Mets prospect Amed Rosario is thankful to have Jose Reyes guiding him as a mentor, the shortstop told reporters through an interpretar on Monday.
"Well I'm so thankful to God first, and then I'm so thankful that I have people like Jose," Rosario said from Tradition Field. "Jose doesn't just give me advice on the field. He really tells me how to carry myself as a person off the field. To always make the right choices, do the right thing. So that's a really great thing to have."
Rosario and Reyes spent time together in Binghamton last year as Reyes was making his way towards the majors. While Reyes appeared in only nine games for the Mets' Double-A affiliate, Rosario played in 54, hitting an impressive .341 with two home runs, 31 RBIs, and 14 doubles.
Reyes told reporters he believes Rosario is bound to become a superstar, but the 21-year old knows there is still a long road ahead of him.
"It's alays a pleasure to hear that sort of thing, but I think it's one of those things that you just need to leave in the hands of God and trust that," said Rosario.
After he hit a combined .324 between Single and Double-A last year, Rosario does not have one specific aspect of his game he needs to improve upon. But the young shortstop knows he must work on all facets of the game equally to prepare himself for this upcoming season.
"I like to work on everything," Rosario said. "I just hope for the best and I give everything I have when I'm out there. But I think I like to work on everything equally. My batting, my fielding, my reps, just all of it."