When the Arizona Diamondbacks took to the field on Friday afternoon, infielder Josh Rojas was hitting .250 / .367 / .250 49 plate appearances, without any home runs and three RBIs.
Before the end of the game, we can now say that Rojas is hitting .295 / .396 / .500 with three homers and seven RBIs.
What are you waiting for?
Yes: He hit three home runs at Wrigley Field today.
Here is a video of his third explosion:
3rd home run of the day for Josh Rojas
– Sports Illustrated (ISInow) May 20, 2022
We knew Rojas had some power, but it was hard to imagine turning him into a Barry Bond for a day.
Last season, he had a full slate of at-bats with 550 plate appearances in 139 games.
He has 11 home runs in 2021: not too many, but a respectable number.
Today’s display is so amazing.
The D-backs, who were surprisingly decent in 2022 (19-21 record before today’s game), certainly won’t complain.
Can he develop more energy?
Since coming out of the Houston Astros through trade in 2019, D-Bax knew he was a Tulsi player with some versatility to play in the entire Infield.
These instruments were mostly speed and some modest pop.
If he could develop into the Arizona player he dreamed of becoming two years ago, Diamondbacks would have another building piece.
Rojas, however, will soon turn 28, so he is less likely to become a huge power threat.
It’s not impossible, though: we’ve seen many late-bloomers implement swing changes and unlock huge game-power.
For now, Arizona is enjoying a great day at food.
It was good enough to keep an eye on him and see how he rents over the next few weeks.
Even if he fails to develop new skills, he can now say that he has home three times in the same MLB game.
That’s very cool.