The San Francisco Giants made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, including selecting the contract of right-handed reliever Tyler Rogers.
Just a few days removed from roster expansion, the San Francisco Giants made several roster moves ahead of Tuesday’s game with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The promotion of infield prospect Mauricio Dubon stole the headlines, but there’s another unheralded Triple-A player now on the cusp of making his MLB debut.
Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area was among the beat writers who broke the news:
So who is Tyler Rogers?
The 28-year-old was selected in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB draft out of Austin Peay State University.
During his final collegiate season, Rogers appeared in 41 of the team’s 62 games, going 7-2 with a 1.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 49.2 innings while racking up 23 saves.
He’s continued to enjoy success since kicking off his pro career, logging a 2.52 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 7.9 K/9 in 342 appearances in parts of seven minor league seasons.
That includes four seasons at the Triple-A level where he’s posted a 3.27 ERA with 180 strikeouts against 95 walks in 236.2 innings.
While he doesn’t have overpowering stuff, his submarine delivery offers plenty of deception.
The lanky 6’5″, 187-pound right-hander has some notable similarities to former Miami Marlins closer and current Chicago Cubs setup man Steve Cishek.
While his 4.21 ERA over 49 appearances at Triple-A this season doesn’t jump off the page, he’s been excellent of late with a 2.30 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and a .232 opponents’ batting average over his last 12 appearances.
With Trevor Gott landing on the injured list on Tuesday, Rogers will have a chance to stake claim to some middle relief opportunities over the final month of the season.
Expect to see plenty of new faces on the San Francisco Giants roster in the days and weeks to come.