Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario told Hardball Scoop that he is ready to compete at the major league level in a big market.
"I don't really pay attention to what else is going," Rosario said through a translator. "I just keep focusing on my work and come every day to the field and keep working hard. That's all I can control so that's what I really focus on. Playing in New York though, that's going to be a lot of pressure because of it being a big city, but I'm ready for it."
Rosario, ranked as baseball's third-best prospect by MLB.com, is hitting .327 with a .365 OBP and .474 SLG with seven HR, 16 doubles, seven triples, 16 stolen bases, 55 runs scored, and 52 RBI in 83 games this season for Triple-A Las Vegas.
"Like I said at the Future's Game, I feel ready," Rosario added. "I feel ready mentally and physically and whenever God wants me to be there, I'll be up there in the majors playing with the Mets."
Rosario went 0-for-4 with a stolen base for the the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night.
Batting leadoff and starting at shortstop, Rosario swiped second base in the third inning after reaching on a fielder's choice during the PCL's 6-4 win over the International League.
In 441 minor league games across four seasons, Rosario has hit .289 with 17 home runs and 199 RBI.