Milwaukee Brewers: 5 former prospects from the 2000s lost to history

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Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers was the fifth overall pick of the 2004 draft. He was rated as the 55th best prospect in 2005, and the 44th best prospect in 2006. The average of those two numbers is 49.5, which is almost exactly how many innings Rogers threw in the Majors, 49.

Rogers rocketed through the Brewers’ Minor League system, and only logged four innings at Triple-A before getting the call to the Majors in 2010. And that’s where everything went wrong for the former top prospect.

Rogers was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in 2011, and eventually required surgery. After working his way back from that issue, he suffered from shoulder injuries that completely derailed his career. Rogers did make it back to the Majors in 2012, but he was diagnosed with right arm fatigue, and never really bounced back.

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Rogers stuck it out for a few more years, and ended up in independent ball in 2014. He’s called it a career since then, and has moved on.