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#41 kab21

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:52 AM

Talk about taking a comparison to literal.Rosario has had a disastrous season after several setbacks.Using this year's stats in a critical manner and ignoring his previous success is frustrating.

 

Rosario never was going to be hitting a lot of HR's despite mashing the ball in Etown and Beloit.He profiles as a good BA, good OBP, moderate power (10 Hr's with doubles), good enough defense to play Cf but better off at a corner spot type of player.That is basically what Dejesus is.

Is 2016 2017 the year that a good pitching prospect is truly blocked by 5 good pitchers in the starting rotation? 


#42 goulik

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:59 AM

I Agree with Kabs comparison to DeJesus up to this point. The concern on Rosario is a drug suspension followed by poor numbers. People in general and baseball players in particular have bad years. Here's to hoping he turns things around and becomes the MLB player we hope he will be.

On a side note, he will not ever get to be the guy with a cool name like DeJesus let aloneCoco Crisp, or Milton Bradley. In that way, he is NOT comparable.

#43 Sconnie

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:09 AM

I Agree with Kabs comparison to DeJesus up to this point. The concern on Rosario is a drug suspension followed by poor numbers. People in general and baseball players in particular have bad years. Here's to hoping he turns things around and becomes the MLB player we hope he will be.
On a side note, he will not ever get to be the guy with a cool name like DeJesus let aloneCoco Crisp, or Milton Bradley. In that way, he is NOT comparable.

Boof Bonser changed his name. Never say never.

#44 jokin

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:44 PM

A fair comparison. DeJesus was a minor league CF that eventually shifted to the corner in the majors. He did have an .895 OPS in 109 AAA games that followed an .842 OPS in a short 42 game stint in AA. DeJesus went quickly through both levels on his way to the majors. Rosario hit AA and has yet to perform anything like DeJesus as a prospect in the upper minors.

 

He needs to turn it around starting today.

 

Ask and you shall receive...Here's his No-hitter-saving-catch against the wall in CF last night:

 

http://www.milb.com/...429195&sid=milb

 

Counting today's stats (Rosario has a HR and single through the 6th inning), Rosario is on a 12-game hitting streak, and he's producing vintage Rosario-like numbers during this stretch:  

 

.333/.392/.522/.914

 

Perhaps this is a prelude to finishing the AA season strong, and maybe earns him an AFL assignment this fall to make up for those lost 50 games to suspension.

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#45 Thegrin

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

Eddie Rosario, the last 10 games.40412174121.300


#46 jokin

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:28 PM

Eddie Rosario, the last 10 games.40412174121.300

 

12 game hitting streak, even better #s:

 

.319/.385/.511/.895

 

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