Jake Rogers will call Houston his new home this year.

On June 15th, Canyon-native Jake Rogers signed with the Houston Astros.

Rogers graduated from Canyon High School in 2013 and went to Tulane University, where he played college baseball. Rogers was a catcher for the Green Wave until this year, when he was given the chance to go pro.

Rogers was selected during the third round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Friday, June 10th. He is the 97th person from Tulane to be drafted as a first-year player.

The highlight of Rogers's season this year was a game-winning hit against Ole Miss.

He also holds a Tulane University school record and was picked for the 2016 NCAA Oxford All-Regional Team.

Rogers's impressive record made him an obvious pick for Major League Baseball. He signed with 5 other draft picks.

Congratulations to our newest local celebrity Jake Rogers on his accomplishments. We are excited to see where his career will go from here!

Read more about Rogers's signing and baseball history here.

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