Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario is ready for his call-up
Amed Rosario will not be surprised when his time to take over the shortstop role in Queens comes. He is ready right now
Most Mets fans across the country have been calling for the Mets’ top prospect, shortstop Amed Rosario, to be given the chance to play on the major league team. He’s been raking in Triple-A Las Vegas, and looks ready to take the next big step. Rosario agrees, but he’s not letting it get in his head either.
Before Sunday’s MLB Futures Game, Rosario spoke with reporters about his future with the Mets, and how he feels about his preparedness for the bigs.
“I feel like I’m ready,” Rosario said. “But I have to leave up to when God says so.”
The future Mets shortstop isn’t stressing out about the call-up, however.
“I’m not focusing on that in any way,” Rosario replied in Spanish when asked if him still being Las Vegas was distracting.
The Mets haven’t wanted to rush him to the Majors. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is trying to be cautious, and keep from having Rosario be seen as “a savior” for this season. Well, I think most smart fans would agree that this season is lost already as the Mets are still 7 games under .500, and well behind in both the division and Wild Card standings.
Bringing up Rosario would actually give the fans something to cheer and be excited about — even in a year that will end up being a big failure after the 2015, and 2016 runs.
As for Sunday’s game, as we already knew, the Mets were represented by two players who they hope will make an impact in the near future: Rosario, and Tomas Nido.
Rosario went 0-for-2 in his two at bats, striking out both times. Nido, however, had more success as he drove in two runners with two hits in his two at bats on the day. The World Futures made a rally in the 9th, but ultimately fell to their USA counterparts 7-6.
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It wasn’t that long ago when Michael Conforto was down in the minors, and Mets fans called for him to be brought up. As David Lennon of Newsday pointed out, the Mets did so just 12 days after that year’s Futures Game, so maybe the past repeats with Rosario in 2017.