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Mr. Ed
04-16-2013, 11:40 AM
21 year old Eddie Rosario (not 22 until late Sept) is the 2nd baseman of the future (near future hopefully) for the MN Twins.

In his first 11 games, Rosario is one of many reasons Dougie-Baseball's FM Miracle are unbeaten.

.378 Average, .400 OBP, .556 SLG

11 runs, 5 doubles/HR/6RBI/2BB/10K and a steal, all from the #2 spot in the FM batting order.

Best wishes to him throughout this season, as he progresses toward Target Field.

Mr. Ed
04-16-2013, 11:42 AM
Here are a couple of links:

Eddie Rosario Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=rosari001edd)


BaseballAmerica.com: Stats: Eddie Rosario (http://www.baseballamerica.com/statistics/players/cards/91749)


Planning on posting links to video highlights when available.

Mr. Ed
04-16-2013, 04:29 PM
2 more hits today for Rosario and another run scored. Also stalled a rally with a GIDP. Got another chance in the 7th, and lined a single to center. Pettersen was held, loading the bases for Sano's heroics. Hitting .388 after 12 games, 3rd best for the regulars, behind Sano and Koch, both over .400 thus far.

Han Joelo
04-16-2013, 05:07 PM
Turning a few dp's as well.

Mr. Ed
04-19-2013, 08:30 AM
Rosario went 0-4 with a Walk on Thursday, 1 for his last 8 in past 2 games. Average is at .351

Has moved to the 3 spot in the order. Petterson has been bumped to leadoff, Angel Morales to the 2 spot for the 13-1 Miracle.

Mr. Ed
04-19-2013, 10:07 PM
Back on the beam: 4-5/3 R HR(#1) and 4 RBI in 14-1 FM rout. Average .387

Mr. Ed
04-23-2013, 09:53 AM
Rosario picked up his first triple in Monday's FM loss. 8 of his 26 hits so far are xbh, so the SLG is not surprisingly at .520 through 18 games. OBP currently is .378 with an average of .347, 4 walks/13K's

Mr. Ed
04-26-2013, 08:55 AM
3 hit game for Rosario, has hit in 8 of last 10 games, 3 of those multi-hit games. 2 RBI's now has 15 in 20 games.

2wins87
04-26-2013, 10:56 AM
I just realized Rosario has yet to commit an error this year. His range factor is also up a bit from his previous two years--not the most precise stat, but encouraging nonetheless.

This is the year that he needs to show that he can play competent defense at second base, and so far so good

Oldgoat_MN
04-26-2013, 11:19 AM
These updates are great Mr. Ed. Thanks

Rosario is looking really good right now. Hope he keeps it up. You would think it will mean a move to AA by mid-year.

TRex
04-26-2013, 01:42 PM
In regards to Rosario's defense, I just remember an interview Ruesse and Mackey did with Dougie Mientkiewicz in which he predicted that Eddy would be the opening day 2nd baseman for the Twins IN 2014! He didn't offer the same prediction for Sano (and wasn't asked), so I don't think he wasn't just blowing smoke...

kab21
04-27-2013, 02:21 AM
Aside from the obvious defensive improvement needed I am interested in how much power he hits for. His scouting reports suggest more of a gap to gap hitter that can rack up doubles but maybe 10 HR's/yr. His rk/lowA stats do not agree with that though.

He is also off to a poor plate discipline start with a 16:4 K:BB ratio. Hopefully this starts improving.

2wins87
04-27-2013, 10:20 AM
He definitely seems like a bit of a free swinger, but his contact skills are obviously good since his strikeout percentage is only around 16% despite his aversion to walks.

To me it doesn't seem unreasonable to expect him to be able to hit 15-20 HRs/yr in his prime based on his performance, but we'll have to see.

nicksaviking
04-27-2013, 10:48 AM
Rosario's walk rate is currently 4%. Last year it was 7% and the year before was 9%.

That 7% walk rate is similar to what we saw from Ben Revere through his minor league career. There was much frustration about Revere's lack of walks but it should be a bit different with Rosario. Revere does not get extra-base hits. Only 16% of his hits were for extra bases he minors, so for the most part, Revere's hits were similar to getting a walk. Rosario is different obviously, 40% of his hits are for extra-bases, which is always a superior option to a walk.

