Milwaukee Brewers Jason Rogers Hits First Big League Home Run


If you haven’t heard yet, Kris Bryant hit his first major league home run tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers, but he wasn’t the only one to have a first. Pinch hitting in the five run Brewers fifth, Jason Rogers hit his first major league home run. While his blast will not get any media attention, Rogers has continued to prove that he can hit as he looks to be a player in the Brewers’ future.

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Though Rogers entered the Brewers’ organization without a lot of hype, he has proven at each level that he can flat out hit. In his six minor league seasons, Rogers has a career .288 batting average with 63 home runs and a .827 OPS. These number include his 2013 season in which he was voted the organizational player of the year after slugging 22 home runs.

Kris Bryant is going to get plenty of well deserved attention tonight, but even though Rogers is overlooked, his night shouldn’t be forgotten. Currently batting .320 in limited action with the Brewers the 27-year-old Rogers could be in line for lots more playing time should Adam Lind be dealt later in the season. As a cheap option at first base, there should be plenty more power coming from Rogers in the next few seasons. He has hit everywhere he has played since he has been in the organization and there is no reason to expect a big drop-off when he finally gets every day playing time.

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