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Mel Rojas Jr. named 2020 KBO MVP

@NathalieMLB
November 30, 2020

Dominican outfielder Mel Rojas Jr., son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Mel Rojas and great-nephew of Felipe Alou, was named the 2020 Most Valuable Player of the Korean Professional Baseball League (KBO).

Dominican outfielder Mel Rojas Jr., son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Mel Rojas and great-nephew of Felipe Alou, was named the 2020 Most Valuable Player of the Korean Professional Baseball League (KBO).

Rojas, 30, hit .349 and led the league with 47 homers, 135 RBIs and a 1.097 OPS in 142 games (628 plate appearances) for KT Wiz in 2020. This is his fourth season in the KBO, all four coming with KT Wiz.

Rojas, who fell five batting average points short of winning the Triple Crown, is considered the first Latin American player to be recognized as a KBO MVP.

Rojas played eight seasons in the Minor Leagues with the Pirates (2010-16) and the Braves ('16-17).

Nathalie Alonso is part of the editorial team of LasMayores.com, the official MLB page in Spanish. Follow her on Twitter @NathalieMLB.