Note: This page is for infielder Jason Rogers who made his major league debut in 2014; for others with the same name, click here.
Jason Douglas Rogers
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 245 lb.
- School Columbus State University, Southern Union State Community College
- High School Banneker High School
- Debut September 2, 2014
- Final Game October 2, 2016
- Born March 13, 1988 in East Point, GA USA
He played for the AZL Brewers in 2010 and hit .281/.368/.394 with 45 hits in 42 games. The next year, he hit .277/.337/.431 with 7 home runs and 40 RBI in 71 games split between the Helena Brewers and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. In 2012, he hit a combined .301/.405/.449 with 11 home runs, 66 RBI, 35 doubles and 12 stolen bases in 133 games split between Wisconsin and the Brevard County Manatees. He was a Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star after his performance with Wisconsin (.301/.394/.485, 6 HR, 43 RBI) and he was named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star following the season. With the Huntsville Stars in 2013, he hit .270/.346/.468 with 22 home runs and 87 RBI in 133 games. He was named to the Southern League's Mid- and Post-Season All-Star teams that year.
He hit his first career homer for the Brewers against Travis Wood of the Chicago Cubs on May 9, 2015 in a 12-4 Brewers win; however, it was overshadowed by Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant's own first major league homer, which came in the same game. On September 28th, he hit a pinch-hit grand slam off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal in the 9th inning to give the Brewers an 8-4 win. He played 86 games that year, hitting .296 with 4 homers and 16 RBIs while seeing most of his playing time at first base as a right-handed platoon partner for Adam Lind. On December 17th, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in return for two minor leaguers, OF Keon Broxton and P Trey Supak.