|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||99.20||5.00||6.00||0.00||5.42||1.55||81.00||40.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore|| 3.0||0||0|| 6.00||0||0||2|
|vs LHB|| 5.0||0||0|| 5.40||0||3||5|
|vs RHB|| 6.1||0||0|| 4.26||0||1||7|
|Last 10 Games|
|Esmil Rogers hanging on to hopes for roster spot |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/20/14) Esmil Rogers took a step forward in his quest to land a roster spot Thursday with a strong performance as a starter against a Phillies lineup boasting several starters.
Rogers lowered his spring ERA to 5.27 by pitching 4 2/3 innings and giving up just one run on five hits. He walked one and fanned six. He has had his strikeout pitches working throughout the spring, but has struggled to keep runs off the board.
|Esmil Rogers strikes out six in rocky outing Thursday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/13/14) Blue Jays starting pitcher Esmil Rogers continued his quest to win a spot in the team's rotation Thursday against the Astros. Unfortunately, it was not his best effort.
Rogers was tagged for a spring-high four runs on five hits and two walks in three innings. The only bright spot was his spring-high six strikeouts.
After giving up two runs on a Cesar Izturis single in the second inning, Rogers then served up back-to-back home runs to Carlos Correa and Jon Singleton to begin the third inning.
Rogers' ERA jumped from 4.50 to 7.00. He does have 12 strikeouts in nine innings, with 10 coming in his last two starts.
|Esmil Rogers earns first start of the spring |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(3/2/14) Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers got his first start of the spring on Sunday against the Yankees.
Rogers surrendered a solo home run to Jose Bautista in the opening frame for his only blemish of the day. He allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out one over two innings of work. He has allowed three runs over three innings this spring.
|Esmil Rogers, Dustin McGowan get first spring chances |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(2/27/14) The Blue Jays enter spring training with a spot open in their rotation, and a pair of contenders received their first cracks at the job in Thursday's game against the Phillies.
Esmil Rogers, who posted a 4.77 ERA in 137 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays last year, got the first turn. Unfortunately, he struggled, as he was tagged for two earned runs in one inning of work. He allowed one hit, a two-run home run following a walk, while adding one strikeout.
Rogers was followed out of the bullpen by Dustin McGowan, who appeared in 25 games a year ago, all as a reliever. He tossed one scoreless inning, retiring all three batters faced in order.
According to the Toronto Star, neither Rogers nor McGowan is considered a frontrunner for the final rotation spot, though both could wind up in the bullpen.
|You may remember Esmil Rogers being better in 2013 than his 4.77 ERA and 1.42 WHIP would indicate. And, at times, he was -- Rogers had a 2.43 ERA in his first five appearances after being moved into the rotation in June. Of the 20 games he started, Rogers allowed three or fewer runs 12 times. The problem was when he got hit, he got hit hard, giving up six or more runs four times from July 4 forward. And this was the root of Rogers' problems as a Fantasy asset -- you never knew what you were going to get. Rogers' ability to bounce between starting and relieving makes him valuable in real baseball, but hurts him in Fantasy baseball. He's best left undrafted in most leagues.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/24/14||BAL||7:07 pm||Bud Norris|
|4/25/14||BOS||7:07 pm||Jake Peavy|
|4/26/14||BOS||1:07 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|4/27/14||BOS||1:07 pm||Jon Lester|
|4/29/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|4/30/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Bruce Chen|
|5/1/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Yordano Ventura|
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