Former Carlsbad Star Trevor Rogers Called Up to Miami Marlins
Trevor Rogers will make his Major League debut tonight for the Miami Marlins. The 22-year old pitcher, who starred for Carlsbad High School was drafted by the Marlins 13th overall in the first round in 2017. Rogers will start on the mound in the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets.
As a junior, he led Carlsbad High to a 6-A New Mexico State title. He was 9-2 with a 0.70 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 2016.
Rated the ninth best prospect in the Marlins organization by MLB.com, Rogers features a fastball that can reach 96 miles per hour and he complements it with a cutter and a changeup. Some are forecasting him to be a back-end starter in a big league rotation.
Last season, Rogers was terrific for Jupiter in the High-A Florida State League, and finished with a 2.53 ERA in 18 starts. The southpaw had spent the last few months with the Marlins' Player Pool, but now he will have an opportunity to showcase his stuff at the MLB level. His cousin, former outfielder Cody Ross, spent more than 10 years in MLB.