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 one-year, $3.16 million contract with the Marlins in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Not starting Sunday
SSMiami Marlins
April 14, 2019
Rojas is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Rojas began the season in a short-side platoon at shortstop with JT Riddle but had started the last four games entering Sunday. Rojas has certainly looked the better of the two at the plate with a .316/.372/.421 slash line. Riddle will nonetheless enter the starting lineup for the series finale, batting sixth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .656 243 19 3 26 2 .242 .309 .347
Since 2017vs Right .694 649 68 9 59 6 .278 .330 .364
2019vs Left .593 28 2 0 4 0 .231 .286 .308
2019vs Right .952 31 4 0 2 0 .385 .452 .500
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
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+74%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .698 460 42 5 37 5 .277 .332 .366
Since 2017Away .668 432 45 7 48 3 .259 .316 .353
2019Home .855 46 6 0 5 0 .341 .391 .463
2019Away .490 13 0 0 1 0 .182 .308 .182
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.
BB/K
1.67
 
BB Rate
7.9%
 
K Rate
4.8%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.107
 
AVG
.321
 
OBP
.381
 
SLG
.429
 
OPS
.810
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Collects three hits
SSMiami Marlins
April 13, 2019
Rojas went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and one RBI in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Phillies.
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Back-to-back starts vs. righties
SSMiami Marlins
April 11, 2019
Rojas will start at shortstop and bat fifth in Thursday's game against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Leading off versus lefty
SSMiami Marlins
April 1, 2019
Rojas will start at shortstop and man the leadoff spot in Monday's game against the Mets, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Sparks offense in win
SSMiami Marlins
March 30, 2019
Rojas got the start at shortstop and hit leadoff Saturday, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI in a 7-3 win over the Rockies.
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Catching fire at plate
SSMiami Marlins
March 15, 2019
Rojas went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
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