Identical twins playing for the same team?
It’s happening in the US Major League Baseball (MLB)온라인카지노 in a way that’s only possible in a cartoon. It’s the story of brothers Taylor Rogers, 32, a left-handed reliever for the San Francisco Giants, and Tyler Rogers, 32, a right-handed underhand.
Born as identical twins on 17 December 1990, the Rogers brothers have been playing for the same team since this season. That’s because San Francisco was Tyler’s team, but the older brother, Taylor, who was on a different team, signed a three-year, $33 million contract with San Francisco after becoming an unrestricted free agent after last season.
With Taylor’s signing, the Rogers brothers became only the fourth case in MLB of twins playing for the same team. The most recent case before the Rogers brothers was the Canseco brothers of the Oakland Athletics in 1990.
Taylor (left) with San Diego and Tyler with San Francisco last year. Photo = MLB social media.
The Rogers brothers have already garnered a lot of attention locally, playing on the same team and even taking the mound in the same inning.
What’s most remarkable is their stats: Taylor, the older brother, has a 2.52 earned run average (ERA), 1.09 walks allowed per inning (WHIP), 46 strikeouts, six wins, four losses, seven holds, and one save in 39.1 innings. His younger brother, Tyler, has pitched 56.2 innings with a 2.54 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 45 strikeouts, 4 wins, 24 losses, and 2 saves.
It’s safe to say that their WHIP is exactly the same at 1.09, their ERA is 0.02 off, and their strikeout totals are virtually identical, with one less strikeout. They’re putting up “twin-like” numbers.
Tyler Rogers with his younger brother. Photo = AP Yonhap
But unlike their stats, their salaries are vastly different. Unlike his brother, who is a free agent, Rogers is in his fourth year of big league service and is making just $1.65 million. That’s still a pittance compared to his older brother, who averages $11 million a year, but if he continues to perform like this, his salary will increase significantly next year.
Tyler Rogers with an impressive pitching form. Photo = AP Yonhap
Thanks to the Rodgers brothers, San Francisco’s bullpen ranks second in the league in fWAR (wins above replacement per FanGraphs) at 5.4 and fifth in the league in bullpen ERA at 3.62.
San Francisco is in second place in the National League (NL) West behind the Los Angeles Dodgers with 62 wins and 52 losses. Although they are six games behind the Dodgers, they can still make the postseason barring an upset for second place in the wild card race. At this rate, autumn baseball could see the rare sight of twin brothers side-by-side on the mound.