Brendan Austin Rodgers… son of Greg and Julie… has two older brothers: Nate and Jared... Resides in Longwood, Fla., in the offseason... Attended Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Fla... Committed to Florida State prior to the draft... Enjoys fishing, ping pong and video games.
Despite beginning the season on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, appeared in 102 games and batted .284/.328/.470 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI... Suffered the hamstring strain during Spring Training on March 13 … placed on the 10-day IL on April 1 before being reinstated on May 21... Ranked second on the club with a .284 average (first: Connor Joe, .285), third in slugging percentage (.471) and fifth in home runs (15) and RBI (51)... Hit 12 of his 15 home runs on the road, the second-most road home runs on the club... Hit his first career home run on June 5 vs. Oakland, a pinch-hit home run off Jesus Luzardo, becoming the ninth player in franchise history to record their first Major League home run as a pinch hitter … followed with his second home run on June 10 at Miami, also as a pinch-hitter, the first player in franchise history to hit his first two home runs as a pinch-hitter, the first Major Leaguer to do so since Lane Thomas in 2019... All of his first three home runs came in a six-game span June 5-11 after going 145 plate appearances without a home run since his debut on May 17, 2019... Slashed .293/.333/.497 with 20 doubles, three triples and 15 home runs in 90 games from June 5 (the date of his first career home run) through the end of the season... Career-long 16-game hitting streak from July 21-Aug. 14, the second-longest streak by a Rockies player in 2021 (longest: Raimel Tapia, 18 games)… hit .364 (24-for-66) with four doubles, one triple and four home runs over that span... Recorded a career-high five RBI in the second game of the Aug. 25 doubleheader at Chicago-NL
Appeared in seven games (four starts) for the Rockies, going 2-for-21 (.095) with one double and two RBI...Was removed from the 60-day injured list Nov, 4, 2019, after recovering from right shoulder surgery…batted .429 93-for-7) with one RBI across six games in Spring Training...Began the season at the Rockies’ alternate training site…had his contract selected on Aug. 19 but was placed on the 10-day injured list Aug. 31 with a right shoulder capsular strain.
Made his Major League debut on May 17 at Philadelphia, playing in 25 games with the Rockies before right shoulder surgery ended his season ... Contract selected from Triple-A Albuquerque on May 17 and made his Major League debut that night at Philadelphia in a start at second base … went 0-for-4 but recorded his first career RBI in his first at-bat ... Recorded his first Major League hit the following game, May 18, an infield single to third base off Aaron Nola ... Appeared in 25 total games across two stints on the active roster … optioned on June 15 and recalled for the second time on June 20 ... Placed on the 10-day injured list on June 25 (retroactive to June 24) with a right shoulder impingement … transferred to the 60-day injured list on July 17 after undergoing right shoulder surgery ... Recorded a career-high three hits, including a double and one RBI on May 22 at Pittsburgh ... Hit safely in 13 of his 25 games … recorded at least one hit in seven straight starts, May 18-29 ... Appeared in 37 games with Albuquerque and batted .350 (50-for-143) with 10 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 21 RBI, 14 walks and 27 strikeouts ... Invited to his second Major League Spring Training and batted .222 (8-for-36) with one double and three RBI in 18 games.
MiLB.com Organizational All-Star and Mid-Season All-Star for the third consecutive season ... Played in 19 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .232 (16-for-69) with five RBI ... Placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left hamstring injury Aug. 12-19 ... Played in 95 games for Double-A Hartford, batting .275 (98-for-357) with 17 home runs and 62 RBI ... Played for the United States team in the Futures Game in Washington, D.C., on July 15, going 1-for-4 with two runs and one double.
Combined to hit .336 (125-for-372) in 89 games between High-A Lancaster and Double-A Hartford ... Three times named the California League Player of the Week for Lancaster, May 14, May 28 and June 11 … also the MiLB.com California League Player of the Month for May ... Named a Cal League Mid-Season All-Star as well as a Baseball America High Class-A All-Star ... Hit .461 (53-for-115) in 26 home games at Lancaster … hit eight home runs and collected 30 RBI ... Batted .409 (47-for-115) in May and .414 (29-for-70) in June … was the first Lancaster player to hit .400 in the first half of a season since Jose Altuve hit .408 in 2011 ... Logged a 23-game hitting streak from May 21-June 15, including a five hit game June 9 ... Had 204 at-bats at shortstop, 18 at second with Lancaster … was on the seven-day disabled list April 7-24 ... Transferred to Hartford on June 22 … hit .304 (21-for-69) in 18 road games against Eastern League foes … hit five home runs in July … had four hits, including two home runs, on July 15 … returned to Lancaster on Sept. 1 ... Played for the United States squad in the Futures Game in Miami, going 1-for-1 with a run, RBI and walk.
Was named the Most Outstanding Major League Prospect in the South Atlantic League ... Was also named a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in the SAL, a MiLB.com Organization All-Star and a Baseball America Low Class A All-Star ... Finished fifth in the SAL in runs, 10th in hits, seventh in doubles, fourth in home runs and fourth in slugging percentage.
Appeared in 37 games for Rookie Level Grand Junction in his first professional season ... Batted .314 (22-for-70) in the second half after hitting .233 (17-for-73) in the first half of the season ... Went 4-for-6 with a double, home run and two RBI in his first professional game June 25.