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Rogers enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and third season in the Atlantic League. The former Big Leaguer spent each of the past two seasons with the New Britain Bees. Rogers paced the Bees’ bats last year with a .289 average, 15 home runs, 91 RBI, 10 stolen bases and a .393 on-base percentage across 135 games. He finished second in the league in walks (85), tied for second in RBI, fourth in OBP, sixth in OPS (.846) and seventh in hits (139). Rogers also sported the second-longest on-base streak (30 games) and the fifth-longest hit-streak (17 games) in the league in 2019.
The East Point, Georgia native was named a 2018 Mid-Season All-Star in his first Hardware City campaign. That year, Rogers posted a .297 average with five home runs and 65 RBI. He finished third in the league in on-base percentage (.397), 10th in RBI and 11th in batting. Overall, Rogers has hit .293 with 20 home runs and 156 RBI across 242 games over his first two seasons in the Atlantic League.
Rogers begins his first year with the Patriots with three seasons of service at the Major League level. The Columbus State University alumnus first broke into the “Bigs” in 2014 with the Milwaukee Brewers. He hit .296 with four home runs and 16 RBI over 86 games with the Brewers in 2015 before he most recently spent 23 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016. Rogers owns a .258 average with four home runs and 18 RBI over 117 games in the Majors.
The former 32nd round draft pick of the Brewers in 2010 sports a .283 career average with 121 home runs and 648 RBI across 10 years of professional baseball.