Last year the Mets #1 position prospect got called up. Rosario brought hope to a team that was floundering and a fan base that was looking for something to be positive about. For the last several years the Mets had been suffering horrible short stop defense. Now the Mets have Rosario.
We know his defense is great, but how’s his bat?
Ultimately the computer models see a sizable increase in OBP, a huge part of his game missing last year. The Mets don’t need him to be a slugger but need him to get on base for the other sluggers in the lineup. Depending on where he hits he will either get a lot of balls in the zone if he’s surrounded by power, or pitchers may pitch around him if he is near the pitcher.
I’m excited to watch his development this season. My gut tells me the projections low ball Rosario, but I think I’m filled with hope and optimism, going with my heart not my baseball brain.