2. Miami Marlins SS Miguel Rojas
Where would the Miami Marlins offense be so far in 2021 if it wasn’t for Miguel Rojas? Seriously. You could make the argument that Rojas has been the most impactful player of the entire Marlins season up to this point.
Throughout the injuries of projected starters up to this point, combined with up-and-down hot streaks at the plate from a few of the Marlins regulars, Rojas has arguably been the piece that has held the lineup together.
Batting out of the leadoff spot for a majority of the time, Rojas currently sports a team-leading .280 AVG while also leading the Marlins in a majority of other offensive categories. His 45 hits are a team-high, along with being the leader in doubles, triples, and OBP most notably. Rojas also currently leads all Miami position players in WAR at 1.4.
In fact, is it too far of a stretch to say that Rojas has been one of the most consistent hitters in baseball this season? Think about it, you know exactly what you’re going to get every single time Rojas takes the field.
So, is this production sustainable over the course of a full MLB season at the top of Miami’s lineup?
When looking at Rojas’ career up to this point, the 32-year old SS has had two seasons over the course of his career in which he has had over 400+ at-bats. In those two seasons, both with the Marlins, Rojas hit for a .252 AVG and a .284 average respectively.
Is it crazy to say Rojas can hit at least .280 over the course of a full season? Based on previous years, it’s really not.
Rojas continues to be a bright-spot for this Marlins offense each day. Going forward, I would expect Rojas to have near the same impact, even with changes still to come to the everyday lineup.