Rogers Selected in Major League Draft
Columbus- Junior first baseman Jason Rogers of the CSU baseball team was drafted on Wednesday in the Major League Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 32nd round. Rogers just completed an outstanding season in 2010 where he was voted the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and was named an All-American by the ABCA and Daktronics. Rogers has a year of college eligibility remaining and will have to make a decision to remain in college or sign a professional contract.
"I am very happy for Jason and believe he is certainly deserving of being selected in the MLB draft," says Head Coach Greg Appleton. "We would love to have Jason back next year but I think he is probably leaning towards getting started on his professional career."
Rogers tied the Columbus State and Peach Belt Conference marks for homeruns in a single season with 26 in 2010. He set a new CSU mark with 46 extra-base hits in a season (26 HR, 18 2b, 2 3b), and narrowly missed the CSU record for RBI in a season with 86 (the record is 89 by Rodney Rutherford in 2007). He also set a new mark for slugging percentage in a season with a phenomenal mark of .869, breaking a 23-year-old record set by CSU Hall of Fame member Chip Duncan in 1987, and also for total bases in a season with 193.