Jose Rojas (roh-HOSS)... 2021 marks second consecutive season as a non-roster invitee to a Major League Spring Training... Played winter ball in 2018-19 with Bravos de Margarita in Venezuelan Winter League and...Played in Mexican Winter League in 2019-20 offseason with Yaquis de Obregon... Attended and played baseball for Anaheim High School in Anaheim, CA... Began college career at Fullerton Community College...Completed collegiate career with two seasons playing for Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa as a shortstop...Named 2016 Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year and NAIA All-American... Angels were favorite team as a child and his favorite players included Tim Salmon and Mo Vaughn.
Was a non-roster invitee to Angels Spring Training, which marked first time in big league camp... Spent the season at Alternate Training Site in Long Beach...Did not get selected to Angels active roster.
Spent 2019 season with Triple-A Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League, slashing .293/.362/.577 with 101 runs, 39 doubles, seven triples, 31 home runs, and 107 RBI in 126 games...Named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star... Among PCL leaders, ranked 1st in RBI and TB, T-2nd in 2B, 3rd in AB, T-3rd in R, 5th in H, T-7th in 3B, T-9th in HR and 12th in SLG%...Set career highs in all offensive categories except .AVG, .OBP and SB...Slashed .359/.414/.769 with 26 runs, 12 home runs, and 26 RBI in July...Slashed .330/.366/.713 in 21 games as cleanup hitter...Slashed .321/.371/.667 in 165 at-bats with RISP...Posted 15-game hitting streak from July 14 through July 28, during which he hit .427 (29/68) with seven home runs and 18 RBI...Appeared defensively in 39 games at 2B, 31 at 3B, 18 at 1B, and 12 in LF.
Played majority of 2018 with Double-A Mobile, slashing .304/.381/.554 with 17 HR and 65 RBI, to go with 57 runs, 21 doubles, and nine stolen bases...Named a Post-Season All-Star...Received Player of the Week honors on May 13...Slashed .338/.443/.663 in 80 at-bats with RISP...Posted 11-game hitting streak from July 5 through July 15... Completed a cycle on May 11 at Mississippi with a grand slam, compiling seven RBI and 10 total bases... Appeared in 36 games at 1B and 12 at 3B...Promoted to Salt Lake for four games in mid-June, going 0-for-11...Returned to Salt Lake August 13, accumulating 10 runs, 15 hits, and 6 RBI...Posted five multi-hit games for Bees.
Started 2017 with Adv.-A Inland Empire of the California League, where he slashed .319/.355/.479 with 101 hits and 50 RBI in 79 games...Named a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star with team, as well as Player of the Week on July 2...Had 29 multi-hit games, including 10 games with 3+ hits...Finished his time in High-A with a 23-game hitting streak from June 18 to July 14, hitting .385 (37/96) during this stretch...Started 73 games at 3B...Promoted to Mobile on July 15, where he hit four home runs and tallied 20 RBI in 44 games...Had 10 multi-games in Double-A... Compiled a 13-game hitting streak from July 28 through August 10, hitting .360 (18/50) during this stretch...Started 27 games at 3B and 14 at 2B.
Began professional career with Rookie-level Orem of the Pioneer League in 2016, where he slashed .308/.372/.471, hitting five home runs and tallying 31 RBI, along with 45 runs in 59 games...Named Player of the Week on July 10... Went 5-for-7 with 7 RBI in a July 6 doubleheader against Grand Junction...Posted 20 multi-hit games, including seven performances of at least three hits...Slashed .343/.402/.586 with 26 runs and 22 RBI in 26 games in July... Appeared in 45 games at 3B and 13 at 2B.