Brent Rooker isn’t a household name in professional baseball yet, but it may not be long.
The Minnesota Twins slugger drops mammoth bombs, and he did it again Thursday against the Red Sox during Spring Training. With the Twins leading the Sox 9-1 in the eighth inning, Rooker hit one to the moon.
In what appeared to be an 0-1 changeup, the pitcher left it up and in, and Rooker deposited it over the left field wall and out of the stadium. It was his second homer of Spring Training.
#MNTwins' No. 6 prospect, No. 66 Brent Rooker is a beast! Clears the Monster here with his 2nd tater of #SpringTraining. Here's where Rooker ranks among #MLB's Top 10 1B Prospects: https://t.co/1YfBShbufu pic.twitter.com/qCP9qijGpM
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 7, 2019
Rooker is considered the sixth best first base prospect in all of minor league baseball, and it won’t be long until he makes it to The Show.
He was named the 2017 National Player of the Year, as well as the SEC’s Player of the Year. He hit .387 with 23 HRs and 82 RBIs. The Twins picked Rooker No. 35 overall in the first round.