Mets prospect Amed Rosario is best thing to happen to team since Jose Reyes
Where does Rosario fit in with today’s players?
We can see that Rosario is the next big thing for the Mets since Reyes, but where does he compare with the rest of the batch? We have guys such as Gleyber Torres and Dansby Swanson, along with Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi.
As it stands, Rosario is the fifth-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline. He also ranks third among all shortstop prospects. Keep in mind that he still hasn’t even played in Triple-A yet. That alone means that Rosario could shoot up in the rank by skill alone. However, he won’t need to do much to allow himself to jump up.
In fact, it’s entirely possible that by summer, Rosario could be either the number one or number two best prospect. He would be alongside the Yankees version of Rosario in Torres.
In order to be on the prospect list, a hitter must not have reached 130 major league at-bats. Currently, Swanson is sitting at 129 at-bats while Benintendi is at 105. Assuming that they get playing time, they will both lose eligibility quickly. Rosario can claim the number three spot, the same spot that Reyes held as early as April 11th.
This would leave Rosario behind just Torres and Moncada. While Torres won’t be losing eligibility anytime soon, Moncada has already seen 19 at-bats. He could be taken off the list after just two months if he gets enough playing time.
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This means that both New York teams, for the first time, would have the number one and two prospects in baseball. One of them is the future of the Mets, the same way that Reyes was viewed.