As an Arizona native, Josh Rojas has quickly become a local community hero and fan favorite with his energetic style of play and his passion for serving the Arizona community. He currently leads the team in batting average (.272) and is second in on-base percentage (.345). He also currently leads the team in stolen bases (11) – he has five more than the next closest player. Three of his stolen bases came in one game – the D-backs' victory over the San Francisco Giants on July 25, 2022. Josh had the game of his career May 20, 2022, when he hit three home runs in the D-backs' 10-6 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Off the field, Josh has honored his hometown roots with a passionate commitment to serving the local community he grew up in just west of Phoenix. Giving back is a special part of his upbringing, being raised by devoted parents in a close-knit family in the West Valley. His dad was his coach while growing up and served as his mentor. Josh credits his dad with teaching him the skills he needed to move along in the game. Josh’s parents, Jeremy and Michelle, never miss a D-backs game.
He supports the Little League in Buckeye, where he played as a kid, and also offers free camps and clinics across the West Valley. Josh donates all of his gear to his high school team and supports the players with personal clinics and training. He is quite the local hero and ambassador for his community. He can often be found hosting back-to-school events for high school students, offering college scholarships to deserving student-athletes and serving as a celebrity host for holiday events and community gatherings in the tight-knit community he calls home.
In 2022, Josh teamed up with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation to raise funds to benefit the West Valley youth baseball community by auctioning off a luxury truck at the D-backs Evening on the Diamond gala. At the event, $120,000 was raised to support youth baseball as well as scholarships for deserving high school baseball and softball athletes. Plans are underway to upgrade the local high school field and fields across the West Valley thanks to this funding.
In July, Josh hosted his first Super Star Baseball Camp at Chase Field where all of the camp attendees received an unbelievable big-league day at the park, including receiving a Rojas replica jersey T-shirt. At the end of the sold-out camp, Josh stayed and signed autographs for every player in attendance. Needless to say, the beloved hometown kid has demonstrated his love of the game and appreciation for the fans.
The legacy of Josh Rojas is being built on a foundation starting with his personal commitment to grow and invest in the game of baseball in communities where access to quality baseball fields, equipment and instruction is out of reach. His energetic style of play and genuine commitment to others has quickly established the popular D-backs third baseman as a role model and fan favorite. Josh is a feisty, competitive player with a heart of gold.