Prep Baseball Report

Super 60 Spotlight: John Rogers

By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report will host the 19th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

We started our our march toward the Super 60 earlier this month, by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school years and beyond.

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Scouting Report


Vanderbilt recruit. Rogers was ultra-conservative hitting in the leadoff spot for Team Indiana as he patiently waited for pitches deep into counts. Sporting an athletically-muscular, 5-foot-9, 178-pound frame, the left-handed hitter sets up wider in a crouched base. The hands flow freely down and back before stopping as the weight transfers to the front foot with a longer stride. There is impressive quickness to the hands with a direct path and intent to drive the ball to the back side gap. At times, the bat got out of the zone quickly which caused some swing-and-miss throughout the weekend, but there is still lots to like. A gifted athlete with speed and ball-skills, Rogers has a chance to stick in centerfield long-term. Making the most of his speed, Rogers swiped seven bags on the weekend.


Rogers looked the part of an elite, top-of-the-order talent throughout the week at the Future Games. A 6.59-runner, his speed and athleticism will allow him to remain in centerfield moving forward, and given his athleticism, ball-skills, and strong arm (90mph positionally), there is a chance that he excels defensively at the next level. The left-handed hitter showcased the ability to keep the barrel in the zone for a long time, working line drives to all fields before circling the bases. Rogers is confident in his abilities which helps them to play up in-game, and should continue quickly progressing as he gains more experience against high-level competition. He collected multiple hits over the course of three games with a propensity to work the back side gap, and his pitch recognition stood out throughout. Overall, as a left-handed hitting, premium centerfielder, the 5-foot-9, 178-pounder will likely be pursued by a large collection of colleges moving forward.


2019 INDIANA STATE GAMES: 5-foot-9, 180 pound high intensity player. Outfield showed decent range and read on balls to both sides. Plays with obvious passion. Popped up in the INF and was 4.26 down the line on the turn. Was standing on second when the 3B caught the ball. At the plate starts wide with a slight stride. Likely will be a gap-gap line drive hitter with plus speed that can stretch doubles.


5-foot-9, 178 pound strong, athletic frame. Shows athletic twitch in all facets of his game. Glides on the base paths. Had a top home to first of 4.06. Left-handed hitter hits from an athletic crouch setup, high back elbow. Stride is short, smooth load. Above average bat speed with gap-to-gap potential. Interesting follow this summer.

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