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Wilin Rosario

27-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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Rosario is like Salvador Perez. Well, except he makes less contact, is a terrible defensive catcher and no longer has catcher eligibility. Weíre left with a guy that has shown power at the major leagu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 2/23/1989   BORN: Bonao, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Wilin Rosario Contract Information:

Lost his arbitration case to the Rockies and will make $2.8 million on a one-year contract in 2015.

October 28, 2016  –  Wilin Rosario News

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Rosario is hoping to come back to the MLB after spending a season in the Korean Baseball Organization, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Wilin Rosario Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 18 R CAS 34 126 115 11 24 6 4 0 2 9 2 2 11 38 0 0 0 .209 .283 .296 .579
2008 19 R CAS 66 290 263 48 83 30 15 3 12 49 4 3 24 57 0 3 0 .316 .371 .532 .903
2009 20 A MOD 58 221 203 17 54 18 12 2 4 33 2 1 10 55 3 5 0 .266 .297 .404 .701
2010 21 AA TUL 73 297 270 42 77 33 13 1 19 52 1 0 21 57 2 1 3 .285 .342 .552 .894
2011 22 AA TUL 102 426 405 52 101 39 15 3 21 48 1 2 19 91 0 1 1 .249 .284 .457 .741
2011 22 MAJ COL 16 57 54 6 11 7 3 1 3 8 0 0 2 20 0 1 0 .204 .228 .463 .691
2012 23 MAJ COL 117 426 396 67 107 47 19 0 28 71 4 5 25 99 0 4 1 .270 .312 .530 .842
2013 24 MAJ COL 121 466 449 63 131 44 22 1 21 79 4 1 15 109 0 1 1 .292 .315 .486 .801
2014 25 AAA COL 2 6 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
2014 25 MAJ COL 106 410 382 46 102 38 25 0 13 54 1 0 23 70 0 5 0 .267 .305 .435 .740
2015 26 AAA ALB 38 155 148 18 44 20 12 1 7 23 1 1 5 31 0 0 2 .297 .329 .534 .863
2015 26 MAJ COL 87 242 231 22 62 21 14 1 6 29 2 1 8 56 1 1 1 .268 .295 .416 .711
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3-Year Averages     96 324 306 34 82 28 19 0 9 41 1 0 15 63 0 3 0 .268 .299 .418 .718
Career  (View All)     447 1,601 1,512 204 413 157 83 3 71 241 11 7 73 354 1 12 3 .273 .306 .473 .779

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Wilin Rosario: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 53 6
2014 96 4
2013 106 4 4
2012 105 1 3
2011 14

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Wilin Rosario: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 34

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Wilin Rosario Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015859271.282.424.757
2014101168180.317.644.989

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015146134221.260.411.681
2014281305361.249.359.650

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015124164192.331.500.854
2014198327351.343.540.928

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201510762100.196.318.543
2014184146190.185.321.533
Wilin Rosario Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 18 R CAS 126 115 8.7% 30.2% 0.29 67% .293 .087
2008 19 R CAS 290 263 8.3% 19.7% 0.42 78% .366 .216
2009 20 A MOD 221 203 4.5% 24.9% 0.18 73% .347 .138
2010 21 AA TUL 297 270 7.1% 19.2% 0.37 79% .299 .267
2011 22 AA TUL 426 405 4.5% 21.4% 0.21 78% .273 .208
2011 22 MAJ COL 57 54 3.5% 35.1% 0.10 63% .258 .259
2012 23 MAJ COL 426 396 5.9% 23.2% 0.25 75% .294 .260
2013 24 MAJ COL 466 449 3.2% 23.4% 0.14 76% .345 .194
2014 25 AAA COL 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .167
2014 25 MAJ COL 410 382 5.6% 17.1% 0.33 82% .298 .168
2015 26 AAA ALB 155 148 3.2% 20% 0.16 79% .336 .237
2015 26 MAJ COL 242 231 3.3% 23.1% 0.14 76% .331 .148
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3-Year Averages     324 306 4.6% 19.4% 0.24 79% .312 .150
Career     1,601 1,512 4.6% 22.1% 0.21 77% .315 .200

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Wilin Rosario: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rosario will become a free agent after declining his outright assignment to Triple-A, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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Rosario was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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Rosario went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in a loss to Arizona on Thursday.

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Rosario hit a solo homer as part of a 2-for-3 effort in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

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Rosario singled twice and drove in two runs during Thursday's 11-3 win over the Giants.

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Rosario was recalled from Triple-A and is in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

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Rosario was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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Rosario hasn't started any of the Rockies' first four games out of the All-Star break.

