Former Tulane catcher Jake Rogers named to MLB All-Star Futures Game
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Toledo Mud Hens catcher and former Tulane standout Jake Rogers was named to the American League side for the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to be held July 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland Ohio.
The game, which serves as a preview of the next crop of future Major League Baseball stars, will air on the MLB Network at 6 p.m. CT.
Rogers, a former first team All-American Athletic Conference selection in 2016, is rated as the 12th best prospect in the minors according to MLB Pipeline, serving as one of three players from the Detroit Tigers organization playing in the game next week.
In 169 total games over a three-year career at Tulane, Rogers finished with a .233 batting average with 19 doubles, a triple and seven home runs, which includes the game-winning two-run shot against Ole Miss in the 2016 NCAA regional in Oxford.
The Canyon, Texas, native was selected in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros, eventually moving to the Tigers as part of a trade between the two clubs. This season alone after playing in 28 games with the Double-A Erie SeaWolves where he hit .302 with 21 RBI and an OPS of .963, Rogers was called up to the Triple-A Mud Hens where he’s hit seven home runs and driven in 22 with an OPS of .764.
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