Super 60 Spotlight: Will 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.

Will Rogers

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Mounds View
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: Great Lakes Baseball Academy
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(07/25/19)
84 - 85
FB
(09/01/20)
66 - 67
CB
(07/25/19)
74 - 75
CH
(09/01/20)
72 - 72
SL
(07/25/19)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 85
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
82 - 84
CB
66 - 67
SL
72 - 72
Position
6.96
60-yard
(06/16/19)
1.85 - 1.89
Pop Time
(06/16/19)
84
C Velo
(02/07/21)
104
Exit Velo
(02/07/21)
Position
60-yard
7.04
Pop Time
1.88 - 1.92
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
104
Position
60-yard
7.04
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.03
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
102
Position
60-yard
7.04
Pop Time
1.97 - 2
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
100
Position
60-yard
7.25
Pop Time
1.86 - 1.94
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
6.96
Pop Time
1.85 - 1.89
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.01
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.03
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
94
Trackman - Hitting
103.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
96.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
311
Distance (avg)
(02/07/21)
416
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
103.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
95.3
Distance (avg)
311
Distance (max)
416
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
102.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
92.8
Distance (avg)
253
Distance (max)
371
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
101.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
96.3
Distance (avg)
240
Distance (max)
375
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.1
Hand Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
80.1
Bat Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
76.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
25.1
Hand Speed (avg)
24.1
Bat Speed (max)
80.1
Bat Speed (avg)
76.8
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
24.9
Hand Speed (avg)
23.9
Bat Speed (max)
77.1
Bat Speed (avg)
72.6
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
22.2
Bat Speed (max)
76.5
Bat Speed (avg)
71.5
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

9/13/20

In addition to his catch/throw/hit talents and big bat speed at the plate, Rogers was up to 92 mph on the bump, showing off his impressive arm strength in one inning of relief. After impressing all summer long on the prep circuit, the Arizona State is likely to be considered for the top three rounds for the 2021 draft.

9/01/20

Present strength. Elite skills as a catcher blocking and receiving. Not afraid to use his arm and back picked a runner off second base. A controlled powerful line-drive swing. On the mound he mixed timing and looks. He is a strike thrower and a quick short arm action. Rogers’ fastball sat 84-85 and topped at 87mph. He threw a 74-75mph sinking change up. Arizona State commit.

7/07/20

Arizona State commit with good present strength at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. Sound defensive package. Athletic feet. Strong hands. Average arm strength (81 mph). One knee setup with clean exchange and good carry. Accurate throws with 1.97-2.00 pop times. Ran a 7.04 sixty. Loose arm swing and athletic stride. Open stance. Controlled stride. Good weight transfer with a balanced approach. Hits against firm front side. Gets on-plane well. Strong attack angle of 11 degrees. Average bat speed with good bat strength produced consistent hard contact; 101.5 max exit velocity during BP with furthest distance at 375’. Blast metric of a next-level rotational acceleration average of 19.2 g. Has necessary tools/skills to become a better than average defender behind the plate with plus power potential in the batter’s box.

3/15/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Present strength
Hit: RHH. Wide and open stance.  Compress and shoulder load. Controlled swing. Gap to gap approach with line drive and fly ball contact
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee. Consistent contact with strength
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. Short and loose arm action
Defense: 1.86-1.94 pop times. Starts from one knee. Clean exchange and feet. Athletic. Good glove and works low to high. Good movements to block and keeps ball in front.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

10/06/19

21 Will Rogers (Arizona St commit) blasted a home run to left-center.  The Great Lakes catcher has a strong frame with a good base.  Shows rhythm in load and a gap to gap approach with pop

9/08/19

21 Great Lakes C Will Rogers ranked #381 overall in the PBR 2021 Rankings hit 3rd and started behind the plate.  Strong athletic frame that had a nice game defensively.  Moves well to block and shows strength in glove when receiving.  A flat swing plane with some bat speed and has pop potential at the plate.  

7/25/19

6-foot, 190-pound two-way player athletic build. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, athletic hitter, gap to gap approach, hard middle of the field contact. Showed above average pop with a home run to dead center. Closed out the game on the mound touching 87 mph, sitting 82-84 with deceptive delivery, fastball finished through the zone. Curveball played 66-67 11/5 shape and flashed a harder breaking ball at 72 mph that acted more slider. Later in the tournament against Windy City (Herbert), went 2-for-3 with a pull side double that rolled into the left field corner and an RBI single flared into centerfield.


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