Miguel Rojas
Miguel Rojas
29-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Miami Marlins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.18 million contract with the Marlins in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Homers in loss
SSMiami Marlins
September 13, 2018
Rojas went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets.
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Rojas provided the only offense for the Marlins in the losing effort with a two-run shot in the third inning, his 11th home run of the season. Over 480 plate appearances in 2018, he has a .249/.295/.348 slash line with 39 runs, 50 RBI and six steals.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .669 275 28 4 26 4 .251 .307 .363
Since 2016vs Right .662 773 80 9 67 6 .266 .316 .345
2018vs Left .629 132 9 3 13 2 .233 .295 .333
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
2016vs Left .697 59 11 1 4 2 .281 .293 .404
2016vs Right .579 155 16 0 10 0 .234 .287 .292
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .658 511 46 5 38 6 .262 .312 .346
Since 2016Away .670 536 62 8 55 4 .262 .316 .354
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
2016Home .563 97 10 0 6 1 .231 .255 .308
2016Away .656 117 17 1 8 1 .262 .316 .340
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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.
BB/K
0.35
 
BB Rate
4.6%
 
K Rate
13.1%
 
BABIP
.272
 
ISO
.094
 
AVG
.252
 
OBP
.297
 
SLG
.346
 
OPS
.643
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Bows out of lineup
SSMiami Marlins
September 2, 2018
Rojas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
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Takes seat Friday
SSMiami Marlins
August 31, 2018
Rojas is not in the lineup against Toronto on Friday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
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Not in Sunday's lineup
SSMiami Marlins
August 26, 2018
Rojas is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Braves, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
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Pops 10th homer
SSMiami Marlins
August 22, 2018
Rojas went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 9-3 win over the Yankees.
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Returns to lineup
SSMiami Marlins
August 22, 2018
Rojas (ankle) is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh Wednesday against the Yankees, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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