Marlins’ Player Highlight: Miguel Rojas

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Every month, there will be a couple of articles highlighting the players of the Miami Marlins. In this article, this is a player highlight on shortstop Miguel Rojas. This is a look at the beginning of the time of his career, before the MLB, his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his time with the Miami Marlins. This article will also look at Rojas’ stats from the past seasons and the projection of the upcoming 2022 season. How will it look for Rojas? Will he surpass his past season? Let us dive into and get to know this dynamic player.

A Little Bit About Rojas

Rojas was born in Los Teques, Venezuela. He is 33 years old. He is standing tall at 6’0″ at 188 pounds. He is a shortstop, first baseman, and third baseman. He has played in the minor leagues for a little while. He has been playing professional ball for a while for eight seasons. We’re going to dive into his time in the minor leagues and how he looked before MLB. 

Before Debut

Rojas signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 2005. He has played with the VSL (Venezuelan Summer League) Reds. In 2007, he was at the split between the VSL Devil Rays and the VSL Reds as well as the DSL (Dominican Summer League) Reds. His numbers for his hitting were very good, but for the shortstop, it was pretty low. He had improved as the season went on.

He has been playing between the American League and the VSL. A little time in 2011, he was out due to a rotator cuff and wrist injuries. During the winter of 2011-2012 l, he was playing for the Tiburones with great numbers. In the 2012 Caribbean Series, Rojas was on the Tigres de Aragua and has put up strong numbers for the team. He was even named All-Star shortstop.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers

In 2014, Rojas debuted in the majors for the LA Dodgers at the age of 25 years old. His debut game was against the Colorado Rockies. During the 2014-2015 season, he exceeded the expectation of being a rookie. His batting average is .181, which is a good number for starting in MLB. He also has 9 RBI, 16 runs scored, 27 hits allowed, and 1 home run. With these numbers, it is a wonderful start to his major league baseball career.

MLB: Miami Marlins

In the 2015-2016 season, Rojas became a Miami Marlins. Throughout his seven seasons with the Marlins, he has proven to be a valuable asset to the team. His batting average through the seven seasons is about .275, which is a good number. He also has an average RBIs per season of 32. The average of runs scored is 37 and the average of hits allowed is about 84.14. His home run average is about 5.47. Those numbers in the seven seasons with the Marlins do show that Rojas is here to stay.

Projections on Rojas

What is the projection on Rojas? According to Baseball-Reference, his projected RBIs are 49. The projected number of runs scored is 58. His projected number of hits allowed is 122. His projected home runs are 9 for this upcoming 2022-2023 season. What does this mean for Rojas? This means that he has the probability of exceeding expectations for this season.

Closing Thoughts

Miguel Rojas is a very talented baseball player that is suited perfectly for the Miami Marlins. From his time in the VSL to his time now in the MLB, he has proven to be a very talented baseball player. In the numbers, he has shown talent as a shortstop and he will be a talent beyond recognition in MLB.

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My name is Charity Martin. I'm 29 years old. I'm from the state of Georgia. My favorite sports to watch is Baseball, Hockey, and Gymnastics. I cover the Miami Marlins for OTH Baseball as well as the Florida Panthers for OTH Hockey. My favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, New Jersey Devils, and Florida Panthers.