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  • Where Kumar Rocker will pitch next after Mets debacle
    • Where Kumar Rocker will pitch next after Mets debacle
    Rocker, a right-hander out of Vanderbilt, had initially been selected 10th overall by the Mets last year. The two parties failed to reach an agreement last summer, as there was concern over Rocker's elbow....2022
  • Mets' 2021 first-rounder joins independent club
    • Mets' 2021 first-rounder joins independent club
    Right-hander Kumar Rocker has agreed to a contract with the independent Tri-City ValleyCats after failing to sign with the Mets last summer as their first-round pick....2022
  • • Kumar Rocker Signs With Frontier League’s Tri-City ValleyCats
    Draft prospect Kumar Rocker has signed with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the independent Frontier League, according to a club announcement. He’ll use the league as a showcase to demonstrate his health and current form in advance of July’s draft. Rocker has been one of the more talented and well-known draft prospects in recent history. Regarded as a possible…...2022
  • • Kumar Rocker Could Pitch In Independent League Before Re-Entering MLB Draft
    Right-hander Kumar Rocker, whom the Mets selected with the No. 10 overall pick last summer but ultimately did not sign, is now mulling the idea of pitching with an independent team before re-entering the 2022 draft, Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin tells Aria Gerson of The Tennessean. Prior to the 2021 college season, Rocker and teammate…...2022
  • Kumar Rocker’s possible next move after Mets controversy
    • Kumar Rocker’s possible next move after Mets controversy
    Kumar Rocker is not pitching for the Mets, but throwing for a professional team is still in play....2022
  • • Former Mets pick Kumar Rocker might pitch for independent league in 2022, per college coach
    Rocker elected against returning to Vanderbilt for another season, but could pitch for a pro team before the draft...2022
  • • New York Mets Top 10 Prospects for 2022 Fantasy Baseball
    One odd outcome of this tank-focused era in baseball: you really stick out if you try to win and then don’t. Have you seen Squid Game yet? The would-be contenders who try but fail are essentially those people who moved after the giant doll said red light, only this happens daily for several months until merciful October embraces us all in pumpkin spice, candy corn and yard work.  In New York, we ...2021
  • How the Kumar Rocker drama will affect the Mets’ draft — and free agency
    • How the Kumar Rocker drama will affect the Mets’ draft — and free agency
    The Kumar Rocker drama continues for the Mets, and will do so deep into free agency....2021
  • Steve Cohen’s testy tweeting isn’t only hurdle in critical Mets decision: Sherman
    • Steve Cohen’s testy tweeting isn’t only hurdle in critical Mets decision: Sherman
    One potential candidate to be the next Mets president of baseball operations recently ticked off Jared Porter, Zack Scott, Kumar Rocker, Jacob deGrom’s health....2021
  • • Every Kumar Rocker strikeout from 2021 NCAA baseball tournament
    Watch each of Kumar Rocker's 44 strikeouts from Vanderbilt's run in the 2021 NCAA baseball tournament and College World Series....2021

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  • • Where Kumar Rocker will pitch next after Mets debacle
    Rocker, a right-hander out of Vanderbilt, had initially been selected 10th overall by the Mets last year. The two parties failed to reach an agreement last summer, as there was concern over Rocker's elbow....2022
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1728: On Guardians
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Mets not signing first-round pick Kumar Rocker, owner Steve Cohen’s comment about the decision, and the amateur draft as a salary-suppressing institution, then discuss how injuries have destabilized some of the major end-of-season awards races. After that (31:51), they talk to Cleveland native (and Baseball Prospectus writer) […]...2021
  • Mets reportedly won't sign first-round pick Kumar Rocker before deadline
    • Mets reportedly won't sign first-round pick Kumar Rocker before deadline
    The Mets' primary concern is Rocker's pitching elbow....2021
  • Report: Mets not expected to sign top pick Kumar Rocker
    • Report: Mets not expected to sign top pick Kumar Rocker
    Rocker, who has dominated on the mound Vanderbilt, initially had a $6 million agreement in place with the Mets. The deal fell apart following his physical exam, when doctors expressed concerns with his pitching elbow....2021

