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Taylor Rogers (RP, MIN) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 35% of leagues

ANALYSIS: There are plenty of contenders coming out of the back end of the Minnesota Twins bullpen, and 28-year old fellow former Kentucky Wildcat Taylor Rogers is one of them. In a relief core featuring a slew of competitors for high leverage situations such as Blake Parker, Trevor Hildenberger, and Trevor May, Rogers has still managed to come out of the first ten games (11.2 IP) with three saves and four holds. He has accomplished this behind a stifling 2.31 ERA yet concerning 1.54 WHIP. There is, however, little need for trepidation.

Rogers has primarily struggled with allowing base hits with a H/9 figure of 11.6, but still maintains a supportive FIP of 3.20 of the back of his 0.8 HR/9, perennially-impressive BB/9 of 2.3, and current career-high K/9 of 11.6. He may be allowing an onslaught of hits, but his current BABIP by opposing batters is a sky-high .424, despite the fact that he is allowing just 26.5% hard contact with a plush 26.5% soft contact rate.

With 95.3 MPH heat being thrown by Rogers towards batters and the high volume of strikeouts he is generating as a result, in conjunction with his disciplined walk-evasiveness, he is in a solid position to continue to get out of trouble in late-inning situations for the Twins while his luck is only destined to improve moving forward.

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