Taylor Rogers Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/17/1990 (30)
Taylor Rogers Season Stats
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Taylor Rogers News
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers (finger) has opted to forego surgery and will instead go with rest and recovery for his strained middle finger, according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. Manager Rocco Baldelli said that the team expects to learn more about the timeline for his potential return to action in the next few days. It had previously been reported that Rogers would likely not return to the mound this season, but it now looks like there is a possibility that he could come off the injured list late in the year. Managers should keep him stashed on the injured list for now, as he should move back into the closer's role when healthy.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers (finger) could miss the rest of the season, per MLB.com's Do-Hyoung Park. Rogers was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left middle finger strain but is still in the process of seeking out opinions on the injury, per manager Rocco Baldelli. Baldelli noted that the southpaw was leaning towards not having surgery to repair the finger, but at any rate, the team isn't expecting him back this year. Rogers has been excellent in 2021, pitching to a 3.35 ERA with a career-best 35.5 percent strikeout rate in 40 1/3 innings. Alex Colome and Tyler Duffey should be expected to handle the ninth inning if Rogers is indeed sidelined for the year, but neither would have much upside on a last-place Twins team.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left middle finger strain Tuesday. Rogers suffered the injury during an appearance in Monday's game, throwing a wild pitch and immediately exiting the game. It's unfortunate timing for the All-Star southpaw, who was expected to be an attractive target at the upcoming trade deadline, given his strong 3.35 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 59:8 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 40 2/3 innings. With Rogers injured, Hansel Robles will be expected to see the lion's share of the save opportunities moving forward, making him a savvy add where he was dropped.
Despite the nine saves, fantasy managers who drafted Taylor Rogers were left rather disappointed after 2020. The good news is the ERA was certainly inflated due to a career-high .400 BABIP and career-low 60.3 LOB%. His 2.84 FIP was actually one point lower than in 2019. He also continued to limit the free passes with a lowly 4.4 BB%. The small sample COVID-disrupted season produced a fluke Away-game split where he allowed seven of nine ER after posting a 1.25 ERA on the road in 2019. In fact, you can point to one single road trip where he surrendered four runs in just two games in early August which contributed to almost 50% of his earned runs on the season. Rogers recently agreed to a $6 million deal to avoid arbitration, while teammate Tyler Duffey signed a $2.2 million deal. With Trevor May now with the New York Mets, it appears the roles atop the Minnesota bullpen will remain the same at least to begin the 2021 season. We fully expect positive ratio-regression and numerous save opportunities to lead to a nice bounce-back campaign for the southpaw closer. His current NFBC ADP of 139 feels a tad high, but he could still return value with a secured job and solid ratios.