• Full name Jacob Ray Rogers
  • Born 04/18/1995 in Canyon, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 201 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Tulane
  • Debut 07/30/2019
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (97th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2016 (signed for $614,000).
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    As arguably the best defensive catcher in the class, Rogers should have a long pro career. His ability to get regular big league time depends on how much improvement he can make at the plate. Rogers is an excellent defensive catcher with a plus-plus arm that's strong, accurate and paired to a quick release. He not only shuts down running games (he's thrown out 62 percent of base stealers) but also is effective at picking runners off. Scouts also rave about his hands and his receiving and he springs from his crouch to run down bunts as well. Rogers is athletic enough that coaches considered playing him at shortstop when Stephen Alemais was sidelined. His hitting needs a lot of work. Rogers has a big leg kick, especially in early counts. He has a noisy setup and he gets too pull conscious trying to tap into his fringe-average power. Rogers' hit tool is well-below-average, but he does have an idea of the strike zone and draws walks. As a pro he'd be better served to tone down his swing to focus more on hitting for average.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Detroit Tigers in 2020
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Detroit Tigers in 2019
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Detroit Tigers in 2018

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