RHP Tyler Rogers
Remember that pattern we were talking about earlier? Tyler Rogers is on the opposite end of the spectrum.
The 28-year-old is a submariner, which is something that’s not seen all that often at the MLB level these days. His ability to provide a different look is good enough reason to keep him in the bullpen mix come 2020.
He could become the biggest wild card when spring training begins next February.
The most obvious reason for the Giants to hold back on giving Rogers a more important bullpen role would be his lack of experience. He spent six years in the farm system before finally getting a chance this season. He has a very small sample size so far, which means it could be hard for the incoming manager to get a good read on him.
Despite his limited action, the numbers have been promising. He has a 2-0 record with a 1.23 ERA in 14 total appearances. That means he has only allowed two earned runs to score in 14.2 innings of work. Opponents are also hitting a measly .173 off of him. He’s allowed just nine hits since being promoted, which is again nice to see. All of that adds up to a 0.75 WHIP, so he’s done a nice job limiting traffic on the bases.
In September, Bruce Bochy has used Rogers in very important late-game situations and he’s delivered. He has five holds this month alone, which is something that is obviously needed when a game is on the line.
Rogers is going to be a fun one to watch when 2020 comes.
So there you have it, three relievers to keep an eye on as we look ahead to the 2020 season. Will all three be a part of the San Francisco Giants bullpen to start the year? Time will tell.