Esmil Antonio Rogers... @es_esmil ... Played three seasons in the Dominican Summer League as an infielder prior to converting to a pitcher... Participated in the 2014 Winter Tour.
Was 2-0 with a 4.68 ERA (25.0IP, 13ER) in his only stint with the Yankees in 2014 (7/31-9/28)…opponents batted.237 (22-for-93, 3HR); LH .256 (10-for-39, 1HR), RH .222 (12-for-54, 2HR)…retired 12-of-17 (70.6%) ﬁrst batters faced with the Yankees…allowed just four of 13 (30.8%) inherited runners to score... Was claimed oﬀ waivers by the Yankees from Toronto on 7/31... Made his Yankees debut on 8/3 at Boston, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings to earn his ﬁrst win of the season (1BB, 3K)... Made one start for the Yankees on 8/8 vs. Cleveland, allowing 1ER in 5.0IP for the win... Allowed a solo HR to Evan Longoria in the ninth inning of 9/10 win vs. Tampa Bay…the HR snapped a 28.1-inning scoreless stretch by the Yankees bullpen... Began the season in the Blue Jays organization…in 16 relief appearances over two stints with Toronto, posteda 6.97 ERA (20.2IP, 16ER) without recording a decision…also saw time with Triple-A Buﬀalo, going 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA (48.2IP, 17ER) in 12 games (seven starts)…was designated for assignment on 7/27... Following the season, did not record a decision in three starts for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican WinterLeague, posting a 4.63 ERA (11.2IP, 6ER) with 18K.
Made a career-high 20 starts, setting career marks for innings pitched (137.2), losses (9) and strikeouts (96). Began the season in the bullpen making 20 of his 22 relief appearances prior to his first start in Atlanta on May 29...In relief, posted a 1-2 record with a 4.35 ERA while allowing opposing hitters to bat .275. In 11 of his 20 starts he surrendered two earned runs or less (58.1IP/10ER) for a 1.54 ERA and one run or less in eight (42.1IP/4ER) for a 0.85 ERA...In his nine other starts posted a 9.75 ERA (44.1IP/48ER). His 66.8 groundball percentage was the highest for any Blue Jays starter and ranked 10th among all AL starters (min. 80.0IP), resulting in a team-high 20 GDPs...His 1.31 GDP/9 was 2nd in the AL and 5th in the majors. Posted a 4-7 record as a starter with a 4.89 ERA with a .281 opponents' average...Over his first four starts allowed just 4 ER in 21.0IP for a 1.71 ERA. Allowed just three stolen bases against in four attempts, two as a starter and one in relief. Lost seven of his final nine decisions to end the season. Played winter ball in the Dominican Republic, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.08 ERA in three starts.
Acquired mid-season by Cleveland from Colorado on June 13...Had five holds over the last month of the season (six holds total with Cleveland)...Did not allow an earned run in 30 of his 44 outings with the Indians, limiting hitters to a .237 (47-198) average against while
with the Indians...Right-handed hitters batted .220 off him with 30 strikeouts and hitters batted .253 with runners on base...Over his last 23 outings from Aug. 8 through the end of the season he recorded an ERA of 3.28 (24.2IP, 22H, 9ER)...Eight of 28 inherited runners (28.6%) scored with Cleveland, overall on the year recorded a mark of 15 of 43 (35%)...Went 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 11 Sept. games (11.0IP, 6H, 3R/ER) after recording a 2.04 ERA in 13 August games (17.2IP,
20H, 4R/ER)...Started the year in the Colorado bullpen, opening the season with four scoreless outings (7.1IP, 6H, 0R, 9K) before allowing
four runs in 1.1IP on April 21 at MIL... Had four outings with the Rockies where he allowed at least 3ER, including five earned
runs on May 5 vs. ATL... Was designated for assignment on June 9 and acquired by Cleveland four days later...With Rockies right-handed batters hit .400 off him and he allowed 10ER in seven games in Coors Field (7.0IP, 10H,
10BB)...Averaged 10.2 strikeouts per nine with Colorado... Owns a career ERA of 8.15 in Coors Field (77.1IP, 115H, 70ER,
Rogers made 13 starts and five relief appearances for the Rockies, his third season in the Major Leagues...the 13 starts
mark the most starts in a single-season...2011 marked highs in nearly every category for Rogers...he topped his career marks in wins (6), innings pitched (83.0)
and starts (13)...however, Rogers tallied career highs in walks (47), losses (6), opponent batting average (.320) and
home runs allowed (14)...his 63 strikeouts in 2011 were just three short of his career mark of 66 that he set in 2010...Rogers began the season in the starting rotation and made five starts before seeing three relief outings in May and
June...was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat muscle strain 5/7 and returned 7/25...before returning to
the rotation in August, Rogers made three appearances out of the bullpen following his return from the DL...Rogers finished the season as the long reliever out of the Rockies bullpen, making two relief outings in the season's final week...Had not been supported by more than three runs since his fourth start of 2011, 4/25 at CHC...the Rockies had given
Rogers just 16 runs of support over his final 8 starts (3.09 RSA)...Went 5-6 with a 6.28 ERA (71.2 ip, 50 er) in 13 starts for the Rockies...had his best outing in his first start of the season, 4/7 at PIT, where he allowed just one run on four hits and struckout a season-high seven batters in a season-high
7.1 innings...won five of his first six starts before being issued five losses in his final seven starts of the season.
