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Mel Rojas Jr.

Mel Rojas Jr. 24 RF

Altoona Curve

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Mel Rojas
  • Age: 25 (May 24, 1990)
  • Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
  • Bats/Throws: S/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 3 (2010, PIT)
  • School: Wabash Valley CC, IL
  • Relationship(s): son of Mel Rojas
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Mel Rojas Jr. Stats Summary

Mel Rojas Jr. Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
June 15, 2015 RF Mel Rojas Jr. assigned to Altoona Curve from Indianapolis Indians.
January 9, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster RF Mel Rojas Jr. to spring training.
December 26, 2014 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
October 17, 2014 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Tigres del Licey.
October 17, 2014 Tigres del Licey placed OF Mel Rojas on the reserve list.
May 31, 2014 RF Mel Rojas Jr. assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
February 27, 2014 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
December 27, 2013 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Gigantes de Carolina.
October 27, 2013 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Estrellas de Oriente.
July 1, 2013 Altoona Curve activated OF Mel Rojas from the 7-day disabled list.
June 21, 2013 Altoona Curve placed CF Mel Rojas on the 7-day disabled list. Left oblique injury.
March 29, 2013 CF Mel Rojas assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
March 1, 2013 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 3, 2012 Mel Rojas assigned to Bradenton Marauders from West Virginia Power.
March 12, 2012 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 4, 2011 Mel Rojas assigned to West Virginia Power from State College Spikes.
February 28, 2011 OF Mel Rojas assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
July 15, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates signed OF Mel Rojas.
July 15, 2010 Mel Rojas assigned to State College Spikes from Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Mel Rojas Jr. Awards and Honors

Mel Rojas Jr.  24 RF

Mel Rojas Jr.
  • Full Name: Mel Rojas
  • Born: May 24, 1990
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
  • Bats: S
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 3 (2010, PIT)
  • School: Wabash Valley CC, IL

2013: [With Double-A Altoona] Was 2-for-5 from the leadoff spot in 3/30 exhibition vs. PIT... Went 2-for-5 on 4/5 @ ERI with an inside-the-park homer...Grabbed four hits on 4/9 @ AKR (2B, 2 RBI, 2 R)...Hit his first over-the-wall home run in Double-A on 4/22 @ RIC...Hit .226 in 24 games during the month of April (2 HR, 6 RBI)...Hit safely in seven-of-eight games from 5/14 to 5/22...Scored a season-high four runs 5/24 vs. RIC... Had a then-season-high six-game (5/24 to 5/29) hitting streak 10- for-25 (.400, 3 2B, 3B, 6 RBI, 8 R) halted on 5/30 @ BIN...Batted .266 in 26 games during the month of May...Hit go-ahead home run on 6/1 @ POR in top of ninth inning...Beat his own season-best hit streak with an eight-gamer from 5/31 to 6/9 (13-for-32, .406)...Was hitting .311 in 15 games in June before hitting the DL with a left oblique strain...Activated off the DL on 7/1...Turned in his second four hit game of the season on 7/12 @ AKR going 4-for-5 and finishing a HR shy of the cycle...Had seven-game hit streak (7/19 to 7/27) halted on 7/28 @ NHM (0-for-2)...Hit .295 in 25 games during July...Walk off single to left field on 8/15 vs. POR...Had hits in 12 of his final 14 games to end the season...Went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI on the final day of the season (9/2 vs. AKR)...Hit .286 in 175 AB after the break (.266 in 271 AB before)...Batted .295 (94-for-319) with 32 extra base hits (20 2B, 9 3B, 3 HR), 31 RBI and 40 runs scored in 86 games from May 15 to the end of the season.

MISC: Son of former MLB pitcher Mel Rojas (MON, CHC, NYM, LAD and DET) and was born in Indianapolis during father's tenure with the Indianapolis Indians (1990-92) ... Also a cousin of Moises Alou...Hit .398 with 19 doubles, 10 triples, 12 homers, 71 RBI and 94 runs scored as a freshman at Wabash in 2010...Team finished 50-12 that season to claim Region 24 title...Swiped 61 bags in 64 tries at Wabash (led the nation in stolen bases)...Named the 2010 Great Rivers Athletic Conference Freshman-of-the-Year...Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round (84th overall) of the 2010 Amateur Draft. Son of former Major League reliever