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August 1, 2020 11:56 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Nabs third save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to collect his third save of the season in a 3-0 win over Cleveland.

That's now three saves in four days for Rogers, who has yet to give up a baserunner on the season. After emerging as a dominant late-inning arm in 2018 and seizing the ninth-inning role for the Twins last year, the 29-year-old will look to establish himself as one of the game's premier closers in 2020.

August 1, 2020 02:12 AM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Secures second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers worked a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his second save of the season in a 4-1 win over Cleveland.

The southpaw needed only five pitches to generate three weak groundballs to shortstop Jorge Polanco in an ultra-efficient performance. Those with fantasy shares in Rogers may have panicked a bit when Sergio Romo collected the first save of the year for Minnesota, but since then Rogers has demonstrated that he has a firm hold on the closer gig.

July 30, 2020 02:32 AM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Picks up first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers earned the save in Wednesday's victory over St. Louis, pitching a perfect ninth inning and striking out two batters.

A day after being passed up for the team's first save opportunity of the season, Rogers was called upon to protect a three-run lead against the Cardinals on Wednesday. He succeeded in style, needing only 11 pitches -- nine of which were strikes -- to set St. Louis down in order. That should erase any doubt about Rogers' status as Minnesota's clear-cut closer after Sergio Romo sniped the save Tuesday.

July 29, 2020 06:24 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Not used in save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sergio Romo and not Rogers was used in a save situation Tuesday night in part because the Cardinals scored a run in the eighth to make it a three-run game, and Romo had already been "up and hot" in the bullpen, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Manager Rocco Baldelli's explanation makes sense -- why warm up two different relievers for one outing? But it's also frustrating from a fantasy perspective when every save chance matters in a short season. Rogers has yet to pitch in a game this season.

March 20, 2020 12:24 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Ups fastball velocity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers raised his average fastball velocity this spring and gave up one run on six hits and one walk over five innings while striking out seven, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Park did not specify how hard Rogers was throwing, but we can assume it was harder than the 95 mph he averaged on his fastball in 2019. Seemingly everyone in the Twins' bullpen was throwing a bit harder this spring, but Rogers remains the cream of the crop and should get the majority of the save opportunities when the season gets underway.

January 10, 2020 06:04 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers and the Twins avoided arbitration with a one-year deal Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

The financial terms of the deal have yet to be released, but Rogers should be in for a significant raise after emerging as the Twins' closer last season. He saved 30 games while posting a 2.61 ERA and a 32.4 percent strikeout rate.

September 28, 2019 07:28 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Records 30th save
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Rogers picked up his 30th save of the season Saturday against the Royals, striking out one and walking one in a scoreless ninth inning.

Rogers emerged from an an unclear bullpen situation to become the clear primary ninth-inning option this season. No one else has saved more than 10 games for the Twins this year, and no one on the team's current roster has saved more than three. The role is well-deserved, as Rogers owns a 2.61 ERA and a 32.4 percent strikeout rate on the season while walking just 4.0 percent of opposing batters.

September 24, 2019 10:48 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Grabs 29th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers struck out one without allowing a baserunner in the ninth inning to record the save Tuesday against the Tigers.

Rogers needed only 12 pitches to record his 29th save of the season. Three days after being tagged for three earned runs, Rogers bounced back to record his eighth scoreless effort in his last 10 appearances. For the season, he now owns a 2.65 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 89 strikeouts across 68 innings.

September 22, 2019 08:40 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Struggles in ninth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers (2-4) took the loss Saturday, giving up three runs on three hits in one-third of an inning as the Twins were downed 12-5 by the Royals.

The southpaw entered the game in the ninth inning with the score tied 5-5 and promptly made a mess of things. He gave up a single, a two-run homer and a ground-rule double before getting the hook, with his only out coming via a sacrifice bunt. Rogers has only been scored upon in three of 16 appearances since his last blown save Aug. 1, but when he fails, he tends to do so spectacularly: Despite all the clean outings and a 23:1 K:BB through 16.2 innings over that stretch, he has a 4.32 ERA.

September 20, 2019 01:52 AM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Registers 28th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers pitched a perfect ninth inning against Kansas City on Thursday, striking out two batters to earn the save.

Rogers was called upon in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead and faced little resistance from the Royals, needing only 14 pitches to set the side down in order. The southpaw has blossomed in his first full season as a closer, converting 28 of 34 save opportunities while posting a 2.30 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 88:10 K:BB over 66.2 innings.

