Mets’ Rosario Named Top Prospect in Appalachian League
Added by Christina Angelos on September 26, 2013.
Amed Rosario, who signed with the Mets as an international free agent in 2012, has been named the top prospect in the Appalachian League by Baseball America.
Rosario, 17, hit .241 with three homers and 23 RBIs in 212 plate appearances with Kingsport.
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Baseball America’s Clint Longenecker gave a few details about Rosario in his chat today.
“Rosario makes throwing look easy defensively. He shows good feet around the bag and the range and body control to make any play at shortstop. He has good hands plus an arm with the ability to throw from all angles. Managers expect him to reduce his error total as he gets more experienced, and they say he could remain at shortstop, but he could also profile at third base as he fills out,” he stated.
Rosario also drew rave reviews for his hitting ability. He has above-average bat speed with natural whip and a rare ability to drive the ball and create loud contact for his age, and he excels at hitting to the opposite field. He will need to shorten his stroke, improve on handling pitches on the inner half and polish his strike-zone discipline.
If you want to read more about Rosario and what Longenecker wrote about him, go here