Taylor Rogers

Taylor Rogers

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
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Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Rogers once again got the opportunity to be a full-time closer when San Diego acquired him from Minnesota on Opening Day. The southpaw was one of the best pitchers in the league in the first half, racking up a league-leading 26 saves by the All Star break. However, Rogers fell apart in July (9.31 ERA) and the Padres shipped him to Milwaukee as part of the Josh Hader deal. He had a few more blowups with the Brewers and was bitten by the long ball, giving up six of his seven home runs over the final two months. Rogers' slider was still effective, but he lost some zip on his sinker, which sat 94.3 mph on average and was very hittable (.306 BAA, .439 SLG). When you have a two-pitch aresenal and one of your pitches isn't working, you're bound to struggle. However, there's still a lot to like in the lefty's profile. Rogers maintains above-average strikeout (30.7%) and walk (6.6%) rates while his versatility and late-inning experience should benefit whichever team signs him. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $7.3 million contract with the Twins in March of 2022. Traded to the Padres in April of 2022. Traded to the Brewers in August of 2022.
Tallies win in blown save
PMilwaukee Brewers  
September 17, 2022
Rogers (4-7) gave up one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one inning to tally the win in a 7-6 victory over the Yankee on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Rogers came in to protect a one-run lead in the top of the ninth and he promptly blew the save by giving up a solo home run to Josh Donaldson, which hit the left-field foul pole. He then gave up a no-outs double to Oswaldo Cabrera but settled down to retire the side. Despite blowing his ninth save of the season, Rogers picked up the win thanks to a Brewers walkoff victory in the bottom of the inning. Rogers has an ERA of 4.91 in 18.1 innings pitched since being acquired by Milwaukee at the trade deadline.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Taylor Rogers generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Taylor Rogers generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-37%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-41%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .179 135 59 8 22 5 2 2
Since 2020vs Right .279 390 107 22 98 23 1 11
2022vs Left .167 69 26 6 10 1 2 0
2022vs Right .263 205 58 12 47 12 1 7
2021vs Left .170 55 29 1 9 3 0 2
2021vs Right .287 111 30 7 29 4 0 2
2020vs Left .300 11 4 1 3 1 0 0
2020vs Right .310 74 19 3 22 7 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-75%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-88%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.80 1.14 64.0 6 6 23 12.8 1.8 1.1
Since 2020Away 4.70 1.30 59.1 2 10 26 11.4 2.6 0.8
2022Home 3.82 1.08 30.2 3 2 10 14.1 2.6 0.9
2022Away 5.61 1.25 33.2 1 6 21 9.6 2.4 1.1
2021Home 5.31 1.23 20.1 1 3 7 12.4 1.3 1.8
2021Away 1.35 1.05 20.0 1 1 2 14.0 2.3 0.0
2020Home 1.38 1.15 13.0 2 1 6 10.4 0.7 0.7
2020Away 11.12 2.47 5.2 0 3 3 12.7 4.8 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Taylor Rogers compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.42
 