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Rosario is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

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Rosario is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

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Rosario went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run double in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Though defensive deficiencies have long plagued Rosario, the Rockies have exercised patience in developing him as a catcher because of his game-changing power. Rosario appeared set to blossom into a premier fantasy asset at his position after swatting 28 homers in fewer than 400 at-bats as a rookie in 2012, but heís since backslid offensively while showing limited progress behind the plate, casting doubt on how long he may remain a catcher -- or even with the Rockies. A nagging hand injury and a severe case of the flu last season bears some blame for his decline in slugging, and if not for a mostly meaningless hot streak in the final two weeks, his .267 batting average and .305 OBP would have been less palatable. Itís conceivable that the 26-year-old could still refine his receiving skills and limit his vulnerabilities as a hitter against breaking pitches, but his leash will be much shorter this time around. If the Rockies donít deal Rosario before spring training, heíll likely be forced to battle for the starting catching job with Nick Hundley and Michael McKenry.

2014

Despite being limited to 466 plate appearances due to late-season injuries, Rosario delivered his second consecutive 20-homer campaign, cementing himself as one of the top-tier fantasy catching options. While the power numbers were to be expected from the young catcher, his lofty .292 batting average was a more pleasant surprise. Much of that mark was aided by his unusually high .344 BABIP, and that combined with Rosarioís troubling 3.2 percent walk rate suggests some regression can probably be expected in that department. But even with a modest drop in batting average, Rosarioís uncommon power-hitting ability make him a coveted commodity at his position, though it remains to be seen how long heíll remain catcher-eligible. Rosario has graded out as a well below-average defender the past two seasons, and his poor receiving skills were concerning enough for the Rockies to kick the tires on Carlos Ruiz in free agency before bowing out of the bidding. Unless he makes noticeable gains in 2014, a full-time switch to first base could be in his future, a move that could hurt his value in dynasty formats.

2013

From a pure fantasy perspective, Rosario was magnificent in his rookie season, leading all catchers in baseball with 28 home runs and finishing with a commendable .270 batting average, 71 RBI and 67 runs scored in an efficient 396 at-bats. However, a position-leading 13 errors and 21 passed balls tested the patience of both coaches and a struggling Rockies pitching staff often reluctant to throw breaking pitches to Rosario, yielding an underwhelming 1.8 WAR for the young catcher. Rosario even showed some flaws offensively, striking out in 23.2 percent of his at-bats while walking only 25 times -- both of which were actually improvements from his Double-A campaign the season before. Rosario will enter the season as the Rockies' top catcher, but his ineptitude defensively and his weak plate discipline could allow veteran Ramon Hernandez to see more action than fantasy owners might like. Rosario was sent to winter ball to refine his catching skills, and if an improvement in defense keeps Hernandez's starts less frequent, 35-home run potential is not out of the question.

2012

Rosario has the physical tools - raw power and a big arm - that make him a prized prospect in the Rockies' system. He swatted 21 homers at Tulsa over 405 at-bats before getting a taste of Colorado down the stretch. At 23 and having lost some development time to a torn ACL suffered in August of 2010, it's likely that Rosario will open the 2012 campaign at Triple-A. Although his plate discipline is a concern and he still needs some defensive polish behind the plate, Rosario's timetable to become the Rockies' starting catcher could be accelerated with the decision to trade Chris Iannetta to Anaheim.

2011

Rosario, one of the top prospects in the Rockies' system, had a breakout season in Double-A Tulsa hitting .285/.342/.552 with 19 homers in 270 at-bats last year. Unfortunately, he suffered a torn ACL in August, an injury that required surgery to correct. His rehab is expected to sideline him through the early part of spring training. Once healthy, expect Rosario to pick up where he left off and push for a late-season callup. Depending on what Chris Iannetta does, the job may be Rosario's by the time he arrives with the big club.

2010

Rosario had a quiet 2009 at High-A Modesto before hitting .302 with four homers and 12 RBI in 15 games during the Arizona Fall League. Rosario looked very focused and sharp in the fall, perhaps finally healthy after dealing with an inflamed wrist in August. At best, he is an average defensive catcher and thus far at the plate, he's been a streaky hitter. It's possible his bat will play in Colorado because he has the bat speed and quickness at the plate to drive the ball to all fields. Still very young, Rosario should be able to improve his game at Double-A in 2010, and his offensive potential makes him worth targeting in keeper leagues.

2009

Rosario is an excellent long-term catching prospect who can be expected to stay behind the plate as he gets older thanks to a strong arm. He'll reach full-season ball in '09 on his way to being 2012's Geovany Soto. Rosario's long-term future may well be in a different organization, so don't count on Coorsflation. He's a keeper, regardless.