Originally Posted by Superdude
Lecure gets more out of his stuff than anyone I've ever seen though. Rogers could theoretically be better given his fastball cranks a few ticks higher, but I wouldn't say that's an easy ticket to surpassing what Lecure's done. If he ends up in the pen, saying he's demonstrably better than Lecure is practically saying he'll be a closer type arm.
Out of the bullpen, Rogers was 92-95, touching a notch higher with an above-average slider. Plenty of guys have closed with similar stuff. It isn't the exact profile of a closer, but it is a profile of a guy who could
LeCure does get the most out of his stuff though. But the guy doesn't average 90 MPH with his fastball. Rogers is 90-93 as a starter and he controls it quite well.