Taylor Rogers, the former pitcher with the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise Minnesota Twins, joined San Francisco Giants in a three-year deal on Friday, according to a report by The Athletic.
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Rogers’s contract is worth $33 million for three years, according to the report. His twin brother, Tyler Rogers, is already with the Giants and plays as a pitcher.
Rogers was born on December 17, 1990, in Littleton, Colorado. He is currently 32 years old.
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In the 37th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draught, Rogers was selected by the Baltimore Orioles out of Littleton, Colorado’s Chatfield Senior High School.
Instead of signing with the Orioles, he chose to play college baseball at the University of Kentucky. Rogers was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the eleventh round of the 2012 MLB Draft following his junior season.
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Taylor Rogers is coming off a bad season in which he pitched 64 innings for the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres, compiling a 4.76 ERA (81 ERA+) and a 4.42 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
His career statistics of 3.42 ERA and 4.68 strikeout-to-walk ratios are worth 5.7 Wins Above Replacement, according to Baseball-Reference.
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Rogers has a track record of being a successful reliever. In his first six big-league seasons, he recorded a 3.15 ERA (139 ERA+), a 4.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and All-Star Game appearances.
Rogers had signed a $7,300,000 per year deal with the Twins. His net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.