Prep Baseball Report

Super 60 Deep Dive: Will Rogers Arizona State Commit

Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

This past weekend on February 7th, 2021 the Super 60 took place at Mosh Performance Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.  This national event is held for high school draft prospects for the upcoming season.  Talent comes from all over the country to one location to showcase their skills in front of professional scouts.  This year, Minnesota had two players selected to participate - Arizona State commit, Catcher Will Rogers from Mounds View High School, and Minnesota commit, Sam Malec out of Woodbury High School.  

Let’s dive a little deeper into Rogers' performance from the Super 60.

The 2nd ranked overall player in Minnesota’s 2021 class and 173rd ranked nationally, Rogers performed exceptionally well throughout the day  The Arizona State commit comes in at 6-foot-1, 215-pounds.  A body with strength throughout and shows athleticism for size and his position.  He started his day by running a 7.04 60-yard dash, which for a catcher is average to above average.  Rogers also posted the top arm strength of the day at 84 mph and the second best pop times at 1.88-1.92.

Offensively is where Rogers stood out amongst all of the attendees.  Before his round of BP, he registered a 104 mph exit velocity off the tee with a wood bat.  Then during BP, Rogers did not disappoint with consistent and loud contact throughout his rounds.  



Rogers put up a couple of noteworthy numbers during his BP round.  A registered 103.46 max exit velocity to go along with an average exit speed of 95.25.  Another set of numbers worth noting were his average distance of 316 feet and max distance of 416 feet shown below.





The future Sundevil has some eye popping metrics that are definitely significant.  A max hand speed of 25.1 and an average speed of 24.1, both of which fall into the minor and major league levels.  Rogers also showed high end bat speed at a max of 80.1 and an average of 76.77 which rank well above average for a senior in high school.  As a comparison, the major league average for bat speed is between 66-78 mph.

The image below shows us where Rogers' Rotational Acceleration and Bat Speed fall.

Overall, Rogers had a well-rounded day at the Super 60.  As one of the top hitters in the state of Minnesota, he will be tough to face this spring.  

Image credit: Joe Tourville Blast Motion