Brendan Austin Rodgers … son of Greg and Julie … resides in Longwood, Fla., in the offseason ... Has two older brothers, Nate and Jared ... Attended Lake Mary High School … had committed to Florida State prior to the draft ... Childhood friend of Rockies prospect Forrest Wall ... Enjoys fishing, playing ping pong and video games.
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.