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Mets shortstop Amed Rosario to make major league debut Tuesday in Colorado

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dominic Smith
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dominic Smith

He’s not surprised because he’s been ready!

Tuesday will be the day most Mets fans have been waiting for. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke to the media on Monday, and let everyone know the team will be calling up superstar prospect Amed Rosario on Tuesday when he will be making his major league debut in the first game against the Colorado Rockies.

The call-up represents an end to the speculation that both media and fans alike have had for months about when Rosario would finally get the nod. There was worry that since the Mets had not been able to deal an infielder during this trade deadline that the opening for Rosario would not be a reality until September at least. Well, thankfully that won’t be the case.

For those unaware of his resume, Rosario is a 21-year-old shortstop that has been absolutely crushing the ball in Triple-A Las Vegas. In 94 games with the 51s, he’s hit a line of .328/.367/.466 with seven home runs, 19 doubles, seven triples and 58 runs batted in.

In the latest Baseball America ranking, Rosario checked in at 4th overall across all minor league systems. Literally everyone has been calling for Rosario to get his promotion, so the fact that it’s actually happening this week is still a bit surreal.

Rosario will also bring his glove to the majors, and will surely help the Mets defense overall and specially up the middle.

For a Mets team that’s likely to not go anywhere this October, calling up the young kids (which Rosario is obviously a part of) is what makes these last two months of the season exciting. He’s the future of this franchise, and it’ll be interesting to see how adjusts to major league pitching, and if his success is immediate or if it takes some time to develop.

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Now that we’ve got Rosario on the roster, the next move for Alderson should be to bring up his teammate Dominic Smith from Las Vegas, and put him at first base. He’s also the future of this infield, so the quicker he’s up here, the better. Make it happen, Sandy.