Miguel Rojas
Miguel Rojas
30-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Miami Marlins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rojas went 3-for-5 with two home runs in a game May 20 at Atlanta. It gave him seven homers on the young season and a .264/.322/.429 slash line through his first 181 plate appearances. Understand Rojas had had just four career home runs over his first four seasons in nearly 800 plate appearances. There was some thought that perhaps Rojas had found another level to his game. (Narrator: he had not). Rojas hit .246/.284/.305 after that May 20 game over his final 347 plate appearances. Rojas remains an excellent glove man with strong bat-to-ball skills, but that double-digit home-run total is not happening again. He is a bottom-of-the-lineup hitter and only brings some value when he can hit homers. He does not run much and hits for a poor average despite his contact skills. Positional flexibility is his most redeeming quality. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the Marlins in September of 2019. Contract includes team option for 2022.
Sitting Sunday
SSMiami Marlins
September 29, 2019
Rojas is not in Sunday's lineup against the Phillies.
ANALYSIS
He hit .238 with zero home runs and one steal in his last 10 games. Jon Berti will start at shortstop and lead off.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
36
13
3
8
12
14
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
19
5
2
4
5
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .701 365 30 6 36 2 .266 .326 .375
Since 2017vs Right .686 994 103 11 89 15 .275 .324 .362
2019vs Left .752 150 13 3 14 0 .297 .347 .406
2019vs Right .693 376 39 2 32 9 .278 .325 .368
2018vs Left .634 131 9 3 13 2 .235 .298 .336
2018vs Right .647 396 35 8 40 4 .257 .297 .350
2017vs Left .712 84 8 0 9 0 .257 .333 .378
2017vs Right .745 222 29 1 17 2 .303 .371 .374
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .718 666 66 8 54 10 .283 .339 .379
Since 2017Away .663 693 67 9 71 7 .263 .311 .352
2019Home .780 252 30 3 22 5 .304 .361 .419
2019Away .648 274 22 2 24 4 .266 .304 .344
2018Home .626 280 20 4 24 5 .253 .295 .331
2018Away .663 247 24 7 29 1 .251 .300 .364
2017Home .798 134 16 1 8 0 .308 .388 .410
2017Away .688 172 21 0 18 2 .277 .339 .348
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Stat Review
How does Miguel Rojas compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.52
 
BB Rate
6.1%
 
K Rate
11.8%
 
BABIP
.314
 
ISO
.095
 
AVG
.284
 
OBP
.331
 
SLG
.379
 
OPS
.710
 
wOBA
.314
 
Exit Velocity
87.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.6%
 
Barrels/PA
1.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
2016
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Rojas began 2017 as the Marlins' utility infielder, but injuries to Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado, then the trade of Hechavarria, paved the way for Rojas to set a career high with 306 trips to the dish. It would have been considerably more had he not sprained his thumb while swinging the bat in early May, resulting in an extended DL stint, as he was sidelined until the week after the All-Star break. His .290/.361/.375 translated to a 96 wRC+, just a point below average. However, in fantasy terms, it was empty, as he hit just one homer and chipped in two steals. He'll enter camp in a battle with J.T. Riddle for the primary shortstop role. Considering the run-scoring context on the Marlins will be poor, Rojas is a one-category contributor, even if he wins the job. He'll have marginal value in NL-only leagues, mostly because he should pick up eligibility at other infield positions.
In his third season in the majors, Rojas appeared in 100 games for the first time in his career in 2016. Rojas was mainly used as a late-game defensive substitute last year, appearing in 123 games but only starting 44 of those and only registering 214 plate appearances. However, his versatility makes him a valuable utility man for the Marlins, something manager Don Mattingly has embraced, playing Rojas in more than 15 games at first base, second base, third base, and shortstop last season. In 2016, Rojas slashed .247/.288/.325, outperforming his main competition at shortstop, Adeiny Hechavarria, who only produced a .236/.283/.311 line himself. He has started 26 games at shortstop in each of his last two seasons in Miami, and with trade rumors swirling around Hechavarria, there have been talks about Rojas assuming a larger role in the Marlins' 2017 infield, but he's unlikely to be more than a glove-first utility player.
Rojas began the year with Triple-A New Orleans, but spent significant time in the big leagues due to various injuries around the Marlins' infield. After a dismal start, Rojas hit a huge hot streak at the end of the year to bring his batting average up to a respectable .282. He's still considered a glove-first infielder and his power numbers aren't there, but the 26-year-old does possess the ability to play all over the infield and even appeared once in left field. A strong spring at the plate could warrant a spot on the Marlins' 25-man roster as a utility player for Rojas, though his starting opportunities could be limited when the infield is healthy.
Rojas appeared in 85 games for the Dodgers in 2014, collecting most of those innings as a defensive replacement at shortstop when Hanley Ramirez was limited by various ailments. He held his own at hitter-friendly Albuquerque, putting a .302/.353/.434 line together over 173 plate appearances. Keep in mind, however, that the .434 Triple-A slugging percentage was Rojas' best mark since his 2009 stop in the Midwest League at Low-A Dayton (.339 SLG). When he's on a big league roster, Rojas will be used off the bench as a defensive replacement. He'll compete for a utility role with the Marlins after he was traded from the Dodgers in the offseason. Don't be surprised if he begins the year back at Triple-A while serving as organizational depth.
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Gets day off
SSMiami Marlins
September 22, 2019
Rojas is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
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Signs extension with Marlins
SSMiami Marlins
September 18, 2019
Rojas and the Marlins agreed to a two-year contract Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the contract buys out one year of arbitration, one year of free agency, and includes a team option for a third year.
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Drives in six Tuesday
SSMiami Marlins
September 17, 2019
Rojas went 4-for-6 with three doubles and six RBI to help the Marlins to a 12-6 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
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Sitting Wednesday
SSMiami Marlins
September 11, 2019
Rojas is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Brewers.
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Drives in two runs
SSMiami Marlins
September 9, 2019
Rojas went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Monday's 8-3 loss to Milwaukee.
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