K/9
11.8
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
94.3 mph
 
ERA
4.76
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.339
 
GB/FB
1.26
 
Left On Base
57.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.9%
 
Spin Rate
2481 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rogers returned to his elite reliever form last season, showing his 2020 decline was more cosmetic than any loss of skills (his 4.05 ERA in 2020 was driven by a poor .404 BAPIP). However, his season was cut short in July by a season-ending left middle finger sprain. Rogers had a career-high 35.5% strikeout rate and 95.8 mph average fastball. He also improved against righties (.713 OPS) after some struggles in 2020 (.833 OPS allowed). Rogers only had nine saves as the Twins began the season with Alex Colome as the primary closer, with disastrous results. While Rogers' ratios may have declined if he had pitched a full season, he showed he's a dominant reliever if his finger is back to full strength. He should emerge as Minnesota's primary closer, but his upside for saves may be limited given that manager Rocco Baldelli has ignored traditional closer patterns.
Rogers appeared to take a step backward last year as Minnesota's primary closer. He took four losses and had two blown saves in 21 appearances. However, his underlying numbers show he was nearly the same pitcher he was in 2019; his 2.83 FIP mirrored his 2.84 FIP in 2019. Rogers' strikeout rate declined from 32.4%, but was still near his career average at 27.5%. His average fastball velocity held nearly steady at 94.6 mph along with his stellar walk rate (5%) and home-run rate (0.90 HR/9). He did struggle against righties (.833 OPS allowed), which had been an issue before 2019. He no longer the top option for saves in the Minnesota bullpen after the club signed Alex Colome, but manager Rocco Baldelli has ignored traditional closer patterns, so expect Rogers to still see some matchup-based opportunities.
Rogers emerged from an unsettled bullpen situation early in the year to become the Twins' clear primary closer with 30 saves. His usage was unconventional as he had 12 saves of more than three outs. Manager Rocco Baldelli wasn't afraid to use him earlier in games based on matchups (30 of his appearances were before the ninth inning). Whenever he was used, Taylor was effective, improving his velocity to an average 94.8 mph fastball (from 93.4 mph in 2018) and his strikeout rate to 32.4% (from 28.9% in 2018). Always dominant against lefties, Rogers has continually improved against righties (.611 OPS vs. RHB last season). Baldelli showed that he is not handcuffed to traditional closer usage patterns, so Rogers may have to occasionally do the dirty work without the reward of the save. That said, he will be the top option in the Minnesota bullpen again in 2020.
Rogers continues to improve against right-handed hitters and will be a key setup man for the Twins. He started the season slow, falling out of his setup role with a 5.48 ERA through May. However, he began to use a slider instead of a changeup in June and had a dramatic turnaround, especially against right-handed hitters. He had a 1.34 ERA after June 1 with a 10.9 K/9. He finished the season with a streak of 26 scoreless innings. Taylor was as dominant as ever against lefties with a .428 OPS allowed, and the new pitch helped limit righties to a .643 OPS (compared to a career .744 OPS allowed). About the only negative is that his usage in the bullpen wasn't consistent, which resulted in a decline from a MLB-leading 30 holds to just 18 last year. He'll figure prominently in the setup corps this season, likely trailing Trevor May and Addison Reed in the hierarchy for saves.
Rogers has become a key member of the bullpen for Minnesota as he moved from being a lefty specialist in 2016 to the primary eighth-inning setup man for much of 2017. His 30 holds led all of baseball last season. Rogers dominates lefties (.560 OPS allowed in 2017) and improved slightly against righties last year (.766 OPS allowed vs. an .811 OPS allowed in 2016). His average fastball velocity (93.8 mph) and strikeout rate (7.9 K/9) are not what one would expect to see from a quality late-inning arm, and he also struggled with his control last season -- his 3.4 BB/9 was his worst mark since he was in Low-A. Rogers' platoon splits and lack of premium bat-missing stuff limit his chances to win the closer role if it were to open. He has shown he can be a productive member of Minnesota's relief corps, but he appears underqualified to handle the eighth inning on a contending team.
Rogers went from being a productive but uninspiring starter at Triple-A, to a lefty reliever in the majors with some success. His rookie season featured a decent 3.96 ERA, but an impressive 9.4 K/9 and a 51.4 percent groundball rate. He was even better against left-handed batters with a .547 opponents' OPS. If he can limit the damage from right-handed batters (.811 OPS allowed), he could have an increasingly important role in Minnesota's bullpen.
The 24-year-old lefty put up a 3.98 ERA (3.21 FIP) in 174 innings at Triple-A last season. He could approach 200 innings in 2016 if he remains a starter, but the Twins are considering him for a lefty setup role this spring.
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Records 31st save
PMilwaukee Brewers  
September 8, 2022
Rogers picked up the save in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against San Francisco, striking out all three batters he faced in a 4-2 win.
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Implodes Tuesday
PMilwaukee Brewers  
September 6, 2022
Rogers (3-7) allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and a walk to blow the save and take a loss Tuesday versus the Rockies.
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Notches save Saturday
PMilwaukee Brewers  
September 3, 2022
Rogers earned a save against Arizona on Saturday, striking out two batters in a perfect 10th inning.
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Earns 29th save
PMilwaukee Brewers  
August 21, 2022
Rogers picked up the save in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Cubs. He allowed one hit and zero walks while striking out one over one scoreless inning.
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Ready to return
PMilwaukee Brewers  
August 12, 2022
Rogers (knee) has reportedly been available since Wednesday but has yet to make an appearance, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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