Amed Rosario

#61 SS / N.Y. Mets / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 lb Age: 21 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    Patience is often preached when analyzing toolsy high-pedigree prospects who are not producing in the lower levels, and with good reason. Amed Rosario posted a 97 wRC+ with zero home runs and 12 steals as a 19-year-old at High-A St. Lucie in 2015, but he broke out in a major way last year, as the production finally started to match the talent. A 132 wRC+ and 36:21 K:BB in 66 games at High-A earned him a midseason promotion to the Eastern League, and that is when things started to get a little absurd. His numbers as a 20-year-old with Double-A Binghamton can almost be thrown out, considering his .433 BABIP. However, even when accounting for luck, that kind of success means something, given his age, level and defensive home. Scouts agree, as there are few players in the minors who receive the rave reviews that follow whenever Rosario's name gets brought up. He should offer across-the-board production in his prime years, with batting average, steals and runs being his top contributions. He could take over at shortstop for the Mets as early as this summer.

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    • Mets' Amed Rosario: Dispatched to minors
      By RotoWire Staff

      Rosario was optioned to minor-league camp Tuesday. Rosario had a strong spring at the dish for the Mets, but the 21-year-old is still in need of further refinement in the minors, so he wasn't under consideration for an Opening Day roster spot. However, if David Wright's rehab from a shoulder injury ends up lingering through much of the season and Rosario rakes at the Triple-A level like he did with Double-A Binghamton in 2016, the young infielder could be in line for his first taste of the big leagues at some point in the summer.

    • Rosario will remain in major league camp for the time being, The New York Post reports. There's basically no chance the Mets will have their top prospect break camp on the 25-man roster, but with David Wright (shoulder) out of commission and Jose Reyes away at the WBC, the organization is using the available reps on the left side of the infield to accelerate Rosario's learning curve. "He's shown me everything that needs to be seen," manager Terry Collins said. "He hasn't hit for power in camp, but you know he's got it. He's got great hands, he's got great poise on the field and he loves to play, got great energy. He's going to be a good player." The 21-year-old is hitting .296 (8-for-27) this spring and seems poised to put up big numbers for Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

    • Mets' Amed Rosario: Picks up two hits Wednesday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Rosario got the start at shortstop during Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, going 2-for-3. He's hitting a tidy .364 (4-for-11) to begin the spring, as Rosario looks to build on his breakout 2016 minor league campaign. The Mets' top prospect, and the No. 14 overall fantasy prospect in RotoWire's rankings, will begin the season at Triple-A Las Vegas and could easily make his big league debut as a 21-year-old at some point this year.

    • Rosario, who added about 10 pounds of muscle to his frame this offseason, launched a ball off the top of the batter's eye in straightaway center field during a batting practice session Monday, The New York Daily News reports. Although he's been added to the 40-man roster, Rosario is a long shot to see significant action in the majors this year, as the Mets would prefer he gets a full season's worth of at-bats at Triple-A before competing for the starting role at shortstop in 2018. Nonetheless, the 21-year-old blossomed as an elite prospect last season when his bat began to catch up to his glove, and further improvements in that area could accelerate the organization's timetable for him. After hitting .341/.392/.481 in 54 games at Double-A last season, don't be surprised if Rosario puts up some huge numbers in the desert for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2017.

    • Mets' Amed Rosario: Added to 40-man roster
      By RotoWire Staff

      Rosario was added to the Mets' 40-man roster on Friday, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports. In one of the least shocking moves of the day, the Mets will protect their top prospect from the Rule 5 draft. After a breakout 2016 campaign, Rosario established himself as one of the best shortstop prospects in the game. With Asdrubal Cabrera under contract for one more year and Neil Walker accepting the team's qualifying offer this fall, the middle infield spots are spoken for this season. Barring an injury or underperformance on the part of Cabrera, Rosario should spend most of 2017 at Triple-A.

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