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34  Taylor Rogers
Taylor Rogers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

High School:
Chatfield

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175

Position:
LHP

B/T:
L/L


09/20/2012

Recapping the 2012 UK Baseball MiLB Season

31 Former Wildcats Finish 2012 Professional Season in Minor Leagues

07/18/2012

Summer Notebook: Reida Collects Five-Hit Game

UK Baseball Summer Notebook: Alex Meyer Dazzles in Return to Lexington, Promoted

07/13/2012

Grundy Elects to Return to UK For Senior Season

UK Standout LHP Turns Downs Twins to Return; All Five Drafted Signees To Attend UK

06/08/2012

Five Signees Picked in 2012 MLB Draft

School-Record Nine UK Players Picked During the 2012 MLB Draft

06/06/2012

Alex Phillips Drafted by Tigers in the 21st Round

UK Senior Southpaw Picked in 21st round of MLB Draft by Detroit Tigers

05/22/2012

Henderson, players on win over Ole Miss

Kentucky beat Ole Miss 2-0 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament opener.

05/11/2012

Rogers on fourth straight quality start

Taylor Rogers pitched seven innings of two-run ball in UK's 4-2 win over Alabama,

02/24/2012

Rogers on picking up second win

Taylor Rogers discussing his outing in Friday's 13-4 victory over Buffalo.

02/15/2012

Rogers says 2012 has 'completely different feel'

Taylor Rogers speaks at baseball media day.

• 37th round draft pick in 2009 (Orioles)
• 2010 52nd-best prospect in 2012 MLB Draft (Perfect Game)
• 2010 seventh-best newcomer in the SEC (Baseball America)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (2/22/2010)
• 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star
• 2011 42nd-best Cape Cod League prospect (Perfect Game)
• 20th-best SEC draft-eligible prospect (Baseball America)

Outlook
Member of UK's weekend rotation is coming off a breakout summer on the prospect map, earning the win in the 2011 Cape Cod League All-Star Game at Fenway Park as the starting pitcher ... Was one of the most dominating pitchers in the talent-laden CCBL, owning a 1.72 ERA in nine starts during the summer, leading Harwich into the playoffs ... Has been a fixture in UK's weekend rotation since arriving on campus, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his first career start to win SEC Freshman of the Week accolades in 2010 ... Has pinpoint control of his fastball and a great breaking ball ... Fills up the strike zone, rarely issuing a walk, with 34 career walks in 160 innings ... Led UK in innings pitched and starts as a true freshman in 2010 ... Tossed six quality starts in 2011.


Taylor Rogers

Summer
Had a dominating summer in the top collegiate summer league in the nation, earning the starting spot in the 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, played at historic Fenway Park on July 29 ... Picked up the win in the game, with UK teammate Trevor Gott notching the save ... Went 4-4 with a 1.72 ERA in nine starts on the summer, tossing 47 innings ... Struck out 40 and walked only six, allowed 34 hits ... Four of his eight non all-star game starts went as quality outings ... Tossed eight innings in the playoffs for Harwich, allowing only one earned run on four hits ... Had a hard-luck loss vs. Brewster on Aug. 5, allowing only three hits and one earned run in 7.1 innings, striking out a summer-high nine ... Tossed five innings without allowing an earned run vs. Brewster on July 15, striking out seven ... Also struck out nine in six shutout innings vs. the Gatemen in June 24.