September 16, 2019 11:52 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Secures two-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers struck out one batter and did not allow a baserunner Monday, earning a two-out save over the White Sox.

Rogers was called on to protect a 5-3 lead after Sergio Romo allowed a solo homer and he needed just eight pitches to finish things off. The 28-year-old lefty is now a perfect 6-for-6 in save chances this month and 27-for-33 on the season.

September 14, 2019 05:24 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Notches 26th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers permitted one hit and no walks over 1.2 scoreless innings, striking out four to earn the save versus the Indians in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Rogers was called in with one out in the eighth and struck out four of the seven batters he faced to close out the 2-0 victory. This was the 28-year-old's ninth save of five outs or more this season. The left-hander has converted 26 of 32 save chances with a 2.39 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 84:10 K:BB through 64 innings.

September 8, 2019 06:16 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Grabs 25th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save Saturday versus the Indians.

Rogers needed only 10 pitches to retire the bottom of Cleveland's order. The left-hander has converted 25 of 31 save chances with a 2.45 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 80:10 K:BB through 62.1 innings.

September 6, 2019 01:32 AM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Nabs another save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers picked up the save against the Red Sox on Thursday, getting the final two outs while allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Twins' 2-1 victory. He didn't record a walk or a strikeout.

The 28-year-old has been rolling lately, as he's now successfully converted seven straight save opportunities since Aug. 4 to bring his total on the season up to 24. He's blown six saves, but Rogers has also provided solid ratios this season, as he's got a 2.49 ERA and 1.04 WHIP to go along with a 79:10 K:BB over 61.1 innings.

September 4, 2019 01:52 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Earns 23rd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out two across 1.1 innings to earn the save Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Rogers surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced, cutting the Twins' lead to one run. From there, he worked around two additional baserunners to earn his 23rd save of the season. Despite the slight stumble, Rogers has been very effective of late, allowing just one earned runs across his last six appearance -- spanning seven innings. For the season, he owns a 2.52 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 79 strikeouts across 60.2 frames.

September 2, 2019 09:48 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Bags 22nd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers picked up the save after striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Tigers.

Rogers was called on in the bottom of the ninth with a one-run lead, and he needed just 11 pitches (nine strikes) to retire the side in order. The 28-year-old has now registered four saves in his last four outings, and he owns a 2.43 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 77 punchouts over 59.1 innings this season

August 28, 2019 07:24 AM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Notches 21st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his 21st save of the season in a 3-1 win over the White Sox.

The southpaw has notched three saves in his last three appearances, and Sergio Romo -- who struck out the side in the eighth inning in this one -- hasn't gotten a save chance since Aug. 16. Rogers seems to have regained his perch as the Twins' primary closer, and he sports a 2.47 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 76:10 K:BB through 58.1 innings on the year.

August 25, 2019 01:24 PM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Grabs 20th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers retired all five batters he faced -- including three by strikeout -- to secure the save in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Rogers entered with one out in the eighth inning and runners on first and second, but he escaped the frame with no issues and delivered again in the ninth to close things out. The 28-year-old is 20-for-26 in save chances with a 2.51 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 75:10 K:BB this season.

August 19, 2019 10:04 AM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Allows two hits in save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers allowed two hits and struck out two batters in a scoreless frame, earning the save over Texas on Sunday.

Rogers got the save chance while Sergio Romo worked the eighth inning Sunday after the two reversed roles on Friday. It looks like the Twins are going to be using more of a closer-by-committee strategy until one of the two pulls away with the job. Rogers is now 19-for-25 in save chances with a 2.59 ERA.

August 17, 2019 12:00 AM
Twins' Taylor Rogers: Bypassed for save chance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers gave up two hits and struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning Friday to record his 10th save of the season in Friday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Sergio Romo worked the ninth and picked up his third save as a Twin, and all of a sudden it looks like manager Rocco Baldelli might be deploying a two-man, matchup-based committee at closer, as Texas sent three right-handed batters to the plate to begin the final frame. Rogers does have a 4.80 ERA through 15 innings since the All-Star break, but his 19:3 K:BB isn't a sign he's been pitching poorly. The southpaw should remain the team's top option for saves down the stretch, but Rogers might have to cede more opportunities to Romo than anticipated.

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