Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Tiger Card Tuesday- Jake Rogers

Last night in Arlington, Texas, my Detroit Tigers beat the Rangers, 7-2, partly due to catcher Jake Rogers,  who had two hits, including his club best 10th HR. 

🐅⚾️ Jake was born in Canyon, Texas, and had plenty of family and friends cheering him on.

🐅⚾️ Today's Tigers Card Tuesday! subject was acquired by the Tigers in the 2017 Justin Verlander trade with the Houston Astros, and is in his 3rd season with the Detroit. 

😡 Jake is a good catcher, who's battled injury, including the entire 2022 season. 

🐅⚾️ The Tigers have been very inconsistent at the catcher position since the James McCann days, and it's good to see Jake returning, and, although he's struggling at the plate batting average wise, his defenive caught stealing percentage is just a tick under the league average, at .21%.

5️⃣7️⃣%... In 2021, in 35 games, Jake's caught stealing was an amazing 57%, w/ a fielding percentage of .997%!

🐅⚾️ Tigers fans are hoping that he continues to improve in the second half, and that by 2024, he'll be one of the best defensive backstops in the big leagues. 

🐅⚾️ Heck, he may even be an All-Star before his career is over.

Have a fantastic week, and, as always,  let's Play BALL! ⚾️