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New York Yankees left-handed pitching prospect Josh Rogers is dominating the Single-A level in Tampa.
On Friday night Rogers made his fifth start of the season and continued his early success. Rogers surrendered just three earned runs through seven innings while striking out four in the process.
With this outing, Rogers continues his streak making it 20 straight games dating back to last season where he surrendered three earned runs or less in a start.
This just continues Rogers’ superb start to the 2017 season where he is currently 2-2 while sporting a 2.53 ERA. He is a left-handed starting pitcher who has a massive amount of potential.
The success Rogers is currently having with Tampa is nothing new for him, in 2016, Rogers finished the season 12-6 with a 2.38 ERA and 115 strikeouts. He was a stellar pitcher for Charleston and Tampa.
Scouts project that Rogers will be a solid Number three or four in the rotation one day and enjoy a successful major league career if he can polish his stuff as they expect him too.
He is definitely a pitcher that you should be keeping your eye on as the Yankees head into the future. The 22-year old has a skilled pitch repertoire which he is very confident in.
“After my first full season I can say I am very confident in throwing four pitches for strikes — fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup.” Rogers told me in September. “The main focus for me was developing a Changeup and after working very hard this year on that I am excited to be able to use that in any given count.”
Rogers has the hard work ethic and the drive to make it far in his career, which is why he has had so much success in the minors to date at such a young age.
With the 22-year old being only five starts into the season, expect much of the same from the skilled pitcher as the season goes on.