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Jake Rogers

Jake Rogers

C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 205 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 3, #97, Houston Astros) - Tulane
Canyon, TX USA
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2019 128 112 11 14 4 8 0 .125 .222 .259 .481
1 Season 128 112 11 14 4 8 0 .125 .222 .259 .481
2019 .125 4 8 0 .481
1 Season .125 4 8 0 .481

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

2019 DET AL 35 128 112 11 14 3 0 4 8 13 51 0 0 1 .125 .222 .259 .481
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

2019 DET AL 128 29 55 2 0 .175 7 3 15 545 4.26 .398 .031 .255 .134 .134 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 50 | Run: 30 | Arm: 65 | Field: 70 | Overall: 50

Regarded by many as the best defensive catcher in the 2016 Draft, Rogers has only strengthened his reputation as a pro. Originally a third-round pick by the Astros, Rogers proved more than a just a gifted defender as he turned in a strong offensive performance in his first full season. Looking like he might be the total package as dual-threat catcher, the Tigers acquired Rogers with Franklin Perez and Daz Cameron in the August 2017 blockbuster for Justin Verlander. Spending his first full season with the Tigers in Double-A, Rogers continued to showcase his defensive prowess but underwhelmed with the bat.

Rogers' stellar defense is his ticket to the big leagues, and there's a large contingent of scouts and executives that believe there's no one better in the Minors. He is an outstanding receiver and framer who is agile behind the plate and works well with pitchers. His plus, highly accurate arm and superb catch-and-throw skills enable him to shut down the running game, as he threw out 46 percent of attempted basestealers in his first full season followed by 56 percent (50 of 90) at Double-A Erie in 2018.

The leg kick in Rodgers' swing that served him well in 2017 detracted from his ability to hit in Double-A, where timing issues made him susceptible to good sequencing and resulted in too much swing-and-miss. When he did make contact, Rogers consistently hit the ball in the air, so there's reason to believe his above-average raw power will continue to play even if never hits for much average. Overall, it's the profile of at least a defensive-minded backup catcher in the big leagues, perhaps even a regular if he can unlock more of his potential with the bat.

Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 545 63 3 4.8 81.4 20.3 .125 .220 .216 .204 .262 20.6 39.8 10.2
ALL 545 63 3 4.8 81.4 20.3 .125 .220 .216 .204 .262 20.6 39.8 10.2
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3


Team Date Transaction
07/30/2019 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of C Jake Rogers from Toledo Mud Hens.
07/08/2019 Toledo Mud Hens activated C Jake Rogers from the temporarily inactive list.
07/06/2019 Toledo Mud Hens placed C Jake Rogers on the temporarily inactive list.
05/14/2019 C Jake Rogers assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Erie SeaWolves.
01/22/2019 Detroit Tigers invited non-roster C Jake Rogers to spring training.
03/30/2018 C Jake Rogers assigned to Erie SeaWolves from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
01/30/2018 Detroit Tigers invited non-roster C Jake Rogers to spring training.
09/01/2017 C Jake Rogers assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
08/31/2017 Detroit Tigers traded RHP Justin Verlander, cash and Player To Be Named Later to Houston Astros for CF Daz Cameron, RHP Franklin Perez and C Jake Rogers.
05/15/2017 C Jake Rogers assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
03/27/2017 C Jake Rogers assigned to Houston Astros.
08/03/2016 C Jake Rogers assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
06/17/2016 C Jake Rogers assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats.
06/15/2016 Houston Astros signed C Jake Rogers.