Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Eddie Rosario against the East during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
More than likely slated for a left field debut when he gets his chance, Rosario could factor into the outfield rotation for the Twins in a similar situation to that of Santana a year ago. One of my bold predictions heading into the season, Rosario could be poised for big things.
Rosario tore up the Arizona Fall League this past season, and he has done essentially all he can at the minor league level. He may start in Double-A Chattanooga with Doug Mientkiewicz, but he could be quickly accelerated through the system. Should Oswaldo Arcia struggle with injury in left, or the Twins be looking for more of an offensive force in a fourth outfield spot, Rosario could come into play.
Whenever he arrives at Target Field, the .294/.343/.485 career slash line across five minor league season is going to be a boost to the Twins outfield. Having some pop in his bat, as well as the ability to drive in runs will be a welcomed addition for the Twins.
Out of all of the offensive positions, it is the outfield that Spring Training will look to provide the most clarity. Make sure to check out the rest of our positional battles series.