Amed Rosario
Amed Rosario
23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Mets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A second-half stolen-base surge has propelled Rosario up the already-loaded shortstop rankings. After the break, the 23-year-old speed merchant swiped 18 bases in 24 attempts while also chipping in five homers. As impressive as this stint was, Rosario carries a lot of risk as his plate skills need work for a player of this ilk, especially since he's not a power or batting-average asset. He walked only 5% of the time while punching out at a 20% clip. Both need work for Rosario to be assured of a spot at the top of the Mets' order, where he can put his wheels to use. There's reason for optimism as his contact skills improved over the second half, often telling for young players. Still, the range of outcomes is wide as a slide could push Rosario low in the order where his opportunities to run would suffer. It comes down to your risk profile. How much do you want to pay for speed upside from a player with middling power and batting-average potential? Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $548,940 contract with the Mets in March of 2018.
Shines again atop lineup
SSNew York Mets
August 19, 2019
Rosario went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and three RBI in Sunday's 11-5 win over the Royals.
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Rosario has been spectacular since replacing the injured Jeff McNeil (hamstring) as the team's leadoff man Aug. 14. Through his first five games atop the lineup, Rosario has churned out four multi-hit efforts while scoring six times and driving in five. McNeil is expected to return from the 10-day injured list when first eligible next weekend, but Rosario shouldn't be in store for a drastic decline in fantasy value at that point. He'll likely just move down a spot in the order once McNeil is back, a favorable position with rookie phenom Pete Alonso slotting directly behind him.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
14
12
1
4
37
18
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
10
4
4
9
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .820 305 47 9 26 7 .295 .336 .484
Since 2017vs Right .685 962 106 16 89 39 .262 .297 .388
2019vs Left .916 119 22 5 11 2 .308 .364 .551
2019vs Right .745 386 39 7 43 13 .288 .322 .423
2018vs Left .743 148 22 2 11 4 .284 .318 .426
2018vs Right .654 444 54 7 40 20 .247 .288 .366
2017vs Left .829 38 3 2 4 1 .297 .316 .514
2017vs Right .617 132 13 2 6 6 .234 .258 .359
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .620 567 59 12 46 15 .221 .265 .355
Since 2017Away .797 700 94 13 69 31 .309 .341 .456
2019Home .686 212 23 7 21 3 .240 .288 .398
2019Away .855 293 38 5 33 12 .331 .364 .491
2018Home .579 279 33 4 22 9 .204 .252 .327
2018Away .763 313 43 5 29 15 .303 .334 .429
2017Home .588 76 3 1 3 3 .230 .250 .338
2017Away .727 94 13 3 7 4 .264 .287 .440
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Stat Review
How does Amed Rosario compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.27
 
BB Rate
5.3%
 
K Rate
19.8%
 
BABIP
.348
 
ISO
.159
 
AVG
.293
 
OBP
.332
 
SLG
.452
 
OPS
.784
 
wOBA
.341
 
Exit Velocity
90.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.5%
 
Barrels/PA
3.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2015
For all the hype surrounding Rosario as a prospect and buzz around his arrival to the big leagues, his debut sure was a disappointment. He walked at a meager 1.8 percent clip while striking out nearly 29 percent of the time, and when he did make contact, it typically ended with a whimper. Rosario drove the ball into the ground half the time (50.9 percent groundball rate) and posted an 84.3 mph average exit velocity, which ranked 328th among 387 players with at least 100 at-bats. He showed an ability to hit at the upper levels of the minors and he can run, but the 22-year-old may be a near-zero in the power department in the coming seasons, and there's no guarantee he'll hit major-league pitching for a high average. The pedigree will entice some to gamble on a bounce-back, but the upside for 2018 isn't all that high.
Patience is often preached when analyzing toolsy high-pedigree prospects who are not producing in the lower levels, and with good reason. Rosario posted a 97 wRC+ with zero home runs and 12 steals as a 19-year-old at High-A St. Lucie in 2015, but he broke out in a major way last year, as the production finally started to match the talent. A 132 wRC+ and 36:21 K:BB in 66 games at High-A earned him a midseason promotion to the Eastern League, and that is when things started to get a little absurd. His numbers as a 20-year-old with Double-A Binghamton can almost be thrown out, considering his .433 BABIP. However, even when accounting for luck, that kind of success means something, given his age, level and defensive home. Scouts agree, as there are few players in the minors who receive the rave reviews that follow whenever Rosario's name gets brought up. He should offer across-the-board production in his prime years, with batting average, steals and runs being his top contributions. He could take over at shortstop for the Mets as early as this summer.
Rosario was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2012, and has emerged as the organization’s token toolsy shortstop who is a long way from the big leagues. He only has seven games in a full season league on his resume. In 290 plate appearances at short-season Brooklyn last season, he slashed .289/.337/.380 with one home run and seven steals. At 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, he has some filling out to do, but there is little doubt that he will be able to stick at shortstop. Owning Rosario in a dynasty league requires extreme patience, but the payoff could be huge down the line. He has the most upside of any hitter in the Mets’ system, but the risk is equally high. If everything clicks, he will be a top-10 shortstop with offensive contributions across the board, but he may not reach the majors until 2018.
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Crosses plate four times in win
SSNew York Mets
August 16, 2019
Rosario went 5-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored and an RBI in Thursday's win over Atlanta.
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Four hits out of leadoff spot
SSNew York Mets
August 15, 2019
Rosario went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored Wednesday in the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Braves.
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Three hits in win
SSNew York Mets
August 10, 2019
Rosario went 3-for-5 with a double in Friday's win over the Nationals.
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Sitting Tuesday
SSNew York Mets
August 6, 2019
Rosario isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, David Lennon of Newsday reports.
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Productive in twin bill
SSNew York Mets
August 6, 2019
Rosario went 3-for-9 with a solo home run, two additional runs scored and a stolen base across both games of Monday's doubleheader sweep of the Marlins.
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