Detroit Tigers: Jake Rogers likely to spend whole season in Toledo

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Detroit Tigers prospect catcher Jake Rogers may not see the big leagues in 2020, especially with the latest roster moves.

The Detroit Tigers recently announced that they were going to option Grayson Greiner to the alternate training site in Toledo and recalling Eric Haase to the big leagues. This comes as a shock to Tigers fans as Jake Rogers remains in Toledo.

Given that the Tigers have played 48 games of their 60-game season, the odds of seeing Rogers are slimming. It is more likely that Rogers stays in Toledo, rather than getting a call-up.

Rogers only played in 35 big league games in 2019, but he did not look like the catcher he was ranted and raved about in the minor leagues. His hitting was never a strong suit of his game, but it was not the most exciting.

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The most surprising thing about Rogers was the lack of defensive prowess in the big leagues.

He seemed to need some more time to settle in and adjust to the big leagues, but his first showing in the big leagues was less than ideal.

In his 35-game stint, Rogers hit .125/.222/.259 with four home runs, eight RBI, and 51 punchouts over 112 at-bats for the Tigers in 2019.

In 2020, with the signing of Romine and the organization’s choice to roll with Greiner, the odds were against Rogers.

The Tigers ultimately would end up claiming Haase, who will now get his chance with the big league club, while Rogers continues to train in the minor leagues.

With all of the call-ups by the Tigers in 2020, it was expected that Rogers was going to get his chance, but now, not so much.

Since Jake Rogers likely will not get called up by the Detroit Tigers in 2020, what does this mean for his future?

The Tigers will likely end up bringing up Rogers for 2021. Looking ahead, the Tigers catching solution, in-house, is either Greiner, Rogers, or Dillon Dingler. Romine is going to be a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, while he is worthy of an extension, he is not the long-term solution.

Rogers struggling should still be alarming for the fanbase as well as the front office as they start sorting out which players are going to make up the rebuild. In 2021, the Tigers will likely have to call up Rogers, hoping that he can get things started.

With the hype that Rogers has had around him in the past, the expectations are going to be high for him, even after a rough start to the big league career in 2019. The question also begging to be asked, though, is if Dingler could become the better option ahead of Rogers in the future?

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Eventually, the Detroit Tigers will call up Rogers and give him his chance in the big leagues, but for now, he will continue to finish out the season at the alternate training site in Toledo.