Future Watch: Jake Rogers Baseball Cards, Detroit Tigers

Future Watch: Jake Rogers Baseball Cards, Detroit Tigers – Jake Rogers was drafted in the third round by the Houston Astros in the third round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. This 6-1 catcher has some tools, and it’s just a matter of him getting the chance to put it all together.

In 2016, Rogers started play in the famed New York Penn League with the Tri-City Valley Cats and ended the season with the Quad Cities River Bandits in Full-A. His final stat line was 10 doubles, two triples, three homers, and 16 RBI.

In 2017, Rogers started in Quad Cities and ended with the Lakeland Flying Tigers after being part of the  Justin Verlander trade. His final stats were 25 doubles, four triples, 18 homers, 70 RBI with 14 stolen bases. One year later, Rogers was considered one of the top 10 catching prospects in baseball. He spent the season in AA with the Erie SeaWolves and slugged 15 doubles and 17 homers with 56 RBI in 99 games.

In 2019, Rogers started in Erie and ended in Toledo playing for the Mud Hens in AAA. He hit 13 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs, and 52 RBI. Midway through the season though, he got in 35 games with the Tigers and hit four home runs in 112 at-bats. He wasn’t quite ready for prime time just yet, but showed promise, as demonstrated below.

Rogers’ play in 2019 was enough to garner a batch of rookie cards for 2020 sets. Among these are Topps Chrome, Inception and  Chronicles among others.

2020 was a weird year. The Tigers had a logjam at catcher, so Rogers never got off the taxi squad to see any at-bats. His manager, Ron Gardenhire, proclaimed he would be with the big club this season. It was one of those years where he got lost in the numbers, but collectors could get him before he hits it big next season.

Future Watch: Jake Rogers Baseball Cards, Detroit Tigers – Stats

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2019 24 DET AL 35 128 112 11 14 3 0 4 8 0 0 13 51 .125 .222 .259 .481 27 29 3 1 2 0 0 2/D  
1 Yr 35 128 112 11 14 3 0 4 8 0 0 13 51 .125 .222 .259 .481 27 29 3 1 2 0 0    
162 Game Avg. 162 592 518 51 65 14 0 19 37 0 0 60 236 .125 .222 .259 .481 27 134 14 5 9 0 0    
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/20/2020.

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