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February 2, 2019 10:48 AM
Twins' Wilin Rosario: Won't be at big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario's minor-league contract with the Twins doesn't include a contract to major-league spring training, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With a .273/.306/.473 batting line (94 wRC+) over 1,601 career plate appearances in the majors, Rosario boasts more experience (and MLB success) than most minor-league signings this winter. However, since he lacks defensive value and hasn't posted overly impressive numbers while playing overseas the past three years, Rosario will likely need to prove his worth at Triple-A Rochester or Double-A Pensacola to begin 2019 before he's seriously considered for a promotion back to the big leagues. He'll most likely see most his starts in the Twins organization as a first baseman or designated hitter, as he graded out as one of baseball's worst defensive catchers during his time with the Rockies from 2011 through 2015.

February 2, 2019 12:16 AM
Twins' Wilin Rosario: To sign with Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario is expected to agree to a minor-league contract with Minnesota, Dan Kurtz of reports.

Rosario worked out in front of major-league teams near the end of January, and the Twins evidently liked what they saw. The 29-year-old last played in the big leagues during the 2015 season with Colorado, when he slashed .268/.295/.416 with six homers and 29 RBI through 87 games, primarily spent at first base. Rosario figures to begin the 2019 season at Triple-A Rochester but could find himself back in the majors at some point during the year if he impresses early on.

January 22, 2019 05:20 PM
Wilin Rosario: Pursuing return to MLB
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario is scheduled to work out for major-league teams in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and is hopeful to return to North America for the 2019 season, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

After combining to slug 49 home runs between 2012 and 2013 with the Rockies, Rosario had been one of the top fantasy catchers before defensive shortcomings forced him to transition to first base. Rosario noticed diminished power thereafter that prevented him from sticking around in the big leagues even as a platoon bat, prompting him to find work overseas for the past three seasons. He most recently played with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league in 2018, posting a middling .242/.285/.374 slash line across 302 plate appearances. Set to turn 30 years old in February, Rosario will most likely have to settle for a minor-league deal before getting another look in the majors.

December 7, 2017 01:24 PM
Wilin Rosario: Set to stay overseas in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario is close to agreement on a contract to play in Japan, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

Rosario hit .339/.414/.661 with 37 home runs last season for Hanwha in South Korea and had drawn interest from MLB teams in a possible return to the U.S. However, it looks like he'll stay overseas and move from South Korea to Japan.

November 14, 2017 03:28 PM
Wilin Rosario: Drawing interest from MLB teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario is drawing interest from MLB teams after playing the last two seasons in South Korea, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

Rosario hit .339/.414/.661 with 37 home runs last season for Hanwha after hitting hit 33 home runs in 2016 with a .961 OPS. MLB teams may be inspired to sign Rosario after Eric Thames' success last season moving from the Korean Baseball Organization to MLB.

December 8, 2016 11:05 AM
Wilin Rosario: Re-signs in Korea
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario will remain in the KBO after re-signing with the Hanwha Eagles, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

There was a belief as the offseason began that Rosario might ink a deal to return to MLB, but he'll continue to provide pop in the KBO after swatting 33 homers and piling up 120 RBI in 2016.

October 28, 2016 09:27 PM
Wilin Rosario: Hopes to return to MLB
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario is hoping to come back to the MLB after spending a season in the Korean Baseball Organization, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Rosario raked during his time across the ocean, bashing 33 home runs and driving in 120 runs. Even though the KBO is known for being a hitter-friendly league, the 27-year-old could pose as an intriguing option for any team looking for a right-handed power bat, even if his defensive skills likely will limit him to first base or DH.

December 1, 2015 04:00 PM
Wilin Rosario: Elects to become free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario will become a free agent after declining his outright assignment to Triple-A, Thomas Harding of reports.

Due to poor defensive abilities as a catcher, Rosario was forced to play a platoon role at first base in 2015. However, after playing arguably worse defense at first base, the Rockies opted to end the experiment and designate the 26-year-old for assignment. Rosario will likely sign with another team interested in his offensive prowess, but it remains to be seen if he will earn enough plate appearances to become fantasy relevant once more.

November 20, 2015 07:13 PM
Rockies' Wilin Rosario: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rosario was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

With the Rockies opting against playing Rosario behind the plate in 2015, the 26-year-old was relegated to a platoon role at first base, logging 242 plate appearances (94 vs LHP) in 87 games. His defense at first base was arguably even worse than his defense at catcher, and the team ultimately decided to bump him from the 40-man to make room for more promising young players. Perhaps Rosario will draw interest from some AL teams while on waivers.

October 2, 2015 10:51 AM
​Wilin Rosario went 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' loss to Arizona on Thursday.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilin Rosario went 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' loss to Arizona on Thursday.

Rosario has really fallen out of favor in Denver, but he's always been able to hit. He got the start Thursday because he is batting well over .300 against lefties with an OPS just shy of 1.000 over his last three seasons. If Rosario can find a DH role in the AL next year or an everyday catching job for a team who wants to take a risk, he'd become instantly fantasy relevant.

