Mets Minors: Four players on Minor League Ball’s midseason Top Prospects list
March 8, 2013; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets glove and hat lay in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Amed Rosario, SS, High-A St. Lucie:
The 19-year-old Rosario, who was ranked No. 65, is one of the youngest players in the Florida State League.
While Sickels notes that Rosario’s bat is “nothing special yet,” he says that his defense has taken a big step forward.
Of all the Mets’ prospects, Rosario is likely the one who has the highest upside — viewed as an above average shortstop who should stay at the position and someone who should hit for both average and power if all goes well.
So far this season for St. Lucie, Rosario is hitting .263/.306/.343 with 16 doubles and four triples, but he has yet to homer.
Odds are that Rosario will finish the year with St. Lucie, and he might just open next season there as well.