Josh Rojas
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Astros in July of 2019.
Playing middle infield
OFArizona Diamondbacks
March 14, 2020
Rojas has been playing shortstop and second base during spring training games, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rojas, who came to Arizona in the Zack Greinke trade last year, played primarily in the outfield during his 41-game stint in the majors. "He's getting a lot of his time as an infielder because I only was able to evaluate him prior to this year as an outfielder," manager Torey Lovullo said. He'd played a variety of positions in the minors and is being eyed as an infielder/outfielder for 2020, which could give him an edge while vying to be the team's 26th man.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
7
11
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .776 36 3 0 5 2 .290 .389 .387
Since 2017vs Right .579 121 14 2 11 2 .196 .289 .290
2019vs Left .776 36 3 0 5 2 .290 .389 .387
2019vs Right .579 121 14 2 11 2 .196 .289 .290
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .654 96 14 2 10 2 .224 .313 .341
Since 2017Away .576 61 3 0 6 2 .208 .311 .264
2019Home .654 96 14 2 10 2 .224 .313 .341
2019Away .576 61 3 0 6 2 .208 .311 .264
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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
0.44
 
BB Rate
11.5%
 
K Rate
26.1%
 
BABIP
.295
 
ISO
.094
 
AVG
.217
 
OBP
.312
 
SLG
.312
 
OPS
.624
 
wOBA
.286
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
41.2%
 
Barrels/PA
2.5%
 
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Sitting vs. lefty
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 17, 2019
Rojas isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
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Day off Wednesday
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 11, 2019
Rojas will sit Wednesday against the Mets.
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Getting comfortable
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 4, 2019
Rojas went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Padres.
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Collects four hits
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 2, 2019
Rojas went 4-for-5 with a double, a solo home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 14-7 win over the Padres.
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Hits first homer
OFArizona Diamondbacks
August 30, 2019
Rojas went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and another run scored in Friday's win over the Dodgers.
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