Mets prospect Amed Rosario is best thing to happen to team since Jose Reyes
Rosario’s fielding — the same or better than Reyes’?
In addition to his improving bat, Rosario has more than what it takes to be a great fielder. For a better look at Rosario’s defense, take a look at what MLB Pipeline offers for their grades.
Pipeline has given Rosario’s arm and fielding abilities both a grade of 65. Since Pipeline began distributing these grades, Rosario has been the only shortstop to achieve a 65 in both categories, with the closest being both Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa in 2014, who each achieved a 70 in one and a 60 or lower in the other.
Reyes went on to show nothing but success during his time with the Mets. So far with the Mets, he has amassed more than 100 triples and nearly 400 stolen bases, to go along with close to 1,500 hits. Some of his best came between 2005 and 2008.
During those four seasons Reyes had more than 700 plate appearances each season, making him one of the most consistent players. He also lead the league in stolen bases and triples three times each, along with at least 190 hits in each season. During that time, he held a 162 game average of 200 hits, 17 triples, and 67 stolen bases.
Rosario might not reach those numbers, or he could go above and beyond and reach levels that even Reyes couldn’t fully reach, especially when it comes to power and fielding.