Originally Posted by mace
Bakersfield also romped, 9-0, behind Rogers: 5 IP, 1H, 5 BB, 5 K, ERA 2.64. Justice French (3 IP) and Daniel Wolford provided shutdown relief.
Home runs by Mattair, Selsky and Danny Vicioso. Mattair had three hits and Bowe two.
Rogers is an interesting guy. He's had some very nice success in a hitter's league, with a 2.64 ERA. He gives up less than a hit per inning, but doesn't have a superior K rate. '72 had a short scouting report on him last year, telling Redszone that he was working 92-96 with good command. The MilB website called him a "sinkerballer".
I don't think he has the stuff to stick as a starter, but he could be a nice prospect to watch as he continues through the system. He might be a really nice relief arm, especially if he is indeed armed with a sinker. That would absolutely play in the GABP.
Cincinnati has found some really nice late-round guys in the past two or three drafts. Guys like Rogers, Bryson Smith, Steve Selsky, David Vidal, and Tucker Barnhart were 8th round and lower. All have some interesting facets to their game and at all of them have played above their draft status.