Eddie Rosario

Eddie Rosario

32-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Although he came out of the gate slowly, Rosario ultimately had a nice bounce-back showing in 2023 in his first full season after eye surgery, returning to the 20-homer plateau for the first time since 2019 while also driving in 74 runs. The consistency was lacking, as the 32-year-old had a 1.115 OPS in June and a .942 OPS in August but didn't even reach the .700 mark any of the other four months. He also rarely started when the opposition had a lefty on the mound. Atlanta decided against picking up Rosario's $9 million option for 2024, so he's looking for a new home. Given how prolific Atlanta's offense was in 2023, Rosario will be facing a downtick in team context virtually anywhere he winds up, although it's possible his new club won't platoon him so strictly. In any case, Rosario figures to be a borderline and fairly boring mixed-league option. Read Past Outlooks
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#413
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$Signed a one-year contract with Atlanta in July of 2024.
Added to Atlanta roster
OFAtlanta Braves
July 8, 2024
Atlanta selected Rosario's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Rosario needed just three games at Gwinnett to convince Atlanta he was ready for a shot at the big-league level, going 3-for-11 with one home run and one triple. The 32-year-old slashed just .183/.226/.329 in 235 plate appearances this season before being cut loose by the Nationals, but while with Atlanta in 2023, he hit .255/.305/.450 with 21 home runs over 142 games. Rosario will likely receive regular playing time in left field against right-handed pitching while Atlanta scrambles to find outfield production due to Ronald Acuna (knee) and Michael Harris (hamstring) being out.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+14%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+23%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .589 132 9 3 10 2 .200 .285 .304
Since 2022vs Right .669 911 111 30 114 12 .230 .271 .397
2024vs Left .443 32 2 0 2 1 .185 .258 .185
2024vs Right .557 225 27 7 24 7 .183 .219 .338
2023vs Left .703 67 4 3 7 0 .233 .303 .400
2023vs Right .762 449 60 18 67 3 .258 .305 .457
2022vs Left .487 33 3 0 1 1 .143 .273 .214
2022vs Right .600 237 24 5 23 2 .221 .257 .342
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .690 511 66 23 75 4 .231 .273 .417
Since 2022Away .629 532 54 10 49 10 .222 .273 .356
2024Home .524 98 11 3 11 3 .176 .227 .297
2024Away .557 159 18 4 15 5 .188 .222 .336
2023Home .832 271 40 16 50 0 .278 .315 .518
2023Away .666 245 24 5 24 3 .229 .294 .372
2022Home .531 142 15 4 14 1 .176 .225 .305
2022Away .650 128 12 1 10 2 .252 .297 .353
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Stat Review
How does Eddie 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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.22
 