Was named to the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career but was optioned to the minors on
4/16 when the club purchased the contract of LHP Joe Beimel from Triple-A Colorado Springs...Made five starts while Aaron Cook was on the disabled list, 8/8-31...went 1-0, 5.96 (25.2 ip, 17 er) in
those five with 20 strikeouts and six walks...In his first appearance out of the bullpen after making five starts, struckout his only batter faced on four
pitches with bases loaded...Started on 5/1 at SF (in place of De La Rosa)...with Jhoulys Chacin starting the following game against
the Giants, the Rockies started a rookie pitcher in consecutive games for the first time that season...in
fact, the Rockies had not started rookie pitchers in consecutive games since 9/20-21/07 when Ubaldo
Jimenez and Franklin Morales started consecutive games for Colorado as rookies...Earned first MLB win 5/23 at KC...inherited bases loaded, one-out situation and induced double play after
allowing base hit to first batter...Tossed a career-high 6.1 innings in his start 8/20 at ARI...was issued a no decision in that start but
allowed just one run on six hits, one walk and six strikeouts...Made the move between Colorado Springs and the big league club five times during the season and
went 3-3, 5.75 (61.0 ip, 39 er) with the Sky Sox and 2-3, 6.13 (72.0 ip, 49 er) with the Rockies...Drove in his first career RBI 8/8 at PIT when he went 2-for-3 with two doubles and also scored a run...Played in the Dominican Winter League for the Licey Tigers where he went 0-2, 12.79 (6.1 ip, 9 er) in 3
appearances/2 starts...walked 7 and struckout 5 in the DWL.
Made 29 starts for Modesto, the most of any pitcher on the club...his 131 strikeouts and 2 complete
games were second-most on the club...was twice named the California League Pitcher of the Week,
week ending May 20, and again the week ending August 19...from May 14-20 went 1-1 in 2 starts with a
0.60 ERA (15.0 ip, 1 er) with one complete game and 10 strikeouts...from August 13-19 went 2-0 in 2 starts
with a 1.84 ERA (14.2 ip, 3 er) with one complete game and 8 strikeouts...finished second on the team,
and second in the Cal League with 170.1 innings pitched...along with Brandon Hynick and Alan Johnson
formed a trio of starting pitchers for Modesto that went a combined 35-23 with a 3.26 ERA (189 er/521.1
ip) in 83 starts (54 quality starts), with 386 strikeouts compared to 151 walks, all while finishing 1,2,3 in the
California League in innings pitched (Hynick, Roe, Johnson)...following the season was named by Baseball
America as the 10th-best prospect in Colorado's farm system.
Set career highs in several categories while spending the entire season with Modesto...set
career bests in starts (25) innings pitched (143.2) and strikeouts (116), while holding opponents to a career
low .264 (146-for-552) average against...had 12 quality starts, including tossing a quality outing in each of
his final 3 starts of the season...struck out 5 or more batters in 10 of his 25 starts...went 5-4 with a 3.34
ERA (89.0 p, 33 er) in 15 starts at home and 4-3 with a 4.94 ERA (54.2 ip, 30 er) in 10 starts on the road.
In his second full season as a pitcher, Rogers went 7-4 with a 3.75 ERA (117.2 ip, 49 er) in 19
games/18 starts...struck out 90 batters and issued 42 walks...12 of his 18 starts were quality
outings...tossed at least 6.0 frames in 15 starting assignments and allowed three earned runs or less in 13 contests...
went 5-1, 3.19 (73.1 ip, 26 er) in 11 games/starts at home and 2-3, 4.67 (44.1 ip, 23 er) in eight games/seven
starts on the road...held opposing batters at a .272 (125-for-460) average against...posted a 2-0 record
with a 2.66 ERA (47.1 ip, 14 er) over his first eight games/seven starts...however, went 0-2 with a 6.66 ERA (24.1
ip, 18 er) over his next four outings...tossed his 2nd career complete game on July 22 vs. Charleston, pitching
9.0 innings and allowing three runs on five hits...that complete game victory sparked a four-game winning streak
for Rogers as he posted a 6-2 record through Aug. 9.
After spending his first three professional seasons as an infielder, Rogers was converted to a
pitcher in 2006...posted a 3-6 record with a 6.96 ERA (63.1 ip, 49 er) in 15 games/starts for Rookie-level
Casper...ranked second in the Pioneer League in games started...opponents batted .306, lefties at .272 (25-
for-92) and right-handers at .325 (53-for-163)...did not factor in the decision in his first career start on June
23 vs. Idaho Falls despite allowing just one earned run over 6.0 innings...allowed season-high eight earned
runs on July 8 vs. Orem...was credited with a complete game in his final start of the season on Sept. 7 at
Orem in an 8-4 win...tossed just 5.0 innings as the game was called early due to power issues.
Spent third consecutive season in Colorado's Dominican Summer League and batted .190 (38-
for-200) with four home runs and 17 RBI in 55 games.
Batted .227 with seven doubles, two home runs and 23 RBI in 51 games in DSL.
Began pro career in DSL...batted .212 with one homer and nine RBI in 34 contests.