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Josh Rojas

Josh Rojas

3B | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 185 | Age: 25
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 26, #781, Houston Astros) - Hawaii
Glendale, AZ USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 157 138 17 30 2 16 4 .217 .312 .312 .624
1 Season 157 138 17 30 2 16 4 .217 .312 .312 .624
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .217 2 16 4 .624
1 Season .217 2 16 4 .624

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 ARI NL 41 157 138 17 30 7 0 2 16 18 41 4 2 1 .217 .312 .312 .624
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 ARI NL 157 43 67 0 0 .295 9 3 18 640 4.08 .261 .013 .439 .094 .094 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 45 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 40

Rojas was Draft-eligible for five straight years at an Arizona high school, Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC and Hawaii and he distinguished himself with wood bats in summer college leagues. But he didn't get picked until his senior season of college, signing for $1,000 as a 26th-rounder in 2017. He broke out in 2019, posting some of the best offensive numbers in the Astros system while playing six different positions. But it will now be up to the D-backs to further his development after they acquired him, Seth Beer, J.B. Bukauskas and Corbin Martin from the Astros in the Zack Greinke Trade Deadline deal.

Rojas has made consistent contact from the left side of the plate since turning pro but is doing more damage in 2019. He's showing an ability to drive the ball for the power to the opposite field that he didn't display in the past.

Though he has fringy speed, Rojas has good instincts and an aggressive nature on the bases and he can pick his spots to steal. With an average and reliable arm, he's best suited for second base and left field. He can play an adequate third base and first base as well, and he also has seen action at shortstop and right field.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 640 97 6 6.2 89.0 10.3 .241 .416 .279 .326 .393 42.3 26.1 11.5
ALL 640 97 6 6.2 89.0 10.3 .241 .416 .279 .326 .393 42.3 26.1 11.5
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/12/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of 3B Joshua Rojas from Reno Aces.
08/01/2019 3B Joshua Rojas assigned to Reno Aces.
07/31/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Zack Greinke and cash to Houston Astros for RHP Corbin Martin, RHP J.B. Bukauskas, 3B Josh Rojas and LF Seth Beer.
05/29/2019 3B Joshua Rojas assigned to Round Rock Express from Corpus Christi Hooks.
01/22/2019 Houston Astros invited non-roster 3B Joshua Rojas to spring training.
05/01/2018 3B Joshua Rojas assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
03/30/2018 3B Josh Rojas assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
03/19/2018 3B Josh Rojas assigned to Houston Astros.
09/05/2017 3B Josh Rojas assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Fresno Grizzlies.
09/01/2017 3B Josh Rojas assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Quad Cities River Bandits.
06/29/2017 Houston Astros signed 2B Josh Rojas.
06/29/2017 3B Josh Rojas assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits.