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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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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