MOBILE, Ala. (May 14, 2018) - Infielder Jose Rojas of the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, has been named Southern League Player of the Week for May 7 through 13.
Rojas, 25, went 13-for-27 (.481) at the plate with four multi-hit games and hits in six of his seven games played. He homered three times in the Mississippi series, including a grand slam Friday night when he hit for the cycle. Rojas drove in a career-high seven runs in the game and a total of 11 in the series. Additionally, Rojas stole three bases, drew three walks, and scored five runs during the week.
In 18 games, Rojas ranks second on the BayBears with a .356 average and has a team-high 1.065 OPS. He is the third member of the BayBears to win a weekly award in the first five weeks of the season, joining infielder Hutton Moyer (April 16) and pitcher Jesus Castillo (April 30).
The Anaheim, Calif., native was selected by the Angels in the 36th round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Vanguard University. Rojas was named Player of the Week in the California League on July 2, 2017 and the Pioneer League on July 10, 2016. He was a California League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star last year.
The BayBears continue a five-game home series against the Birmingham Barons Monday at 6:35 p.m. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.