Originally Posted by dougdirt
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 close.
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.
I didn't realize he threw quite that hard. What do you make of his K rate? It's not bad considering the rest of his game, but do you see him maintaining that or slipping down to Leake levels as he moves forward? He's definitely an intriguing arm the more I dig into his numbers.