Taylor Rogers, Relief Pitcher, Minnesota Twins, #55
Date of Birth: 12/17/1990
Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado
College: University of Kentucky
Taylor Rogers, relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, was first drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 but he opted instead to attend the University of Kentucky. Three years later, he signed with the Twins. He pitched as both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in the Twins' minor league system in 2012. He was primarily a starting pitcher from 2013 through 2015.
Rogers pitched in 57 games as a relief pitcher with the Twins in 2016. He finished the season with 3 wins and 1 loss, 64 strikeouts to 16 walks, and a 3.33 ERA in 61.1 innings.
Rogers has a twin brother, Tyler, who is a minor league player in the San Francisco Giants' organization. He was drafted from Austin Peay State University in 2013 and he has been a relief pitcher in the minors since that summer.