Las Vegas 51s shortstop Amed Rosario, ranked third in the MLB’s top 100 prospects, could see his major league debut coming soon for the Mets.
With the Super 2 cutoff expected to soon come and go, a Rosario call-up could benefit the Mets financially as well as on the diamond.
Rosario has 79 hits on 228 at-bats, with an average of .346 on the year.
Ironically, as Adam Rubin of MetsBlog reports, team scouts fear that it is Rosario’s bat that will cause Alderson to be reluctant on giving the Triple-A player the promotion, as his glove is MLB ready.
Now financially speaking, once the Super 2 deadline passes, the Mets will be in the clear from Rosario’s arbitration eligibility until the 2020 season, and will only have to deal with three years of an escalating salary as supposed to four, due to league rules.
On the baseball side of things, a shake up in a clubhouse is well overdue. Such a move could give the Mets a spark similar to how calling up Michael Conforto back in 2015 changed the team’s fortunes.
A struggling and aging Asdrubal Cabrera is starting to become a defensive liability. Additionally, as much as it stings too say this, Jose Reyes can’t be playing everyday if you expect to be a legit contender.
I believe if the 21-year-old is to get called up, he absolutely HAS to play everyday. There is no point in calling him up to sit the bench when he cold be getting valuable at-bats out in Las Vegas.
Even Reyes believes Rosario is ready to come up to the bigs:
Rosario himself seems to be eager to join the Amazin’s as he frequently uses the hashtag #Big’Apple’tite.
I can tell that he won’t have a problem becoming a fan favorite in Queens.
In conclusion, if the Mets want to try to turn their season around, I believe calling up Rosario is a step in the right direction.