Mr. Ed
04-28-2013, 06:32 PM
Warne: Still at Class-A, Eddie Rosario quietly making noise at 2B - Minnesota Twins news | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities ? Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) | Sportswire: Minnesota Twins (http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Warne_Still_at_ClassA_Eddie_Rosario_quietly_making _noise_at_2B042813)

Mr. Ed
04-28-2013, 06:33 PM
Rosario had a double and clinching solo HR(#3) in Sunday's 8-7 FM win, drove in 2 runs and stole his 2nd base.

The Miracle are having lots of fun under Dougie Baseball.

Mr. Ed
05-03-2013, 02:22 PM
Rosario among those noted here:

Y! SPORTS (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/minnesota-twins-owning-minor-leagues-145800199.html)


Currently, hitting .343 with 7 doubles/2 triples/3HR/19RBI, OBP .381, SLG .528

Mr. Ed
05-05-2013, 06:26 PM
The Jinx finally hit Rosario. All that bragging about no E's had 2 in FM's 8-2 loss Sunday. Hit is 3rd triple of the year, 2-4 in a losing effort. Average has slumped to the .330s

DutchFarmer
05-05-2013, 07:24 PM
Release him.

Mr. Ed
05-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Monday: 2-3/double/BB/R/2RBI

Still slugging at .512 on the year

Mr. Ed
05-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Quick blog on Rosario/Sano from Star Tribune. Indicating Rosario will be out a couple more days.

Minors update: Sano, Rosario, Gibson, Buxton | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/blogs/206627531.html)

Mr. Ed
05-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Rosario back the past 2 days, 2 hits in each game, now with 4 triples and 9 doubles. Also committed his third error :o

Mr. Ed
05-17-2013, 02:48 PM
Not much to report.

.316 in last 10 games, 4 rbi's. Still hitting .336, OPS of .886

3rd in FSL in runs scored(28-Sano #1 at 33), 8th in SLG, tied for 2nd in triples(4), 9th in OPS.

Very solid season continues.

Mr. Ed
05-21-2013, 09:04 PM
Slumping.

0-4 only 1 game in the twinbill, average .216 in the past 10 games.

.310 on the season, OPS is still .825

cmathewson
05-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Ryan said in an interview, "if you asked a scout who had never seen him, he would say that he's been a second baseman his whole career."

Mr. Ed
05-26-2013, 05:51 AM
First game for Rosario Saturday night since the 21st, went 1-4/RBI,his 25th rbi.

Mr. Ed
05-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Finally, a good night for Rosario WED, 5/29, in 10-3 FM win

3-5/double/Solo HR(4)/2R/2RBI

Impressed with Dougie Baseball, has left him in the 3 spot through thick and thin.

Mr. Ed
06-03-2013, 08:58 AM
Six straight multi-hit games for Rosario, 3 doubles, a triple and HR of the 16 hits in this run.

Average has jumped up to .344, .421 now in his last 10 games,.383 OBP.

Only 28 strikeouts in 189 official at bats.

Cap'n Piranha
06-03-2013, 09:17 AM
Eddie's been flying under the radar ever since Sano joined the organization, and even more so once Buxton was drafted last year, but he might be my favorite prospect. I'm hoping he starts to get some national attention, as he should be a top 50-75 type prospect by next year.

Mr. Ed
06-03-2013, 09:19 AM
Eddie's been flying under the radar ever since Sano joined the organization, and even more so once Buxton was drafted last year, but he might be my favorite prospect. I'm hoping he starts to get some national attention, as he should be a top 50-75 type prospect by next year.


As an OF, they'd be nice, as a 2nd baseman, they're reason to consider him in that area of rankings.

Smcginnity
06-03-2013, 10:01 AM
Impressed with Dougie Baseball, has left him in the 3 spot through thick and thin.

I am loving that Dougie Baseball is the new minor league coach. I love his passion for the game and hard nosed approach. I think he is the eventual head coach of the MN Twins. It may be 10 years or so from now but definitely something to watch.

ashburyjohn
06-03-2013, 12:28 PM
I am loving that Dougie Baseball is the new minor league coach. I love his passion for the game and hard nosed approach. I think he is the eventual head coach of the MN Twins. It may be 10 years or so from now but definitely something to watch.

