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Jake Rogers picked off a baserunner with an amazing throw, and you’re going to want to watch it again

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Rogers’ defense: as advertised.

Even before Jake Rogers was a Detroit Tiger, the book on him was that he is a superlative defender with questions about how his bat will play at the major league level. We’re still not completely sure how things will work out offensively, but it’s safe to say that Rogers’ defense — once named the best in all the minor leagues — is as good as advertised.

That was on full display on Wednesday when Rogers picked off Seattle’s Mallex Smith at first base in a close 3-2 win.

Our friend Chris Brown (of Tigers Minor League Report) has consistently clocked Rogers at some utterly stupid pop times. While these seem to be inaccurate for reasons outside his control...

...pop times under two seconds are still pretty darn good.