Tyler Scott Rogers
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 187 lb.
- School Garden City Community College, Austin Peay State University
- High School Chatfield Senior High School
- Debut August 27, 2019
Pitcher Tyler Rogers is the twin brother of Taylor Rogers.
He was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 10th round of the 2013 amateur draft, out of Austin Peay State University. He has been used exclusively as a reliever in the minor leagues, where he has put up some very good ERA's: 2.30 in 20 games between the AZL Giants and Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in 2013; 1.91 in 56 games between the Augusta GreenJackets and San Jose Giants in 2014; 1.47 in 42 games for San Jose in 2015. During that run he has been involved in few decisions and was rarely used to close games either. His largest number of decision was when he went 5-2 between San Jose and the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2015, in 523 games. Tyler's appearances with Richmond were his first above Class A. He had an ERA of 5.91 in 10 games, but those only amounted to 10 2/3 innings, and his K/W ratio was still a solid 15/5 during that span.
He returned to Richmond to start the 2016 season.
In spite of being taller than average, he does not throw particularly hard and relies on an extreme submarine delivery to get batters out. His delivery sees him twist his body completely to the side and have his right arm almost perpendicular to the ground, with his knuckles just above the ground when he delivers the ball. He was mainly an infielder in high school - his brother and Mark Shannon were the main pitchers for the team - but he got a chance to see what he could do on the mound when he went to junior college. He was a conventional pitcher at first, but was encouraged by his coach to try the underhand style and he had a very good second season, earning a scholarship to Austin Peay State University where he became a dominant closer.