SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-Pitchers and twin brothers Taylor Rogers #33 and Tyler Rogers #71 of the San Francisco Giants pose for a portrait during the MLB photo day at Scottsdale Stadium on February 24, 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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These MLB Pitchers Are Identical Twins (And Are Having Identical Seasons)

San Francisco Giants pitchers Tyler and Taylor Rogers are identical twins, you couldn't differentiate them by their appearance OR stats.

Taylor and Tyler Rogers are identical twin pitchers on the San Francisco Giants, and they have nearly identical stat lines so far this season. 

As of August 10th, Taylor Rogers (the left-handed brother that throws with an over-the-top delivery and who's the older twin by a few minutes) holds a 2.52 ERA, has tallied 46 strikeouts, and has a 1.09 WHIP in 2023.

Meanwhile, Tyler Rogers (the right-handed, submarine-style throwing younger twin) holds a 2.54 ERA, has tallied 45 strikeouts, and has an identical 1.09 WHIP as his brother this season. They also both have 4 losses on their record.

The statistic resemblance is uncanny. Plus, it's made even more extraordinary considering that both players are on the Giants. 

The Giants Twin Pitchers, And MLB's History of Twins

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 19: Tyler Rogers #71 and Taylor Rogers #33 of the San Francisco Giants look on from the dugout during the game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on June 19, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

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Tyler Rogers has been in the Giants organization since 2013 and has been a mainstay on San Francisco's big league squad since 2019. His twin brother, Taylor, signed with the Giants this past offseason, after most of his career was spent with the Minnesota Twins.

This season marks the first time the Rogers twins have been on the same team since their senior season of high school. Judging by their (equally) fantastic stats, they're clearly relishing the reunion.

While the Rogers brothers are the 10th set of identical twins to play in the MLB at the same time, they're only the 4th set of twins to be on the same team together. The other three are José and Ozzie Canseco (1990 A's), Eddie and Johnny O'Brien (1950s Pirates), and Joe and Red Shannon (1915 Braves).

The statistic similarity between both Rogers brothers isn't likely to last. One poor outing by either brother will skew their stats enough that the closeness between the two won't be so shocking, hence why this must be appreciated in the moment. 

Or, maybe the Rogers twins' stats will remain identical for the remainder of this season, until they're no longer on the same team, or for the rest of eternity. Baseball always seems to have more magic up its sleeve.

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