What is Jake Rogers future in Detroit?


Jake Rogers is 26 years old, and he turns 27 on April 18th. He is still young and I think still has potential to be a good player here. But it is unknown if he will fully get that chance. The Tigers have already expressed interest in extending Tucker Barnhart after this season. They also obviously want Dillon Dingler to get to the big leagues sometime soon, maybe even this year. Jake Rogers almost certainly would have been on the opening day roster as the second catcher to Tucker Barnhart, over Dustin Garneau. Garneau is 34 going on 35 and knows he is just there to be the backup.

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Coming out of college in 2016 the Astros selected Rogers out of Tulane University. He played 3 seasons there and was a dominant defensive catcher. He batted .233 through his college years. He batted .254 in 3 different levels [all below double-a] with the Astros. Then at the 2017 trade deadline the Tigers got him along with, Daz Cameron and Franklin Perez.

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In just 2019, Jake Rogers was the 8th ranked prospect in a hot Tiger system, and was also a top catching prospect in all of baseball. Rogers appeared in the 2019 and the 2021 seasons.

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For Jake it seems simple. A monster catcher with a cannon. And can hit for good power. He just struggles with the consistency. In 2020 Al Avila had him stay back in Toledo. He had said after 2019 Jake was rushed to the Big Leagues, and I have to agree. Rogers average through his first 73 games is just .182. Very low but I still think he has potential.

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-With Rogers being out all season, and not being able to prove himself, he stands not being able to control his future. If the Tigers bring back Barnhart, and Dingler is in the majors next year, Jake Rogers may not get another real shot. That is at least in Detroit.

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So what do you think Jake Rogers future holds?

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