Welcome to TwinsDaily and I hope to see more from you. But: "head coach"? :)

Red Bull
06-03-2013, 06:10 PM
Welcome to TwinsDaily and I hope to see more from you. But: "head coach"? :)

You know what he means, ha

ashburyjohn
06-03-2013, 06:36 PM
You know what he means, ha

I depend on that from readers of my own posts, as often as not. :)

Mr. Ed
06-04-2013, 06:06 AM
Rosario bumped up to the 2 spot behind Mejia Monday night, "just" 1-4 with a double, ending this multi-hit streak, but still has a 9 game hitting streak going.

30whales
06-09-2013, 05:36 PM
Rosario was moved up to AA today along with Sano.

Mr. Ed
06-10-2013, 06:58 AM
Congrats to Rosario for his call up.

Dougie Baseball has some comments in this story:

Sano homers twice, gets called up | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130609&content_id=50163706&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb)a

Fully agree w/promoting all 3 guys, and the idea of moving them together(Rosario/Sano).

Mr. Ed
06-13-2013, 05:27 AM
A couple hits for Rosario in his AA-doubleheader debut.

Mr. Ed
06-17-2013, 10:10 AM
3 hits in 12 at bats, .250, with a double and an error for Rosario in AA.DNP Sunday.

Mr. Ed
06-23-2013, 05:26 AM
3-6 Saturday night,2 runs 2 rBI's to help the RockCats win in extra innings. AA average is up to .265.

Mr. Ed
06-25-2013, 10:20 AM
3 hits including a 3 run triple in Monday's doubleheader split.

Mr. Ed
06-29-2013, 06:00 AM
Rosario .200 in his last 10 games,currently at .233. STRIB has an article on the move to AA for the FTM guys.

Mr. Ed
07-03-2013, 09:34 AM
Tuesday night Rosario 1-2/2BB/R in the Cats 3-1 win.

Mr. Ed
07-05-2013, 09:29 PM
3 hits including his 4th AA double, 2R/RBI.'Cats scored 5 in the 9th to win 7-5. Santana/Rosario pretty decent 1-2 spots in the order.

Now up to .275 in AA.

Mr. Ed
07-06-2013, 08:05 PM
.286 now for Rosario after a double/Solo HR Saturday (7/6/2013) in another NB win, 9-4.
2R and 2RBI

howieramone
07-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Very good news!

Mr. Ed
07-15-2013, 02:41 PM
.290 for Rosario heading into this week, 11BB/20K in 107 at bats in AA.

Mr. Ed
07-17-2013, 12:10 PM
Vid of a Rosario double

Video Highlights & Clips - MiLB | Rock Cats' Rosario hits a double - Video | MiLB.com Multimedia | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball (http://www.milb.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp?content_id=28929183&sid=milb)

Mr. Ed
07-17-2013, 03:05 PM
3-5/2 rbi's July 17 in 4-3 Cats win.

Now over .300 in AA

Ozziedavisfan
07-17-2013, 04:24 PM
I willing to bet that he may make the team out of spring training 2014, but then who do you move?

Joe A. Preusser
07-17-2013, 06:38 PM
I willing to bet that he may make the team out of spring training 2014, but then who do you move?

I think you have to try Dozier at SS again. If that doesn't work plug Floriman back in there and move Doz to utility or AAA. It sucks, since Dozier has been kind of a moderate success story, but Rosario could be a very good 2B for a long time.

TheLeviathan
07-17-2013, 08:20 PM
I know Sano and Buxton are the studs - but I think I am most excited by this guy. A competent middle infielder?

Yes please!

Mr. Ed
07-19-2013, 06:14 AM
2-4/solo HR Thursday, 8 game hitting streak, .366 in past 10 games, .312 in AA now with .878 OPS in New Britain.

diehardtwinsfan
07-20-2013, 01:47 PM
I willing to bet that he may make the team out of spring training 2014, but then who do you move?

I'm not as confident as you here. I suspect he heads to Rochester for at least part of the season. Part of that may be service time related, but I do think the Twins are going to have to figure out their MI throughout the remainder of this year and probably into next year. If Dozier keeps doing what he's been doing lately, they are going to have to consider moving him back to SS or trading him to make room for Rosario. Right now, I don't see Dozier having much value, and even if he hits well through the end of the season, I don't see him getting much... Now if he continues this next year, they either trade him or move him to SS.

