In his debut season, the Mets assigned the 17-year-old Rosario to the Appalachian League where he hit .241/.279/.358 with eight doubles, four triples and three home runs in 58 games. He should begin 2014 in Extended Spring Training and follow that up with an assignment to Brooklyn.
German Ahmed Rosario
he showed star potential in his debut season. With a lanky build, he?s an exceptional athlete with above-average speed.
Rosario is very young - every single at bat he hand in 2013 came against an older pitcher. He's very raw with a swing that will need to be rebuilt before he reaches the big leagues. I'll spend more time on that, with video in later posts. For now, enjoy this conversation that we conducted post-game, translated by KMets Manager Jose Leger.
Tags: German Ahmed Rosario, Interview, Toby Hyde
This year, the Mets will control all of the team's business operations in addition to the on-field agenda.
Top ProspectSS German Rosario is just 17 years old and will not turn 18 until November. I had figured the Mets would start Rosario (pictured), who they paid a team-record $1.75 million for an international amateur, in the Gulf Coast League. Instead, at 6'2", 170 lbs, he will headline the Kingsport roster which is a nice, if minor, endorsement of his skills.
Here are some excerpts from Baseball America's scouting report on Rosario:
Rosario might be the most divisive player in Latin America. He has a long, lanky build, good bat speed and raw power in batting practice along with average speed. Some scouts who like Rosario enough to have him ranked as the top prospect in the Dominican Republic, seeing him as a true shortstop who with power who can hit in games... Supporters like his fielding instincts, hands, arm strength and ability to make the barehanded play.