Mets prospect Amed Rosario is making a big impression in camp early on
Amed “The Future” Rosario is shining bright early on in Port St. Lucie
Spring Training is extremely exciting for a few reasons. The long break of winter is slowly coming to an end. We can finally see players we’ve missed for months. The baseball season gets increasingly close. But one of the most interesting aspects is seeing the younger players get a shot to play with the big leaguers.
Top Mets prospect Amed Rosario is embracing that challenge and is ready to make his name a household one in the near future. Among those that are already impressed is veteran infielder, Jose Reyes.
Reyes spoke to the media on Monday and raved about Rosario.
“That guy is going to be a superstar. I love the way he plays.”
Manager Terry Collins also had some pleasant words to say about the young shortstop. He recalled seeing his first batting practice this year on Sunday, and according to the New York Daily News’ John Harper, did a double-take after seeing what Rosario did.
"“My impression when we started batting practice, the first pitch he saw, he hit it off the top of the batter’s eye, which was eye-catching,”“It looks like he’s got a good arm, good hands, so I just can’t wait to see him play.”"
Amed Rosario may have a great bat, but like Collins noted his defense will be what sets him apart in the Majors. As Newsday’s Marc Carig pointed out, scouts have loved what Rosario brings to the table in terms of “athleticism, instincts and baseball IQ.”
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The ceiling for Rosario is pretty high, but it doesn’t look like we’ll get to see that yet this year. Barring any major injuries to the Mets infield roster, Rosario is expected to either start the season at Double-A Binghamton or Triple-A Las Vegas, so he’ll have even more time to develop his skills before shining in Queens.