2011
Member for UK's weekend rotation for the second consecutive year, totaling a 3-7 record and a 5.14 ERA in 14 games and 13 starts ... Tossed 77 innings, walking 19 and striking out 49 ... Went 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA in SEC play, making eight starts in nine games, tossing 45 innings, walking 14 and striking out 25 ... Hurled one complete game ... Had a 2-1 record and a 3.94 ERA in five non-SEC starts, walking five and striking out 24 in 32 innings ... In seven games and six starts at Cliff Hagan Stadium, went 3-2, 3.76 ERA in 38.1 innings, with five walks and 23 strikeouts ... Was 0-4 with a 6.67 ERA in five road starts ... Made two neutral site starts, posting a 0-1 record and a 6.17 ERA ... Was 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his three wins, with 10 strikeouts in 18.2 innings ... Pitched in 11 games and 10 starts in games UK lost, going 0-7 with a 6.02 ERA ... Pitched in 11 day games with 10 starts, going 2-5 with a 4.99 ERA in 57.2 innings ... He lone relief appearances came as his first career relief outing ... Stranded two runners in his lone relief outing ... Allowed 14 of his 56 earned runs on the year in the first inning, owning a 9.69 ERA in the first inning ... Settled down as the game went on, posting a 2.84 ERA in the fourth inning, a 2.38 ERA in the fifth and a 2.89 ERA in the sixth innings ... Started the second game of the year for UK, going six innings vs. Marshall, allowing two runs with seven strikeouts ... In his 2011 home debut, allowed three earned runs in 6.2 innings ... Started the opener of the 2011 Houston College Classic vs. No. 17 Rice, allowing six runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings ... Allowed two runs in seven innings vs. Niagara ... Tossed five innings and allowed two earned runs vs. Tennessee ... Tossed 4.1 innings and allowed six runs at Alabama ... Was good in a hard-luck loss at No. 3 South Carolina, allowing two earned runs in 6.1 innings vs. the two-time defending NCAA Champion ... Allowed three earned runs in 6.2 innings in a start vs. Auburn and three runs in 5.2 innings at Ole Miss ... Suffered a loss vs. No. 12 Arkansas, allowing five runs in six innings ... After allowing five runs in 3.2 innings at LSU, was bumped from the starting weekend rotation for the first time in his career ... Came on in relief vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt, getting one out via strikeout in his first career relief appearances ... Started vs. Indiana on May 10 in a midweek matchup - his first career - going 6.2 innings and allowing one earned run in a win ... Returned to the weekend rotation at No. 4 Florida, allowing five earned runs in seven innings.

2010
Emerged as one of the top freshmen in college baseball, spending every weekend in UK's weekend rotation ... Made 14 starts on the weekend, posting a 4-7 record and a 6.40 ERA ... Tossed a team-best 83 innings, allowing 108 hits and walking only 15, striking out 39 ... In his first collegiate start, tossed 7.2 shutout innings against West Virginia, allowing only six hits and one walk, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... Has pinpoint control, at one point running up a streak of 35 consecutive innings during the middle of the year without allowing a walk ... Was dynamic in his second career start also, going six innings and allowing only one run ... The only UK pitcher to start all 10 SEC games, leading the team with 60 innings pitched in conference action, walking only nine ... Got off to a great start in his first four collegiate starts, going 3-0 with a 4.30 ERA, tossing 23 innings with six walks and 14 strikeouts ... In seven home starts, went 3-3 with a 4.78 ERA, tossing 43.1 innings ... In his first two collegiate starts, had a 2-0 record and a 0.66 ERA, allowing only one run in his first 13.2 frames ... Ran into a rough start vs. Monmouth in San Diego, allowing 10 hits and 10 runs in 2.1 innings ... Responded for seven shutout innings against IPFW, striking out a career-high eight ... Made first career SEC start on Saturday against Ole Miss, tossing 7.1 innings, allowing eight hits and five runs ... Had an amazing outing in a start at Vanderbilt, tossing a complete-game eight innings in a hard-luck loss, allowing seven hits and two runs - one earned - not issuing a walk in a 2-1 UK loss ... After allowing eight runs in four innings at Arkansas in his first true SEC road atmosphere, responded with 7.2 quality innings for a win over Alabama, allowing five hits and only two runs, with five punch outs ... Was good against eventual SEC Champion Florida, going 6.2 innings, and allowing eight hits and four runs ... Took a hard-luck loss a mere out away from a complete-game win at Auburn, with his final line at 6.2 innings, allowing eight hits and six runs ... Took a loss at Tennessee, allowing eight runs in seven innings ... Suffered a loss to eventual NCAA Champion South Carolina, allowing eight hits and eight runs in 5.1 innings, with only three runs coming as earned.

High School
Named first-team All-State and first-team All-Colorado in 2008 ... Earned a 1.98 ERA and a 5-2 record, striking out 82 in 53 innings in 2008 ...Two-year letterwinner at Chatfield Senior High School for coach Mike Yansak ... Led club team to the 2009 Connie Mack National Championship, dazzling scouts in attendance with his performance ... Named one of the top 50 players in Colorado in a voting of media ... Led team to the 2008 baseball final four ... All-region selection in 2009 ... A four-year member of the basketball team.

Personal
Full name is Taylor Allen Rogers ... Born December 17, 1990 in Denver, Colo. ... Son of Scott and Amy Rogers ... Has a brother, Tyler (19).

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