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When Luis Rojas reported to spring training with the Mets last year, he was the first quality control coach in the team’s history. His responsibilities included on-field work with players, like helping the utility man Jeff McNeil on his transition to the outfield, as well as streamlining how the front office communicated its analytics information to the players.
“I am going to be that source that brings in the information to our coaching staff and to our players,” he said one day at the team’s facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Plenty has changed since then, and Rojas’s responsibilities have increased.