Taylor Rogers
Taylor Rogers
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.53 million contract with the Twins in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Records 30th save
PMinnesota Twins
September 28, 2019
Rogers picked up his 30th save of the season Saturday against the Royals, striking out one and walking one in a scoreless ninth inning.
ANALYSIS
Rogers emerged from an unsettled bullpen situation early in the year to become the Twins' clear primary ninth-inning option this season. No one else has saved more than 10 games for the team this year, and no one on the team's current roster has saved more than three. The role is well-deserved, as Rogers owns a 2.61 ERA and 32.4 percent strikeout rate on the season while walking just 4.0 percent of opposing batters.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
16
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
 
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
 
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 2017
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .203 266 90 18 49 2 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .236 509 124 30 110 25 1 13
2019vs Left .273 72 25 4 18 1 0 1
2019vs Right .208 206 65 7 40 8 0 7
2018vs Left .180 110 40 8 18 0 0 0
2018vs Right .225 150 35 8 31 10 1 3
2017vs Left .173 84 25 6 13 1 0 3
2017vs Right .287 153 24 15 39 7 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-58%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-57%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-57%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.41 0.98 100.2 3 5 14 9.3 1.7 0.7
Since 2017Away 3.12 1.17 92.1 7 4 18 10.7 2.8 0.9
2019Home 3.71 1.00 34.0 0 4 13 11.6 1.3 1.3
2019Away 1.54 1.00 35.0 2 0 17 11.8 1.5 0.8
2018Home 1.66 0.76 38.0 0 1 1 9.0 0.7 0.0
2018Away 3.86 1.19 30.1 1 1 1 11.0 3.9 0.9
2017Home 1.88 1.26 28.2 3 0 0 6.9 3.5 0.9
2017Away 4.33 1.37 27.0 4 3 0 9.0 3.3 1.0
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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 this season's data (min 20 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
8.18
 
K/9
11.7
 
BB/9
1.4
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
94.8 mph
 
ERA
2.61
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.323
 
GB/FB
1.85
 
Left On Base
84.8%
 
Exit Velocity
87.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.8%
 
Spin Rate
2262 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.8%
 
Swinging Strike
10.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Grabs 29th save
PMinnesota Twins
September 24, 2019
Rogers struck out one without allowing a baserunner in the ninth inning to record the save Tuesday against the Tigers.
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Struggles in ninth
PMinnesota Twins
September 22, 2019
Rogers (2-4) took the loss Saturday, giving up three runs on three hits in one-third of an inning as the Twins were downed 12-5 by the Royals.
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Registers 28th save
PMinnesota Twins
September 19, 2019
Rogers pitched a perfect ninth inning against Kansas City on Thursday, striking out two batters to earn the save.
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Secures two-out save
PMinnesota Twins
September 16, 2019
Rogers struck out one batter and did not allow a baserunner Monday, earning a two-out save over the White Sox.
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Notches 26th save
PMinnesota Twins
September 14, 2019
Rogers permitted one hit and no walks over 1.2 scoreless innings, striking out four to earn the save versus the Indians in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
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