- Is Eddie Rosario a legitimate future option for the Twins’ outfield or should they go in another direction?
Jordan: I believe he could be. His first season gave us a solid sample of what he brings to the table and with his speed, ability to find gaps in the outfield and solid defense, I believe he could be a great all around outfielder for the Twins.
Martin: Rosario may be “oblivious to failure” but that doesn’t he’s immune from it. I predict he will fall into a major slump at some point this year. I also predict that if he were to slump for about a month or longer, fans will dismiss him quickly. He is prone to Arcia-like growing pains.
Scott: I think he’s legit. And an outfield of Rosario, Buxton, and Kepler has me reminiscing about the great outfield of my youth, the Montreal Expos. Buxton being Tim “Rock” Raines, of course.
Paul: Given the team’s issues with pitching, an outfield that can prevent extra base hits is a necessity. Rosario should be given every chance this season, and I expect him to be a starter all year.
Manuel: I see Rosario as a fourth outfielder. I think we need to beef up the outfield with another slugger. Having said that, Sano could surprise us playing there this season.
Mike: Yes, he’s by far the best defensive option the Twins have in left. Arcia would have to put up huge offensive numbers to supplant him (you could say the same for Danny Santana but it should be noted that Santana has never played left). Don’t expect Rosario to reach double digits in triples and home runs again this year but his OBP should improve somewhat. Max Kepler will be out of options in 2017 and that may have implications for Rosario but by that time another position may open up for Kepler.
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