Jake Rogers

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Jake Rogers
Detroit Tigers – No. 34
Born: (1995-04-18) April 18, 1995 (age 25)
Canyon, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 30, 2019, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.125
Home runs4
Runs batted in8

Jacob Ray Rogers (born April 18, 1995) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Amateur career[edit]

Rogers attended Canyon High School in Canyon, Texas, and played for the school's baseball team. In 2013, as a senior, he batted .492 with six home runs and 48 runs batted in (RBIs).[1] Undrafted out of high school in the 2013 MLB draft, he enrolled at Tulane University where he played college baseball for the Tulane Green Wave.[2][3] In 2015, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and was named a league all-star.[4] In 2016, as a junior at Tulane, he hit .261 with seven home runs and 28 RBIs in 61 games. After the season, the Houston Astros selected Rogers in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Astros[edit]

Rogers signed and made his professional debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats and after batting .253 with two home runs and 12 RBIs in 25 games was later promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits[7] where he finished the season, batting .208 in 21 games. He started the 2017 season with Quad Cities where he posted a .255 batting average with six home runs and 15 RBIs and was promoted to the Buies Creek Astros[8] where he greatly improved, posting a .265 average with a career high 12 home runs and 55 RBIs in 83 games.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On August 31, 2017, the Astros traded Rogers to the Detroit Tigers along with Franklin Pérez and Daz Cameron for Justin Verlander.[9] Detroit then assigned him to the Lakeland Flying Tigers where he played in two games.[10] Rogers spent 2018 with the Erie Seawolves, hitting .219 with 17 home runs and 56 RBIs in 99 games. He returned to Erie to begin 2019 before being promoted to the Toledo Mud Hens. Rogers was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.[11]

On July 30, 2019, the Tigers selected Rogers' contract and promoted him to the major leagues. He had been hitting .250 between AA and AAA with 14 home runs and 52 RBI, while throwing out 25 of 48 base stealers (52.1%).[12] Rogers played that night and got his first major league hit in the 7th inning, an RBI single off Taylor Cole of the Los Angeles Angels.[13] In the next game on July 31, Rogers hit his first major league home run off the Angels' José Suárez.[14] In 35 games for Detroit, Rogers hit .125 with 4 home runs.


  1. ^ https://therunnersports.com/astros-prospect-jake-rogers-discovers-bat-goes-hand-glove-defensive-skills/
  2. ^ lance.lahnert@amarillo.com. "Canyon High's Rogers drafted to MLB". amarillo.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rakin' and runnin': Tulane catcher Jake Rogers suddenly swings a potent bat | Tulane". theadvocate.com. March 26, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "#4 Jake Rogers - Profile". pointstreak.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  5. ^ McTaggart, Brian (January 20, 2016). "Astros draft catcher Jake Rogers in Round 3 | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "MLB draft report: Jake Rogers likely Astros' future at catcher". Houston Chronicle. June 11, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "A's Excited About Sean Murphy's Growth". BaseballAmerica.com. February 4, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Obley, Patrick. "Buies Creek adds No. 2 catching prospect Rogers to roster - Sports - The Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville, NC". Fayobserver.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Astros trade for pitcher Justin Verlander". Major League Baseball. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jake Rogers Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  11. ^ Jim Callis (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". MLB.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  12. ^ Anthony Fenech (July 29, 2019). "Detroit Tigers to promote Jake Rogers to big leagues". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  13. ^ Padilla, Doug (July 31, 2019). "Rogers' night of firsts runs the gamut". mlb.com. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  14. ^ Wexler, Sarah (July 31, 2019). "Rogers' HR offers glimpse of Tigers' future". mlb.com. Retrieved August 1, 2019.

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