Drew Rogers, C/RHH - Hamilton (Ariz.)
Maybe it's me, and it's a personal thing. But there's another prep backstop from this class who really caught my eye. Drew Rogers, from Hamilton HS in Arizona, is someone who has been a solid player on the prep circuit.
Regarding draft boards, the Detroit Tigers and others should have him moving upward quickly after his big performance this fall. Rogers was solid at Jupiter and had one of the hardest hit balls I saw, putting one well beyond the left-field fence for a 107 mph bomb. (The homer went 431 feet per Trackman, for what that's worth.)
Rogers is a 6-foot, 215-pound backstop who has skills with the bat. There's plenty of juice and thump off the barrel, plus good makeup behind the dish. He's a game manager and a leader. He can call a game and manage one as well, something that not all catchers these days are able to do.
He had himself a great end of the year on the PG circuit, being named a 2023 PG All-American and then going to Jupiter, where he performed well. He really showed off that pull-side juice and why he might be an intriguing addition to some organizations.
As was mentioned above, some believe that catchers are better off after some seasoning with a collegiate team before being brought in. Rogers is committed to Georgia Tech and may not make it to campus.
If he goes out and has a good fall, it's a no-brainer for him to be moving up big league teams' draft boards even further.