The Mets have had a rash of injuries, and have been, well, the Mets (a.k.a. a train wreck). They need help on offense, especially with Yoenis Cespedes out and David Wright still not anywhere ready to play. Asdrubal Cabrera banged up his thumb, which should have put him on the 10-day DL, and maybe after the May 13 Super-2 deadline, he will be placed on the DL.
When that happens, expect the Mets to call up Amed Rosario.
Why you should know Amed Rosario:
- Baseball America: 8
- Keith Law: 3
- Baseball Prospectus: 8
Prospect ranks aren't an end-all, be-all, but they show what the scouts think of this guy.
- 371/413/508 slash line, 2 HR, 7 SB in AAA for 2017.
- wRC+: 146
- wOBA: .406
Rosario hasn’t had a problem hitting for average in the minors, but he hasn’t shown a ton of power. Rosario spreads the ball around the field (37% pull, 36% oppo), which will keep his average high, and the power lower than if he was a straight pull hitter. With only a 13% K rate, that will also help the average stay high. He has 7 steals and has only been on base 55 times this season. If he is going to steal around 10% of the time (not taking into account extra base hits and being on base with a runner in front of him), you’re going to have a middle infielder that looks like (a non PED using) Starling Marte.
With everyone hitting HRs, average and steals are categories of need for most roto teams. For any team needing either of those categories, Rosario is a must stash, with an expectation that he is up before the end of May. Rosario will, at worst, end as an option at the MI position in roto leagues.