Who Will Be The Pittsburgh Pirates’ September Call Ups?
First baseman/third baseman Jason Rogers
Like the other players on this list Jason Rogers has seen time in Pittsburgh this season. Rogers has 19 plate appearances with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. However, those 19 plate appearances have not gone overly well.
While Rogers owns just a .071/.316/.214/.530 slash line, .266 wOBA, and a wRC+ of 64 in the Major Leagues this season, that does not follow his career trajectory at all. Throughout his professional career Rogers has done nothing but hit. This year in the Minor Leagues included.
Between 2014 and 2015 Rogers piled up 179 plate appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers. In these 179 plate appearances Rogers had a .286/.358/.429/.787 slash line, .345 wOBA, and a wRC+ of 115. At Triple-A this season Rogers owns a 10.6 percent walk rate, .328 wOBA, and a 108 wRC+.
Jason Rogers primarily plays first base and third base. However, he can also play the corner outfield positions. So, like Alen Hanson, Rogers bring positional flexibility to the table. But the biggest reason I expect him to earn a September call up is to be used as a pinch hitter.
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