Rodrigo Richard Barajas
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 229-245 lb.
- School Cerritos College
- High School Santa Fe High School (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
- Debut September 25, 1999
- Final Game October 3, 2012
- Born September 5, 1975 in Ontario, CA USA
Rod Barajas won first team all-conference honors at Santa Fe Springs High School. He was also team MVP at Cerritos Junior College.
Barajas homered in Game 5 of the 2001 World Series. In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, the California native backed up Miguel Ojeda as the Mexican team catcher. He was 3 for 6 with two walks. Barajas is of Mexican American heritage , thus allowing him to play for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
Barajas was a coach for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2014-2015; he had begun 2014 as manager of the AZL Padres before being promoted during the season. On June 17, he replaced Jamie Quirk as manager of the San Antonio Missions. He then managed the El Paso Chihuahuas in 2016-2017.
He is married with six children; his wife is named Stacie and the couple have sons named Andrew, Bryce, Rod Jr. and Jace, and daughters named Aunalilia and Aubrielle.