Colorado Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers is done for the season.
According to the Rockies (and as relayed by MLB.com’s Thomas Harding), the 22-year-old infielder underwent surgery this morning. Rodgers first reported the news himself in an Instagram post with a caption that read, “Feeling pain today so I can feel strength tomorrow. Ready to turn this into my greatest comeback yet. See you in 2020.”
From the #Rockies— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 17, 2019
Brendan Rodgers underwent surgery this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (Labral Repair / Labral tear of the right shoulder)
The operation was performed by Dr. David Altchek
The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Rodgers, who was the Rockies’ first-round pick in 2015, made his big-league debut earlier this season this season and slashed .224/.272/.250 in a small sample size (81 plate appearances). Over that span, Rodgers knocked in seven runs, drew four walks, and struck out 27 times. He scored eight times in 25 games.
In addition to being Colorado’s No. 1 prospect, Rodgers is listed as the sixth best prospect in all of baseball. He also appears in the top slot on the league-wide rankings for second base and shortstop prospects.
Although he came up through the Rockies organization as a shortstop, he shifted to a role as the second baseman with the Rockies, and he will likely remain in that role when he returns next season.
Rodgers has been on the injured list since June 25 with what the team originally described as a “right shoulder impingement.” Of course, it is known obvious that the injury is more serious than that. After the Rockies’ recent struggles performance-wise, the latest news about their promising and beloved prospect adds on to the continuous blow that brings pain to baseball fans in Colorado.