BB Rate
5.1%
 
K Rate
23.0%
 
BABIP
.210
 
ISO
.138
 
AVG
.183
 
OBP
.224
 
SLG
.321
 
OPS
.544
 
wOBA
.240
 
Exit Velocity
90.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.0%
 
Barrels/PA
3.9%
 
Expected BA
.218
 
Expected SLG
.350
 
Sprint Speed
21.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.2%
 
Line Drive %
20.9%
 
Fly Ball %
37.9%
 
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Rosario's 2022 was a year he'd like to forget. He returned to Atlanta on a two-year deal after helping the team to a title in 2021, but things went south quickly. He managed just three hits in his first 15 games before being shut down to undergo eye surgery. While his blurred vision likely accounted for some of his early struggles, he didn't exactly light the world on fire after he returned in early July. In 221 plate appearances the rest of the way, he struggled to a .243/.281/.379 line and homered just five times. He struck out 26.2 percent of the time over that stretch after posting a K% below 15 in each of the previous three seasons. Rosario's past success could give him another chance at the start of the season, but he's now 31 years old, which means normal worries about his skills declining with age have to be added into the risk that he'll never fully recover from his eye issues.
Rosario was amid a down season, slashing .254/.296/.389 through early July when he was put on the IL with an abdominal injury. His flyball rate and exit velocity on flyballs was down, driving the low numbers. While convalescing, the Twins dealt Rosario to the Braves. When he was able to return in late August, Rosario reverted to old form with a .274/.333/.579 line, fueled by a higher flyball rate and the friendlier home venue. Rosario took it to another level in the playoffs, slashing .383/.456 /.617 in 16 games. Rosario's game revolves around putting the ball in play, though last season he tied his career high with 11 steals. Rosario's solid defense in left field should keep him in the lineup, though he doesn't possess much upside. Still, Rosario is mixed league worthy, with a solid floor as a compiler driven by excellent contact skills.
Rosario's 2020 season was a mixed bag as his pro-rated stats last year would have had him hit a career-high 35 home runs and 113 RBI over a 162-game season. However, he also hit a career-low .257 and his OPS declined slightly to .792. He had some promising signs as he was more selective with an 8.2% walk rate - by far a career high. He also sustained 2019 gains with fewer whiffs with a 14.7% strikeout rate. Rosario may have just been a bit unlucky with a career-low .248 BABIP. Still, he can be frustrating player to watch at times as a free swinger (fifth-worst O-Swing% among qualified hitters at 42.6%), which is partially offset by an uncanny ability to make hard contact on bad balls. His defense, however, appeared to slip as he was in just the 20th percentile in Statcast's outs above average. He'll get regular at-bats after signing with Cleveland and could improve if he continues to take more walks, just don't expect a huge leap at this stage of his career.
Rosario set career highs with 32 home runs and 109 RBI, but declined in the second half for a second consecutive season. He had 20 home runs and an .841 OPS in the first half, but just 12 home runs and a .750 OPS in the second half. Rosario is a free swinger (fourth-worst O-Swing% among qualified hitters at 46.3%), which is partially offset by an uncanny ability to make hard contact on bad balls. Despite his strong season, there were some troubling signs. Rosario had been improving his anemic walk rate, but took a step back to just 3.7%. His defense went from being seen as an asset to becoming a liability as he fell to -11 in DRS which was 29th among qualified left fielders. He also stole just three bases. Still, Rosario did reduce his whiffs (career-best 14.6 K%). He has enough power to thrive in the middle of the lineup and has upside if he can learn to lay off some of those balls outside the strike zone.
Rosario looked like an All-Star snub, hitting .311/.353/.537 with 19 home runs in the first half. He faded in the second half (.240/.262/.361 with just five homers) and played just eight games over the final month due to a nagging quadriceps issue. Rosario, who has always been a free swinger, had the fifth-worst O-Swing% (42.9) among qualified hitters. That said, he has an uncanny ability to make hard contact on bad balls. He has reduced his strikeout rate the past two seasons (17.6% in 2018), but his 5.9 BB% from 2017 represents a career high. He's become an above-average defender in left field and improved on the basepaths (8-of-10 on stolen-base attempts). If his second-half decline was due more to injuries than an erosion of skills, Rosario could be set for a career year at age 27. That late-season fade should allow for a palatable price tag on draft day.
After an up-and-down first two seasons, Rosario fulfilled his promise as a power hitter last year and became Minnesota's everyday left fielder. He had always been a free swinger, but his success in 2017 was largely fueled by a significantly reduced strikeout rate (25.7 percent in 2016 to 18 percent last season). Rosario may never walk a ton, but he made strides in that department, upping his walk rate from 3.4 percent to 5.9 percent. His 27 home runs may look like an outlier, but his 16.4 percent HR/FB was near the median among everyday outfielders. He used to have decent speed, but was just 9-for-17 on stolen-base attempts, so he may not have the green light as much going forward. While he is trending away from being a contributor in steals, his improvements as a hitter give him a chance to continue being a positive contributor in batting average. His .290 average came with a .312 BABIP, well below his .325 career mark. Better luck in 2018 could negate his expected regression in that department.
