The Yankees signed infielder Ronny Rojas in September 2017 after he turned 16 years old, giving him a signing bonus of $1 million. Going into the 2017-2018 international free agent signing period, Rojas was ranked by both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline as the 11th best prospect in the class.
Ronny Rojas was one of the youngest players in the 2017 international free agent class. The switch-hitting shortstop out of Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic is only 5’11” 170 pounds right now but will put on some weight as he grows into his body.
MLB Pipeline named Rojas as one of the best hitters in the 2017 class, highlighting his quick hands and solid approach from both sides of the plate.
They went on to say “Scouts think he has a chance to hit for average and they love that he makes hard contact from both sides. In games, Rojas has displayed gap-to-gap power, and there’s a chance he could hit home runs in the future.”
At the time of signing, he is considered an average defender but is still improving that part of his game. While he won’t light up the base paths his speed does qualify as above-average and has an average throwing arm according to scouts.
Ronny Rojas is an excellent candidate to start the season in Extended Spring Training before beginning his career in the Dominican Summer League until the GCL season opens. At that point, he will likely play for one of the Gulf Coast League Yankees.