Former frontline Miami Marlins starter is showing a return to form

Can Trevor Rogers be finally bouncing back to his old form?!
Trevor Rogers
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With Sandy's Beach vacant for the year, the Miami Marlins need someone else to be the ace. The Opening Day starter has already been named. It's going to be Jesus Luzardo by the way. That said, with other potentially injured starting pitchers, there's a big need for someone to step up. That someone could very well be Trevor Rogers and he seems to be ready to do so.

Could the 2021 version of Trevor Rogers be making his return to the Miami Marlins?!

I've been a big fan of Trevor Rogers since 2021. That season he gave the Miami Marlins a 2.64 ERA/2.55 FIP, with 10.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9, in 25 games and 133.0 innings pitched. That was a Cy Young caliber campaign, but he didn't receive any votes for it. It was a different story for te 26 year old lefty in 2022-2023. He produced a 5.26 ERA/4.32 FIP, with 9.0 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 27 games and 125.0 innings pitched.

Recently, Trevor Rogers delivered a great performance in a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros in Spring Training. He threw 23 pitches and had a tremendous 18 strikes out of them. This is what Rogers said about this:

“It felt really good. It was pretty much only two objectives today: fill up the zone and really have my body feel good. I accomplished both of those today, and I'm just really happy to get out there and compete again.”

Rogers's four-seam fastball hit 95 mph, which is of course pretty good to say the least. Is this a cause for optimism? I sure think so! Manager Skip Schumaker was really impressed by him, saying that he even reached as high as 96 mph! He said that Rogers "checked a lot of boxes", and pointed out that practice is important, but it's game situations that really reveal a player's health and ability.

Trevor Rogers is excited for the season, and it appears that he's well on his way to securing a rotation spot this Spring. If he can get back to his 2021 form, the Miami Marlins will be a playoff team.

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