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Kumar Rocker trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Mets' 2021 first-rounder joins independent club
    Right-hander Kumar Rocker has agreed to a contract with the independent Tri-City ValleyCats after failing to sign with the Mets last summer as their first-round pick....2022
  • • Kumar Rocker Signs With Frontier League’s Tri-City ValleyCats
    Draft prospect Kumar Rocker has signed with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the independent Frontier League, according to a club announcement. He’ll use the league as a showcase to demonstrate his health and current form in advance of July’s draft. Rocker has been one of the more talented and well-known draft prospects in recent history. Regarded as a possible…...2022
  • • Kumar Rocker Could Pitch In Independent League Before Re-Entering MLB Draft
    Right-hander Kumar Rocker, whom the Mets selected with the No. 10 overall pick last summer but ultimately did not sign, is now mulling the idea of pitching with an independent team before re-entering the 2022 draft, Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin tells Aria Gerson of The Tennessean. Prior to the 2021 college season, Rocker and teammate…...2022
  • • Former Mets pick Kumar Rocker might pitch for independent league in 2022, per college coach
    Rocker elected against returning to Vanderbilt for another season, but could pitch for a pro team before the draft...2022
  • • How the Kumar Rocker drama will affect the Mets’ draft — and free agency
    The Kumar Rocker drama continues for the Mets, and will do so deep into free agency....2021
  • How Mets drafting Kumar Rocker went so very wrong
    • How Mets drafting Kumar Rocker went so very wrong
    New York sports fans generally regard baseball’s amateur draft the same way they look at NASCAR, or college football, or Republican primaries: as curiosities, shrugged off by the masses and embraced by the diehards. The Mets’ selection of Vanderbilt right-hander Kumar Rocker with the 10th pick this year violated that norm and transcended the niche......2021
  • • Chin Music, Episode 25: Let’s Not Test the Star Player
    The podcast returns a day earlier than normal, as I am joined by special guest co-host Jorge Arangure of The New York Times. We begin by wrapping up a busy trade deadline, then discuss how Kumar Rocker is a victim of an anti-player rule set, before getting into all of the latest COVID news (while […]...2021
  • The Pitchers Who Know How Kumar Rocker Feels
    • The Pitchers Who Know How Kumar Rocker Feels
    The Mets not signing the 10th pick of the 2021 draft because of medical concerns brought back painful memories for players like R.A. Dickey and Carter Stewart....2021
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1728: On Guardians
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Mets not signing first-round pick Kumar Rocker, owner Steve Cohen’s comment about the decision, and the amateur draft as a salary-suppressing institution, then discuss how injuries have destabilized some of the major end-of-season awards races. After that (31:51), they talk to Cleveland native (and Baseball Prospectus writer) […]...2021
  • • Prospect Watch: Post-Deadline Fallout, Top Prospect News & More
    Sunday was not your typical deadline. Any time you get an elderly man from Sacramento at odds with a front office run by the richest MLB owner with the most-perfectly oval-shaped head in pro sports, things are bound to get interesting. And that's precisely what happened on the August 1 MLB Draft-signing deadline, when two of the premier prospects in all of baseball were left without pro contracts....2021

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  • • Prospect Watch: Post-Deadline Fallout, Top Prospect News & More
    Sunday was not your typical deadline. Any time you get an elderly man from Sacramento at odds with a front office run by the richest MLB owner with the most-perfectly oval-shaped head in pro sports, things are bound to get interesting. And that's precisely what happened on the August 1 MLB Draft-signing deadline, when two of the premier prospects in all of baseball were left without pro contracts....2021
  • Sources: Mets don't plan to sign top pick Rocker
    • Sources: Mets don't plan to sign top pick Rocker
    The Mets don't plan to sign first-round pick Kumar Rocker after they had concerns over the results of his physical examination, sources told ESPN....2021

