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San Francisco Giants reliever Tyler Rogers would be a perfect fit for the Colorado Rockies
San Francisco Giants reliever Tyler Rogers would be a perfect fit for the Colorado Rockies, just like his brother, Minnesota Twins reliever Taylor Rogers. Both brothers were our picks for each of their respective teams back in October when we named just one trade target the Rockies should have from each team.
The brothers are twins but Tyler made his debut more than three years after Taylor and Tyler is a right-handed pitcher.
Tyler Rogers, 31, made his debut with the Giants in 2019 and had great start to his career. In 17 games, he had an ERA of 1.02 with a 2.18 FIP, a 0.849 WHIP, and he averaged 1.5 walks and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
He had some mixed results as he had a bit of a high ERA (4.50) and ERA+ (96) but his FIP (3.26) suggests some bad luck. He led the NL in appearances (29), he had a 1.321 WHIP, and he averaged 1.9 walks and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
In 2021, he also led the NL in appearances (80) and he had 13 saves. He had a 2.22 ERA (184 ERA+), a 3.28 FIP, a WHIP of 1.074, an average of 1.4 walks and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings, and an rWAR of 2.4.
Like his brother, he could be huge help in the Rockies bullpen for two reasons. First off, he is from Colorado so he has more experience in pitching at altitude than most. Secondly, the thing that helps pitching at altitude is his high groundball rate. Since 2019, his groundball rate is 58.6 percent. That is seventh-highest among relievers with at least 100 innings in that span.