As for Florimon, he's done an OK job as well, but isn't exactly lighting the world on fire either. I suspect both Dozier and Florimon have played well enough to hold on to their jobs the rest of this year and into next, but if they falter, someone gets moved for Rosario.

Monkeypaws
07-20-2013, 06:09 PM
Florimon is a classic shortstop with some pop.

Dozier is a classic second baseman with some pop.

(Classic = very good fielding / somewhat light hitting).

I think they've been one of the success stories of this season.

However, Dozier needs to be the utility guy here. Following in the shoes of Denny Hocking and Nick Punto ain't bad. Give that boy some practice at 3rd and short next spring.

If Plouffe got comfortable at the IF/OF corners, this could be the foundation of a pretty nice bench for years to come.

Mr. Ed
07-24-2013, 11:31 AM
Rosario now out 3 straight games. Haven't seen what's up. Anyone w/info, please pass it along. Thanks.

Ozziedavisfan
07-24-2013, 12:25 PM
My thing is that Rosario has hit at every level that he has been at. It's always been a where do you put him. or now can his defence improve enough to where the twins feel comfortable having him at 2b full time. I think he has answered those questions. That being said he still has to make the team out of spring training, and dozier has done enough that is not going to be easy. It's a nice problem to have.

ericchri
07-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Rosario now out 3 straight games. Haven't seen what's up. Anyone w/info, please pass it along. Thanks.

I think it was mentioned in one of the Minor League daily writeups that he has Strep Throat.

I think the possibility that Jorge Polanco doesn't quite have the arm for SS makes our 2B position suddenly look almost too crowded.

Joe A. Preusser
07-24-2013, 01:21 PM
I think it was mentioned in one of the Minor League daily writeups that he has Strep Throat.

I think the possibility that Jorge Polanco doesn't quite have the arm for SS makes our 2B position suddenly look almost too crowded.

No offense intended, but I laughed out loud when I read this. 2B will feel crowded if and when Rosario, Polanco and Dozier all play well enough to demand playing time with the Twins. And if that happens, we will have an easy time trading one of them for nice prospects since good MIs are hard to come by.

Mr. Ed
07-27-2013, 09:07 PM
Polanco in the 70s for rbi's.

Rosario in the blowout loss Saturday with a double and rBI.

Combined, gives him 24 doubles/7triples/8Hrs and 54 RBI's. Combined OPS in the .860s, an area unheard of in "Twins Territory" for 2nd basemen.

Mr. Ed
07-28-2013, 08:28 PM
Rosario benefits Sunday from Sano's return, hitting in front of him w/Double and 2nd AA HR in 9-3 win, drove in 3 runs.

Currently hitting .314 in AA.

Butterfingers8
07-28-2013, 09:28 PM
Probably a little premature but let's move that boy to Rochester!

SydneyTwinsFan
07-30-2013, 07:22 PM
Can his defence improve enough to where the twins feel comfortable having him at 2b full time? I think he has answered those questions.

I agree. Rosario has now played >150 games at 2B, compared to about 130 in the outfield.

Mr. Ed
08-06-2013, 11:09 AM
Rosario .244 in the last 10 games. Season at AA, at .292, OPS at .776

Mr. Ed
08-10-2013, 05:57 AM
Rosario 1-4/double/BB/2R/SB(4)/E(7) Friday night

.296 in AA, 13 doubles matches his FTM total in 4 less games.

diehardtwinsfan
08-10-2013, 08:00 AM
I don't know if the numbers back up what I've observed, but one thing about Eddie is that his power tends to get sapped early on during his promotions. It tends to come back a bit later. I'm not sure I think he should be starting in MN next year. I'd like to see him get some significant time in Rochester before he makes the jump. It will be interesting what they do if Dozier's improvement of late is the real deal. It will be a nice problem to have if it is.

jimbo92107
08-10-2013, 09:28 AM
I don't know if the numbers back up what I've observed, but one thing about Eddie is that his power tends to get sapped early on during his promotions. It tends to come back a bit later. I'm not sure I think he should be starting in MN next year. I'd like to see him get some significant time in Rochester before he makes the jump. It will be interesting what they do if Dozier's improvement of late is the real deal. It will be a nice problem to have if it is.

