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New York Mets' Prospect Spotlight: Amed Rosario

John Flanigan of spotlighted one of the best prospects in the Mets' organization.

Amed Rosario is the Mets top prospect in their farm system. At only 21 years old, Rosario is regarded as one of the top minor league defenders at the shortstop position. He has started to find his way on the offensive side of the ball as well. 

Rosario started his career with the Mets in 2013 after being signed in July 2012. He has quickly made his way through the system. His first season in rookie ball, he hit only .241 but showed sign of an above average defender. He was then moved to Brooklyn (Penn League, A-) and Savannah (Sally League, A), where he hit a combined .274 in 75 games. Rosario has since made the climb to A+ and AA, picking up his offensive production.

He does not possess much power, a contact-first approach, however he has shown the ability to hit the gaps for extra bases. In 120 games during the 2016 season, Rosario hit .324 with 24 doubles, 13 triples, and five home runs. Defensively, Rosario has gold glove potential. He possess outstanding speed and hands, has some fantastic footwork, and a very strong arm. What stands out to most scouts is Rosario’s excellent glove work.

Rosario definitely has some huge shoes to fill as he is seen as not only the Mets' top-rated prospect, but also the shortstop of the future in New York. Rosario could be called up sometime this season if an injury occurs.


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