According to a tweet by JJ Cooper of Baseball America, the Frisco RoughRiders have hired Victor Rojas, 52, to be the teams next President and GM. The RoughRiders started searching for a new GM when Andy Milovich departed in 2020.
— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) January 11, 2021
As the tweet stated, Rojas was most recently in the Angels broadcasting booth. He’s got baseball experience from a few different areas.
Victor Rojas Playing days
In 1990, he played for the Angels in the Arizona League. He pitched 25.2 innings and had a 3.16 earned run average and a 1.247 WHIP.
In 1994 he played for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, an Independent team. He hit a line of .274./333/.420/.754 with 5 home runs and 22 RBI.
In 1993, he was the bullpen catcher for the Miami Marlins. He served as the pitching coach for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings.
Rojas has held multiple broadcasting positions. He started off as the radio and TV announcer for the Newark Bears. He also served as the GM, so he definitely brings experience there. He has held multiple positions in broadcasting, including radio for the Arizona Diamondbacks some time with the Texas Rangers.
Rojas was the first host of the Hot Stove on the MLB network. He’s been the Angels TV play by play announcer for Fox Sports West since 2010.
Just a couple of days he announced that he was leaving the Angels booth. Now, we know why.
Hiring Victor Rojas as the President/GM of the Frisco RoughRiders was a fantastic move. As you can see, he’s held multiple positions in baseball over the years from playing, managing and broadcasting. Personally, I can’t wait to meet Rojas in person and can’t wait to see what he does in his journey with the Frisco RoughRiders. #LetsRide