Rosario went 1-for-4 with a run, stolen base and strikeout as Cleveland won Thursday's match with Seattle, 4-2.
The steal was Rosario's second of the year but proved meaningless in non-fantasy terms as Jose Ramirez homered to bring Rosario home later in the at-bat. It's encouraging to see Rosario more active on the bases after zero steals last season, though he'll need to raise his average (.222) or on base percentage (.287) above their current mediocre marks to be considered a viable option.
Rosario went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Cubs.
Rosario hit a game-tying RBI double in the sixth inning and a walkoff RBI single in the 10th to drive home both runs for Cleveland. The 25-year-old has recorded multiple hits in three of the seven games he's played this month, but he's 0-for-15 in the other four contests. Overall, Rosario has a .211/.279/.347 slash line with two home runs, nine RBI, 14 runs scored and a stolen base through 104 plate appearances. His versatility has led to playing time at both shortstop and in center field.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in a 4-0 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Rosario singled in the second inning to score Harold Ramirez and then tripled in the sixth inning to bring home Franmil Reyes. The 25-year-old recorded his third multi-hit game Thursday, but he's otherwise struggled at the plate, slashing .202/.264/.345 in 91 plate appearances.
Rosario isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Royals.
Rosario will get a breather after he struck out in each of his four at-bats Tuesday. Harold Ramirez will start in center field and bat seventh.
Rosario went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 5-0 win over the White Sox.
Rosario singled and stole second in the second inning. In the fourth inning, he hit a one-out triple and scored on an error. Rosario got aboard again in the seventh with an RBI single. The 25-year-old has earned a share of the playing time in center field lately, a position he splits with Jordan Luplow. Rosario is slashing .211/.282/.352 with two home runs, five RBI and 10 runs scored. Sunday marked the first time he attempted to steal a base this season.
Rosario isn't starting Saturday's game against the White Sox.
Rosario had gone 3-for-8 with two extra-base hits, two runs and an RBI across the last two games. Jordan Luplow will take over in center field and bat second.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and an additional run scored during Wednesday's 10-2 loss to Minnesota.
The 25-year-old delivered two extra-base hits and scored both of Cleveland's runs Wednesday, as the rest of the offense managed only three singles and one walk. Rosario is seeing most of his playing time in center field and has a .175/.257/.302 slash line with two home runs, two doubles four RBI and nine runs in 21 games this season.
Rosario is not in the lineup for Tuesday's tilt with the Twins.
Rosario hits the bench after starting 10 of the last 11 games. It's hard to say he deserves a regular role, as he's hitting .153/.242/.220 through 66 plate appearances this season, though he can at least blame a .174 BABIP for some of his struggles. Jordan Luplow slides to center field in his absence, with Josh Naylor starting in right.
Rosario isn't starting Thursday's game against the Yankees.
Rosario has gone 2-for-13 with three runs and two strikeouts in the last three games. Jordan Luplow will take over in center field Thursday, leading off.
Rosario went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 10-3 loss to the Reds.
It's the first homer in a Cleveland uniform for the 25-year-old. Rosario has mostly struggled at the plate to begin the season, slashing .194/.286/.323 through 35 plate appearances as he splits his time between shortstop and center field.
Rosario is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.
He's 0-for-8 with one strikeout and two walks over his last three games. Ben Gamel draws the start in center field while leading off.
Rosario will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday against the Tigers.
After starting in the outfield in the first two games of the series with lefties (Derek Holland and Tarik Skubal) on the hill for Detroit, Rosario will stick in the lineup for the finale, this time taking on a right-hander (Jose Urena). With a poor .267/.313/.267 slash line through 16 plate appearances this season, Rosario will likely need to show improvement to lock up a full-time role. At least for the time being though, he may have an edge over Jordan Luplow and Ben Gamel for playing time in the outfield.
Rosario is starting in center field and leading off Friday against the Tigers.
This is his first start in center field this season, although he did appear in center field after entering as a pinch hitter back on April 3. His other two starts came at shortstop. Rosario is 3-for-8 with zero extra-base hits and zero stolen-base attempts in four games. If he can produce at the plate, there should be a spot for him most days in the field.
Rosario went 1-for-2 with a walk in Monday's 3-0 loss to Kansas City.
Rosario was one of two Cleveland batters to reach base twice in this one, though he was unable to cross the plate in what turned out to be a shutout for the visiting Royals. He's now 3-for-8 with a walk and two runs scored in four games.
Rosario will start at shortstop and bat sixth Monday against the Royals.
Rosario will pick up his second straight start after going 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over Detroit. The 25-year-old could be part of a platoon at shortstop with the lefty-hitting Andres Gimenez, as both of Rosario's starts have now come against southpaws (Tarik Skubal on Sunday, Danny Duffy on Monday).
Rosario is out of the lineup for Thursday's season opener versus the Tigers.
With southpaw Matthew Boyd on the hill for the Tigers, Cleveland will roll with the right-handed Jordan Luplow in center field. Cleveland's plans for that position remain less clear versus right-handed pitching, but the lefty-hitting Ben Gamel could have the edge for those starts over Rosario, who is right-handed like Luplow. If that's the case, Rosario would have to settle for a utility role to begin the season, limiting his overall playing-time outlook.
With Bradley Zimmer and Oscar Mercado failing to make the major league roster, Rosario will compete with Ben Gamel for the staring center field role, MLB.com reports. "The plan is to put him out there," manager Terry Francona said. "Whether it's Opening Day -- I don't know, I have to work through that a little bit. I want to try to put him in the best position to succeed."
It sounds like Cleveland is set to give Rosario regular duty in center field as soon as he proves he can handle the position defensively after some shaky moments this spring. Gamel may begin the year as the starter, but the role could be in flux throughout the season.
Rosario made three errors in his first three innings in center field Tuesday against the Angels, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
There's a reason players typically try out new positions in spring training. Three bad innings isn't nearly a large enough sample to call the outfield experiment a failure for Rosario, but it's clear he has some things to work on. Cleveland appears to be preparing him for a utility role this season, opening up shortstop for Andres Gimenez.
Rosario will start taking flyballs in center field within the next week, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Rosario has been almost exclusively a shortstop over his four big-league seasons, with the only exception being a three-inning stint in left field in 2019. He hasn't graded out as a particularly strong defender despite the fact that defense was considered one of his carrying tools as a prospect. His bat would seem to fit best in a utility role, as he's a career .268/.302/.403 hitter. The fact that the team is looking to improve Rosario's versatility may suggest that Andres Gimenez has moved ahead of him on the shortstop depth chart.
Rosario agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract with Cleveland on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The newly acquired middle infielder had become a spare piece for the Mets, so Cleveland will look to get a bounce-back season from the 25-year-old former top prospect. If Rosario can return to his 2019 form (.287/.323/.432, 15 HR, 19 SB), he would be a great bargain in fantasy drafts. If that season turns out to be the outlier, however, Cleveland has top second base prospect Tyler Freeman waiting in the upper levels of the minors.
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|05/15||@ SEA||L 3-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/14||@ SEA||L 3-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/13||@ SEA||W 4-2||4||1||1||0||0||0||1|
|05/12||vs CHC||W 2-1||5||0||4||0||2||0||0|
|05/08||vs CIN||W 9-2||3||2||0||0||0||2||0|
|05/07||vs CIN||L 0-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2015||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||103||385||41||99||20||5||0||25||23||73||12||4||.257||.307||.335|
|2017||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||94||393||66||129||19||7||7||58||23||67||19||6||.328||.367||.466|