September 19, 2015 06:30 PM
Rockies 1B Justin Morneau held out of Saturday's lineup vs. lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres.

Wilin Rosario will take over at first base with left-hander Robbie Erlin toeing the rubber for San Diego. Morneau has fared well since his return earlier this month (.303/.395/.455), but figures to continue sitting whenever the Rockies face a lefty.

July 28, 2015 06:30 PM
Rockies option 1B Wilin Rosario to Triple-A on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario was optioned to Triple-A Alburquerque on Tuesday, reports. This is the second time this season Rosario has been demoted to the minors, as he was sent down on at the end of April.

Rosario has posted decent numbers for the Rockies in 2015. He owns a .273 batting average, though he has just five home runs this season.

July 10, 2015 09:51 AM
Rockie return Wilin Rosario to first, Ben Paulsen to bench
by Shawn Krest |

First baseman Wilin Rosario is in the Rockies' starting lineup at first base on Friday, for the first time since June 28. 

Ben Paulsen has gotten the call at first for the last four games. Rosario played DH in the three interleague games over that span. Paulsen is out of the lineup for Friday's game. 

July 10, 2015 09:56 AM
Rockies 1B Wilin Rosario remains on multi-hit roll
by Marty Gitlin |

Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario made it five starts in a row with two or more hits Sunday in San Francisco. He added two singles to the total to give him 11 hits in his last 19 at-bats and raise his average to .313, its highest point since May 24.

Rosario is earning increased activity. He has started just 13 of 23 games in June, but also five of the last six.

July 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Rockies 1B Wilin Rosario extends multi-hit streak to three games
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario continued to enjoy successful trips to the plate against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Rosario went 3 for 4 with a RBI and a run scored.

In his last three games, Rosario is hitting .636 with seven hits, a double, a home run and three RBI.

July 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Rockies' Wilin Rosario hitting .219 in last 13 games
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario collected his second multi-hit game in the last two games during Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Rosario finished the game 2 for 4 with one RBI.

Over his last 13 games, Rosario is hitting .219 with one home run, one double and three RBI.

July 10, 2015 10:01 AM
Wilin Rosario homers in Rockies' win
by Shawn Krest |

Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario hit a home run in Tuesday's win over Arizona. 

Rosario went 2 for 3 with two runs scored. He snapped an 11-game home run drought, going deep for the first time since June 6. 

Rosario now has five home runs and 14 RBI. He added his sixth double of the season. 

June 12, 2015 04:26 AM
Rockies bats come to life in win against Marlins
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

The Rockies put on an offensive show in their 10-5 win against the Marlins on Saturday.

As a team, the Rockies put 17 hits on the board -- three hits apiece for CF Charlie Blackmon, 2B DJ LeMahieu and 1B Wilin Rosario.

Rosario (4) and RF Carlos Gonzalez (5) both hit home runs, and 3B Nolan Arenado and C Michael Mckenry each hit a triple.

June 12, 2015 04:27 AM
Rockies 1B Wilin Rosario homers twice, records three RBI in win
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario imposed his will in his team's 10-5 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Rosario went 3 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI in the win.

For the season, Rosario is hitting .311/.326/.522 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 90 at-bats.

June 1, 2015 02:04 PM
Rockies 1B Wilin Rosario sits out on Tuesday vs. Reds
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds. This marks the third time in the last four games that Rosario has sat out, as he's been sharing time at first base with Ben Paulsen

Rosario continues to hit well this season, however, as he has nine hits in his last 28 at-bats. Paulsen will draw the start at first base and bat sixth on Tuesday.

Situational Stats
vs San Francisco25100 .385 .480 .400
vs Lincecum (Career)1962 .737.458.316
vs RHP143384 .276 .420 .266
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
Fantasy Points by Week

Batting Stats
2011COL16546113822000 .228 .463 .204
2012COL117396671072871259945 .312 .530 .270
2013COL1214496313121791510941 .315 .486 .292
2014COL106382461021354237010 .305 .435 .267
2015COL87231226262985621 .295 .416 .268
2016COL0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 44715122044137124173354117 .306 .473 .273
Fielding Stats
2011COLC1414104871611 .990
2012COL1B1198011 .889
2012COL3B3020110 .500
2012COLC10510078569478135 .983
2013COL1B432521223 .920
2013COLC1061037186466392 .987
2014COLC96946465855475 .989
2015COL1B534641738922638 .986
Total  385366275124742374062 .985
More Batting Stats
Total 8337151213943
Minor League Batting Stats
2006 R-Colorado62213285370325165652 .309 .324 .249
2007 R-Casper3411511244029113822 .283 .296 .209
2008 R-Casper6626348831531249245743 .371 .532 .316
2009AFA-Modesto582031754122433105521 .297 .404 .266
2010AA-Tulsa Drillers7327042771311952215710 .342 .552 .285
2011AA-Tulsa Drillers102405521011532148199112 .284 .457 .249
2014AAA-Colorado Springs Sky26021000--100 .333 .500 .333
2015AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes38148184412172353111 .329 .534 .297
Total 43516232164387910682391063861611 .315 .457 .270

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