1-2, BB

Johendi Jiminian, 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, BB, K, HR

Modesto 7, San Jose 6 | Box


Forrest Wall, 0-4, B, K

Omar Carrizales, 2-4, RBI, BB, K

Dom Nunez, 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB

Jack Wynkoop, 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, BB, 5 K, HR

Asheville 5, Columbia 2 (10 innings) | Box


Brian Mundell, 0-4, BB, K

Hamlet Marte, 0-4, 2 K

Carlos Herrera, 0-5, K

Boise 8, Eugene 7 | Box


Garrett Hampson, 0-5, B, 2 K

Willie Abreu, 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB

Javier Medina, 5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 4 K

Grand Junction 14, Idaho Falls 8 | Box


Colton Welker, 2-5, HR, RBI, 2 K

Pedro Gonzalez, 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI, K

Manuel Melendez, 4-6, HR, 3 RBI

DSL Rockies 7 DSL Nationals 4 | Box


Daniel Montano, 0-3, RBI, 2 K

Ever Moya, 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Today's probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Harrison Musgrave

Double-A Hartford: Alex Balog

High-A Modesto: TBD

Low-A Asheville: Drasen Johnson

Short Season-A Boise: Rico Garcia

Rookie Grand Junction: TBD

DSL Rockies: TBD