No one is under the assumption that Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas is one of the best overall shortstops in the game, but the 29-year-old’s defense must be up there with the league’s most elite.
Check out this almost unbelievably impressive sliding stop and throw (from his back?) he made to get the force out at third last night:
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm holy crap. pic.twitter.com/mNFafwvwBQ
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) September 5, 2018
The stop, the exchange, the throw, the smoothness … that’s about as big league as it gets. I mean, my god. That’s one hell of a play.
As it turns out, with 10 DRS so far this season, Miguel Rojas ranks 6th overall among all shortstops in baseball. But here’s the thing: nobody ahead of him on the list is even within 225 innings of Rojas. He’s done so much more in such little time. In fact, if you simple prorated his DRS over twice as many innings, he’d essentially be tied with Andrleton Simmons (1087.0 innings, 19 DRS) for tops in baseball. That is one impressive streak. I’m guessing we’ll see many more highlights from Rojas before his career is over.