Astros: checking in on the prospects traded for Zack Greinke

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Arizona Diamondbacks, Josh Rojas
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Although not solely remembered for being in the Greinke trade, Josh Rojas has quietly had a productive career.

Josh Rojas

When Josh Rojas was traded, the infielder was selected to the 40-man roster right away, as he appeared in 41 major-league games after the trade. The right-hander slashed .217/.312/.312 in that time, averaging a strikeout per game.

Since, Rojas has posted a .249/.330/.379 line, but his ’21 numbers hint to an above average future. With another year of options and a few years of team control ahead of him, the left-hander has slashed .269/.346/.428 this season in 124 games as of Monday. These numbers stand above the league average, while Rojas could be a key utility piece in the Diamondbacks’ rebuild.