Exactly. With Brian Dozier looking great at 2B and steadily improving at the plate, there is absolutely no reason to bring up Eddie Rosario. Send him to a full season of AAA finishing school before he even gets a cup of coffee. Meanwhile, give Dozier the extended shot he has definitely earned.

Mr. Ed
08-19-2013, 07:51 AM
The last 10 games have not been good to Rosario

.158, 6-38 with a couple of doubles. Been dropped down in the order.

.274 AA season now, OBP is .333

Only encouraging sign is 6 walks in the past 10 games.

Thegrin
08-19-2013, 12:08 PM
You watch. Rosario will hit at every level. Especially the majors. He will be a steady Twins contributor for quite a few years.

Mr. Brooks
08-19-2013, 04:50 PM
You watch. Rosario will hit at every level. Especially the majors. He will be a steady Twins contributor for quite a few years.

He's a top 60 prospect in baseball for a reason. You are not exactly going out on a limb here. ;)

Mr. Ed
08-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Huge Friday night for Rosario, through 7 innings, 4-4/2 doubles(17 in AA, 30 on the year) and a solo HR.

Mr. Ed
08-25-2013, 11:47 AM
After a 5-5 outing friday, 2 more hits for Rosario Saturday, bumping the avg up over .290

Mr. Ed
08-26-2013, 08:32 AM
2-5,with a double/R/RBi to cap off a sizzling weekend at the plate for Rosario.

Monkeypaws
08-26-2013, 08:55 AM
Does this kid project to be a contender for future batting titles? Or is he more of an all-around guy with a mixture of pop and average?

Shane Wahl
08-26-2013, 09:35 AM
Does this kid project to be a contender for future batting titles? Or is he more of an all-around guy with a mixture of pop and average?

He's Manny Machado lite. I think right about .290 with 10 homers and 35+ doubles a season for him.

messier
08-26-2013, 10:49 AM
I think Rosario can be as good a hitter at the MLB level as cano if he continues to perfect his swing.

Oxtung
08-26-2013, 02:27 PM
I think Rosario can be as good a hitter at the MLB level as cano if he continues to perfect his swing.

I'd be shocked if he averaged 24 HR and 44 doubles per season. In fact I'd be shocked if he had even 1 season matching that. That's not to say it couldn't happen but I would be a happy camper!

Mr. Ed
08-27-2013, 02:58 PM
Rosario Eastern League player/week.

.433 batting average last week.

diehardtwinsfan
09-02-2013, 09:48 AM
I'd be shocked if he averaged 24 HR and 44 doubles per season. In fact I'd be shocked if he had even 1 season matching that. That's not to say it couldn't happen but I would be a happy camper!

I think doubles could show up, but 24 HR is a lot. He has power, but I think he's going to be more of the 15-20 HR power over his career, but he should do it with a high average. Though I've noticed as he's moved up the ladder that the power seems to be the last thing that comes back.

Mr. Ed
09-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Rosario finishes the season with a 1-4 day.
Hit .340 his last 10 games

NB: .284/19 doubles/3triples/4HR/38 RBI's, 21BB/67K, OBP/SLG/OPS of .330/.412/.742

Season totals:

122 games/496 at bats

.302, 150 hits/80 runs, 32 doubles/8 triples/10 HRs/73 RBI, 38BB/96K, 10-20 SB

OBP/SLG/OPS of .350/.460/.810

Chance
10-18-2013, 08:36 PM
Rosario is playing left field tonight in the AFL. Has he played in the outfield in the previous games? Does this mean anything?

Chance
10-18-2013, 09:11 PM
Rosario is playing left field tonight in the AFL. Has he played in the outfield in the previous games? Does this mean anything?

twinsfan34
10-18-2013, 10:25 PM
If you check out the Podcasts (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/winterleagues/news/podcasts.jsp?league=afl&y=2013) (#2 specifically), Jeff Smith, Manager of the Desert Dogs and Twins Organizational guy talks about Rosario playing some 2B as well as the corner OF positions. He also mentions Max Kepler at 1B and is impressed with both of them.

He says that the Arizona Fall League is comparable to a 'high' AA type of competition.

Shane Wahl
10-19-2013, 12:40 AM
2-for-5 tonight. Eddie is definitely doing well so far.