Jake Rogers

Jake Rogers

29-Year-Old CatcherC
Detroit Tigers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Rogers emerged as Detroit's primary catcher in 2023, thanks in large part to his power production. The 28-year-old mashed 21 home runs in 107 games. He homered roughly once every 16 at-bats, though he was very much a boom-or-bust option at the plate. Rogers batted just .221 and struck out 32.3% of the time. Heading into 2024, fantasy managers won't complain too loudly about a low batting average if Rogers continues to hit the ball over the wall. With a fly-ball rate of nearly 42% last year, the backstop has the look of a player who is certainly trying to rack up home runs. While this leaves Rogers as a fairly one-dimensional option, there are a few reasons to think he could take another step forward. For one, he will be another year removed from the Tommy John surgery that cost him all of the 2022 season. Secondly, the Tigers don't really have anyone on hand to push Rogers for playing time, with journeyman Carson Kelly set to serve as the backup catcher. Rogers has his limitations, but he can be a valuable fantasy asset if he continues to hit for power at a thin position. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#389
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$Signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Tigers in January of 2024.
Snaps out of slump
CDetroit Tigers
April 22, 2024
Rogers went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Monday's 7-1 win over the Rays.
ANALYSIS
Rogers came into the contest having gone 0-for-16 across his previous seven games, so the hits were much needed, though he's still batting just .119 overall in what's been a rough start to the year. The backstop is also still sitting on just one home run for the season, and he'll need to find his power stroke soon to make a fantasy impact and hold off Carson Kelly for playing time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+426%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .787 119 18 9 22 1 .213 .277 .509
Since 2022vs Right .652 292 33 13 29 0 .208 .275 .377
2024vs Left .091 11 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000
2024vs Right .479 35 4 1 2 0 .156 .229 .250
2023vs Left .858 108 18 9 22 1 .235 .296 .561
2023vs Right .676 257 29 12 27 0 .215 .281 .395
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+130%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .724 199 26 11 26 1 .207 .293 .431
Since 2022Away .661 212 25 11 25 0 .211 .259 .402
2024Home .200 15 2 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2024Away .460 31 2 1 2 0 .167 .194 .267
2023Home .764 184 24 11 26 1 .222 .301 .463
2023Away .697 181 23 10 23 0 .219 .271 .426
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jake Rogers compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.11
 
BB Rate
4.3%
 
K Rate
39.1%
 
BABIP
.174
 
ISO
.071
 
AVG
.119
 
OBP
.196
 
SLG
.190
 
OPS
.386
 
wOBA
.184
 
Exit Velocity
91.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.2%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
Expected BA
.173
 
Expected SLG
.338
 
Sprint Speed
24.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.7%
 
Line Drive %
12.5%
 
Fly Ball %
45.8%
 
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Starts not limited to catcher
CDetroit Tigers
March 28, 2024
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch indicated Wednesday that Rogers could see starts at a position other than catcher by saying that "both catchers [will be] in the lineup at the same time," reports Evan Woodbery of MLive.com.
ANALYSIS
Rogers made one appearance in left field last season and also saw action at third base once in 2021, but he's most likely to see additional at-bats as a designated hitter. The 28-year-old hit just .221 and had a 32.3 percent strikeout rate in 2023, but he clubbed 21 homers and had a .730 OPS.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After undergoing Tommy John surgery toward the end of the 2021 season, Rogers missed all of 2022 as he rehabbed. He has been throwing in the offseason, with a goal of being fully ready to go for spring training. If that happens, Rogers should fit into the catching mix for Detroit, though it appears that Eric Haase is the starter heading into 2023. Haase worked in tandem with Tucker Barnhart in 2022, but the latter is a free agent, so playing time could be available, at least in a reserve role. Rogers is primarily known as a defensive catcher, which is evident in his career .182/.264/.378 slash line. Heading into his age-28 season, it's unlikely that Rogers takes a huge step forward as a hitter, particularly coming off his surgery and the subsequent missed time. He's largely off the fantasy radar as a backup player with limited offensive upside.
Rogers has played only sparingly in the major leagues, earning 128 plate appearances in 2019. It appeared he had chance to break through for a more substantial role in 2020, though the shortened campaign limited Rogers' ability to prove himself. Rogers has always been highly regarded for his defensive work, specifically as a receiver and game caller. Like many catchers, however, Rogers' bat is suspect. He racked up high 20 percent strikeout rates at several stops in the minor leagues and whiffed at a 39.8 percent rate in his brief major-league debut. On the other hand, he has decent raw power, evidenced by ISOs that were regularly at or slightly above .200. Looking forward to 2021, Rogers will have to fight for playing time once again with the most likely scenario being that he begins the season in the minor leagues with a strong chance to join Detroit at various points throughout the campaign.
Rogers was part of the return Detroit got when they shipped Justin Verlander to Houston. Rogers played at three levels in 2019, doing well in Double-A, adjusting in Triple-A and drowning in the majors with a .125/.222/.259 slash line in 128 plate appearances. The good news is he can still win Rookie of the Year in 2020! Rogers is the better of the two between Rogers and Grayson Greiner, but that's not saying much, and Austin Romine is now in town to serve as the primary backstop. Some backups have appeal in mono-league formats, but we're talking about the eighth or ninth hitter in the Detroit lineup when he starts. Rogers is still only 24 years old and has the minor-league profile to suggest he could be a big-league regular, but he is not there just yet.
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Struggles continue Saturday
CDetroit Tigers
April 21, 2024
Rogers went 0-for-2 with a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Twins and is now batting just .086 this season.
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Back on bench Thursday
CDetroit Tigers
April 18, 2024
Rogers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Sitting for second straight game
CDetroit Tigers
April 7, 2024
Rogers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Sitting out Saturday
CDetroit Tigers
April 6, 2024
Rogers is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Athletics.
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Sits out first game Thursday
CDetroit Tigers
April 4, 2024
Rogers is not in the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets.
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