Left Fielder Eddie Rosario has had a rough start to the 2017 season.
Expectations weren’t too high on the hitting ability of Eddie Rosario bBatting at the bottom of the line-up. His speed and fielding helps to make up for it, but can the Twins afford to keep him in the line-up when he’s struggling so much at the plate?
Rosario has a batting average of .156 on 32 at-bats. He has yet to hit a home-run, has been walked twice and has struck out six times.
ROSARIO BETTER STEP UP HIS GAME BEFORE HE NO LONGER FINDS HIMSELF IN THE STARTING LINE-UP.
Obviously, there were no expectations that Eddie Rosario would be a power hitter, but with the speed he possesses, one should expect more extra-base hits and stolen bases. Rosario only has one double and one stolen base on the season.
Again, it’s way too early to consider demoting Rosario down to AAA. I wouldn’t even consider such moves until about 20 games into the season. But with the recent success of Robbie Grossman (check the foreshadowing), Rosario better step up his game before he no longer finds himself in the starting line-up.
The one positive thing I can say about Eddie Rosario at the plate thus far would be his ability to work the pitcher. He’s already had three at-bats this season that has lasted 8+ pitches. Now, if only he could turn those at-bats into hits or walks, he may not be on the “not” list.