Rosario began last season as the Twins' starting left fielder after a promising rookie year, but was sent to Triple-A in May after hitting just .200 with a .532 OPS. He bounced back there with an .881 OPS and returned to the majors in July. He then hit .305 with seven home runs and an .812 OPS over his last 60 games before a fractured thumb ended his season in mid-September. Rosario has promising power and decent speed, which gives him the potential to be an above-average defender. He is 16-for-24 (66.6 percent) on the bases against big league batteries, so he is not a major threat in that department, but will chip in a handful of steals over a full season. Unfortunately he doesn't draw walks (3.4 percent of plate appearances) and strikes out too often (25.7 percent). At age 25, he could improve significantly and add more consistency if he shows better command of the strike zone, and he's expected to begin the year with the starting left field job.
Rosario enters 2016 as a starting outfielder after a promising rookie season. Called from Triple-A in May, he got hot early, hitting .284 before the All-Star break to take over the starting left field job, although he got time at all three outfield positions. Rosario showed promising power with 13 home runs and 15 triples. He also added 11 stolen bases, showcasing the speed that also made him an above-average defender. Despite his initial success, there are some worrisome signs, as he drew just 13 walks (3.2 percent of plate appearances), struck out too often (24.9 percent) and had a high .335 BABIP. He'll need better command of the strike zone to sustain his early success. Nonetheless, Rosario will enter 2016 with a starting job in either left or right field.
Rosario missed the first two months of the 2014 season while serving a 50-game suspension for his second positive test for a drug of abuse, and he went on to bat just .243/.286/.387 in 87 games between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain. He did salvage his season to a certain extent by hitting .330/.345/.410 in the Arizona Fall League. Rosario had drawn walks at a decent rate but saw a sharp decline in 2015. He does make good contact and has shown good power through his minor league career. However, the off-field problems and a lackluster minor league season saw his prospect status take a hit. He also permanently moved to the outfield after playing second base the year before. While Rosario may not be viewed as a cornerstone of Minnesota's rebuilding effort, a strong start to the 2015 season could still see him in the majors this summer.
Rosario is one of Minnesota's best prospects after hitting .329/.377/.527 in 52 games at High-A Fort Myers and then .284/.330/.412 in 70 games at Double-A New Britain. He was moved to second base from the outfield for 2013, which should increase his chances to find a job with the Twins thin on infield talent. However, he had 14 errors at second base last year and it's not sure if he'll stay at the position. Rosario draws walks at a decent rate, makes good contact and has shown good power through his minor league career. He would have been a candidate to be called up early in 2014, but he was suspended 50 games by MLB for violating the minor league drug policy. He's appealing the suspension, but if it holds up, the missed time may hurt his development and will likely delay his debut with the Twins. He could still be with the team in September if the time off doesn't hurt him, and he may be Minnesota's starting second baseman or left fielder in 2015.
Rosario has become one of Minnesota's top prospects after hitting .296/.345/.482 at Low-A last season just age 20. Rosario missed six weeks after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but it did not seem to faze him as he had a .963 OPS after he returned. He draws walks at a decent rate, makes good contact and has shown good power through his minor league career. He moved to second base from the outfield last season, which could accelerate his advancement in a Minnesota organization devoid of strong middle-infield prospects. However, he made 15 errors in 65 games and it is not clear if his defense will be viable enough to keep him in the infield at higher levels. He will likely begin the season a High-A and could make an impact in the majors as early as 2014.
The 2010 fourth-round pick out of Puerto Rico crushed the ball for a second consecutive season in rookie ball, hitting .337/.397/.670 with 21 home runs for the Elizabethton Twins in the Rookie Appalachian League. The Twins moved to him second base during instructional league, which should enhance his fantasy value if he sticks in the infield. He's a rising prospect to grab in keeper leagues as a result.
More Fantasy News
Back with Atlanta on MiLB deal
OFAtlanta Braves
July 5, 2024
Atlanta signed Rosario to a minor-league contract Friday, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Released by Washington
OFFree Agent
July 3, 2024
The Nationals released Rosario on Wednesday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
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Removed from 40-man roster
OFWashington Nationals
July 1, 2024
The Nationals designated Rosario for assignment Monday.
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On bench again Sunday
OFWashington Nationals
June 30, 2024
Rosario is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
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Resting Saturday
OFWashington Nationals
June 29, 2024
Rosario isn't in the Nationals' lineup for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Possible reunion with Atlanta?
OFFree Agent
July 3, 2024
Mark Bowman of MLB.com speculates Atlanta could "audition" Rosario for a couple weeks ahead of the trade deadline after he was released by the Nationals on Wednesday.
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The veteran outfielder joined Washington on a one-year contract in March but posted the worst numbers of his career with a .183/.226/.329 slash line in 67 contests. Still, that might not fully dissuade Atlanta since its outfield group has been ravaged by injuries. Rosario spent the previous two-plus years with the club and posted a .755 OPS in 255 games.
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