Eddie Rosario Lifts Rafters To Arizona Fall League Title


The Minnesota Twins are toiling at the major league level, but the tide is looking to soon be turning, and it will do so on the success of the young talent down on the farm. One of those names is Eddie Rosario, and he may end up being a key contributor for the Twins to start the 2015 season. Regardless, he was a key contributor for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League this season.

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After leading the Rafters in batting average, and losing the league batting title race on the last day of the season, Rosario delivered by helping the Rafters claim the title in the Arizona Fall League Championship.

On Saturday, in the championship game, Rosario went 4-5 with a home run en route to a 14-7 win over Peoria.

While Rosario did admit to feeling pressure in regards to the batting title race, he felt much more relaxed in the title game. The Twins prospect told MLB.com, “I was trying to win the game. I didn’t care about the numbers and going [4-for-5]. If the team wins, then I’m happy.”

Hitting .330 over the course of the Arizona Fall League and playing left field, Eddie Rosario may very well play himself into the Twins immediate plans in 2015. With a hole in left field, the 10th ranked prospect in the Twins system could be the answer. Once looking to jump to the major leagues at second base, a suspension and the play of Brian Dozier has altered that route.

In any case, Eddie Rosario is a name to know for Twins fans, and the performance in the Arizona Fall League just continues to drive that point home.

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