Josh Rojas
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The ability to play all over the diamond, along with expanded rosters to open the 2020 campaign, resulted in Rojas making the Opening Day roster despite poor performances at the plate in spring training and summer camp. He only appeared in one game, fanning in his only plate appearance before the Diamondbacks sent Rojas to their alternate training facility. He was recalled Sept. 1 and played in 16 of the next 19 games before lower-back inflammation mercifully ended his season. Rojas was excellent at the Double- and Triple-A levels in 2019, but that's less impressive considering he was 25 years old. While it's encouraging that Arizona wanted to see Rojas down the stretch, he failed to take advantage. He has stolen-base appeal, but not enough to occupy a mixed-league roster spot unless he has a big spring training, and even then, there is no obvious position for Rojas to play. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#480
ADP
$Traded to the Diamondbacks in July of 2019.
Not starting Sunday
2BArizona Diamondbacks
September 12, 2021
Rojas will sit Sunday against Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Rojas has just three hits over his last six games. Andrew Young will get the start at second base in the series finale.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
55
8
1
2
3
1
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
4
3
1
2
2
6
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .738 204 30 4 18 6 .269 .348 .390
Since 2019vs Right .692 517 60 9 42 7 .239 .321 .371
2021vs Left .780 139 22 4 13 4 .274 .353 .427
2021vs Right .763 355 42 7 29 4 .263 .341 .422
2020vs Left .498 29 5 0 0 0 .222 .276 .222
2020vs Right .391 41 4 0 2 1 .147 .244 .147
2019vs Left .776 36 3 0 5 2 .290 .389 .387
2019vs Right .579 121 14 2 11 2 .196 .289 .290
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+121%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .784 363 58 8 32 8 .273 .358 .426
Since 2019Away .625 358 32 5 28 5 .223 .299 .326
2021Home .845 244 36 6 22 6 .290 .373 .472
2021Away .694 250 28 5 20 2 .244 .316 .378
2020Home .691 23 8 0 0 0 .300 .391 .300
2020Away .313 47 1 0 2 1 .122 .191 .122
2019Home .654 96 14 2 10 2 .224 .313 .341
2019Away .576 61 3 0 6 2 .208 .311 .264
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Stat Review
How does Josh 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
0.45
 
BB Rate
10.7%
 
K Rate
24.1%
 
BABIP
.341
 
ISO
.157
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.344
 
SLG
.424
 
OPS
.768
 
wOBA
.339
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.8%
 
Barrels/PA
4.1%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Rojas was part of the four-prospect haul Arizona received for sending Zack Greinke to Houston at the trade deadline. He is a jack of all trades defensively, and could add second-base eligibility in season. The power he showed at Double-A and Triple-A didn't carry over in the big leagues, but he was able to maintain a high walk rate (11.5 BB%). After sporting a 14.8 K% at Triple-A, he struggled making contact at the big-league level (26.1 K%) after getting promoted in August. While that is not unusual for a prospect seeing MLB pitching for the first time, it's worth noting that Rojas was already 25 years old. His minor-league steals totals oversell his pure speed, but he is an above-average runner and attempted six steals in 157 big-league PA. If he earns more than a bench role in his first full season with Arizona, he could steal double-digit bases with double-digit homers.
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Scores twice in loss
2BArizona Diamondbacks
September 6, 2021
Rojas went 1-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-4 loss to the Mariners.
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Not in Saturday's lineup
2BArizona Diamondbacks
September 4, 2021
Rojas isn't starting Saturday against the Mariners.
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Not starting Tuesday
2BArizona Diamondbacks
August 31, 2021
Rojas is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Padres.
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Gets day off Saturday
2BArizona Diamondbacks
August 21, 2021
Rojas is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.
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Swinging hot stick
2BArizona Diamondbacks
August 18, 2021
Rojas went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.
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