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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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers looked impressive in his second outing of the season on Saturday. Rogers worked the seventh inning again, pitching a scoreless inning while striking out the side. The 30-year-old has now tossed two scoreless frames to start the 2021 season, though he notably has yet to take the mound in the ninth inning, wth those honors going to newcomer Alex Colome. While it might be discouraging to see Rogers bumped down to the seventh inning, the save chances should come down the road for the southpaw, especially if he continues to pitch like he has so far.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers had a solid start to his 2021 season in an Opening Day loss to the Brewers. Rogers took the ball in the seventh inning and pitched a scoreless frame, allowing no hits or walks while recording a strikeout. The veteran closer impressively got Christian Yelich to strike out on four pitches, sending him down swinging on a slider. Although it's only one game, it was a good day for Rogers' fantasy stock, as newcomer Alex Colome got the ninth-inning gig on Thursday with a three-run lead and blew the save. Rogers' usage is liable to be a bit wonky at times, but he could end up being the better value at his 202 ADP- compared to Colome's 160 ADP- especially if the former looks more like the pitcher who posted a 28.4 percent K-BB rate in 2019.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless inning against the Braves on Monday, allowing no hits or walks while striking out two batters. Rogers had the slider and sinker working against Atlanta, as he exclusively threw those two pitches, getting a strikeout with each offering. The veteran closer had a 30-save season in his most recent full year in 2019, though he will be hard-pressed to reach that number again with fellow late-innings relievers Alex Colome and Hansel Robles in town in 2021. Rogers is still a dependable reliever- though he profiles as more of an RP2 at his 189 ADP in the Twins' bullpen committee.
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.