Top Kumar Rocker news

  • • Sources: Mets don't plan to sign top pick Rocker
    2021
  • • 2021 Mens' College World Series final: Mississippi State wins first national title behind dominant Will Bednar
    His counterpart, Vanderbilt co-ace Kumar Rocker, struggled in the decisive Game 3 in Omaha...2021
  • • After a disappointing loss in Game 2, Vanderbilt will look to ace Kumar Rocker one last time
    After being blown out in Game 1 of the College World Series finals, Mississippi State returned the favor to Vanderbilt in Game 2. Here's how the defending champs readjust before Wednesday's championship-deciding game....2021
  • Mets’ agreement with Kumar Rocker suddenly in jeopardy
    • Mets’ agreement with Kumar Rocker suddenly in jeopardy
    The Mets’ agreement with their first-round draft pick Kumar Rocker is in limbo....2021
  • Mets, Steve Cohen whiffing on Kumar Rocker looks Wilpon-esque
    • Mets, Steve Cohen whiffing on Kumar Rocker looks Wilpon-esque
    As much on-field success as his club has enjoyed, Steve Cohen also has managed to rehabilitate the reputation of his predecessors....2021
  • Mets ‘got a steal’ by selecting Kumar Rocker in MLB Draft
    • Mets ‘got a steal’ by selecting Kumar Rocker in MLB Draft
    At one point not so long ago, Kumar Rocker was rumored to be the potential No. 1 pick in the MLB Draft....2021
  • • Kumar Rocker Could Pitch In Independent League Before Re-Entering MLB Draft
    2022
  • Mets unlikely to cut deal with Kumar Rocker in stunning turn of events
    • Mets unlikely to cut deal with Kumar Rocker in stunning turn of events
    The draft-day arrangement with the Mets and the Vanderbilt pitcher for a $6-million signing bonus hit a snag recently....2021
  • • Kumar Rocker Signs With Frontier League’s Tri-City ValleyCats
    2022
  • Mets draft pick Kumar Rocker built for spotlight: ‘He’s a real one’
    • Mets draft pick Kumar Rocker built for spotlight: ‘He’s a real one’
    For years, the spotlight has followed Kumar Rocker. It was there as the son of a superstar college football player-turned-coach. It was there as he developed into a top-ranked baseball prospect by the fall of his sophomore year of high school. It only grew more intense once he led Vanderbilt to the 2019 national championship......2021
  • • Mets Expected To Finalize Over-Slot Agreement With Kumar Rocker
    The Mets are expected to sign first-round pick Kumar Rocker for a $6MM signing bonus, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The tenth overall pick, with which Rocker was selected, comes with a slot value of $4.7399MM. The deal is pending a physical. New York’s overall bonus pool is $9.0263MM, meaning Rocker will unsurprisingly receive…...2021
  • • Mets’ Agreement With Draft Pick Kumar Rocker In Jeopardy
    The Mets and Kumar Rocker had an agreement seemingly in place just hours after the Vanderbilt right-hander was selected with the 10th overall pick of the draft, but it now isn’t clear if the deal will be finalized.  Metsmerized’s Jack Ramsey reported earlier this week that an issue had emerge from Rocker’s physical with the…...2021
  • • Mets, Kumar Rocker Not Expected To Reach Agreement Before Draft Signing Deadline
    TODAY: Rocker and the Mets aren’t expected to reach an agreement before today’s 4pm CT signing deadline, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel.  While not all hope has been abandoned that the two sides might still work something out, it would take “a drastic change” for a late agreement. JULY 27: The Mets…...2021
  • • Mets fail to sign Kumar Rocker after taking Vanderbilt righty with No. 10 pick in 2021 MLB Draft
    The Mets took the Vanderbilt product with the 10th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft...2021

Kumar Rocker schedule, game

  • • Prospect Watch: Post-Deadline Fallout, Top Prospect News & More
    2021
  • • 2018 Draft talent to be on display at Atlanta's PDP event Saturday
    The summer schedule for MLB/USA Baseball's Prospect Development Pipeline begins with a bang on Saturday in Atlanta, with a prospect-packed lineup that features the player some consider to be the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 MLB Draft, Kumar Rocker....2017

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