Dalton Rogers Greenville Drive Pitcher

Age: 22
Born: January 18, 2001
Birthplace: Brandon, MS
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Drafted: 3rd round, 2022 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Southern Mississippi
High School: Northwest Rankin (MS)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

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First Pro Contract: July 29, 2022 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Danny Watkins
Signing Bonus: $447,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: August 16, 2022 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: @DaltonRogers13
Instagram: @dalton.rogers0909

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  Physical Description: Undersized with minimal remaining projection. Athletic, moves well on the mound.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot starting on the first base side of the rubber. Good extension. Medium leg kick. Controlled delivery. Short arm action with a hook behind. Deception in delivery, hides the ball well behind his body.

Fastball: 91-94 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Velocity drops and control wanes as he works deeper into games. Pitch has characteristics teams look for, including solid induced vertical break. Command and control need work. Tends to miss down with the fastball when he tries to get more velocity. Can be wild at times and walks too many hitters. Potential average pitch.

Changeup: 81-83 mph. Throws with the same arm speed as his fastball. Shows drop and fade. Advanced feel and confidence. Potential above-average offering.

Slider: 79-82 mph. Sweeper-ish breaking ball with horizontal break. Good movement profile in conjunction with his north/south fastball/changeup combination. Can struggle to locate it and gets on the side of it too often. Potential fringe-average offering.
  Career Notes: Attended three different colleges during his three years of college baseball. Started at Southeast Louisiana before transferring to Division III Jones College and eventually ending up at Southern Mississippi. Participated in the 2021 Cape Cod League. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was canceled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Potential left-handed reliever. Ceiling of a multi-inning bridge arm. Fastball and changeup are intriguing, but improving his command and control and developing consistency with his secondary pitches are keys for him to reach his potential. Not overpowering so will have to locate. Stuff and command tend to degrade as the game goes on. Stuff grades out well analytically and is appealing for model-driven teams.

Red Sox select Dalton Rogers with third-round pick (7.18.22)
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Southern Miss Southl NCAA --- 21 1 1 1.95 23 0 6 37.0 16 9 8 1 2 23 57 1.05 13.86 5.59
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 21 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 0 0 2 3 2.00 13.50 9.00
2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 22     stats                            
2023 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 22     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2021 All MACCC Team
South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (June 12-18, 2023)
  SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 24-30, 2023)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 8-14, 2023)
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