Eddie Rosario, the Minnesota Twins ninth rated prospect, got his first big league call up when the Twins placed outfielder, Oswaldo Arcia on the disabled list. The move happened on May 4th. Rosario saw his first big league action on May 6th. Needless to say, he didn’t disappoint. On the first pitch he saw he hit a solo home run. Rosario drove in five runs and reached safely in his first four big league games.
After a hot start, Rosario struggled a bit at the plate. He went through an 0-10 stretch, with seven strikeouts. Rosario didn’t allow his struggles at the plate effect his defense. He’s able to chase down fly balls and make it look routine. Something the Twins haven’t had in left field in quite some time.
Today against the Red Sox, Rosario hit his second home run of the season and ran down a fly ball at the warning track that saved a run and ended the inning. He’s hit safely in his last four games with four RBIs and just one strike out. His batting average is at .280 now and he has two home runs and ten RBIs on the season.
While Rosario may not have the power potential that Arica possesses. It’s clear that Rosario is a much better defender and has come up with some big hits. He’s hitting .538 with runners in scoring position and .400 with runners on. The numbers are inflated, because it’s a small sample size, but there is no denying Rosario has impressed during his time with the Twins.
When Rosario was called it up, it was thought to be a temporary move until Arcia returned from his injury. With the way Rosario has played, Arcia may be playing in Triple-A for the forceable future.
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