Once the MLB trade deadline had come and gone, the New York Mets had shipped off Addison Reed and Lucas Duda, while adding AJ Ramos. However, the most intriguing move came in the form of a call up. Top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario was given the promotion from AAA to the bigs on Monday
It seems that the hashtag #FreeRosario that was trending throughout #MetsTwitter for a few months now has finally paid off.
As the shortstop made his major league debut on Tuesday night in Denver against the Colorado Rockies, his long awaited major league appearance came to an end.
Despite the fact that his debut was spoiled by the 5-4 Rockies walk-off win in the bottom of the 9th, getting to see Rosario in the bigs is just the optimism Met fans need at this stage of the season.
Rosario also happened to be the youngest Met player to debut for the club since fellow infielder Dilson Herrera.
Going 1 for 4 at the plate, the shortstop managed to get his first career hit, doing so off Colorado right-hander Scott Oberg in the 8th inning.
On the defensive side of things, Rosario had a solid game. However, a costly misplay by the 21-year-old led to the winning run going to third base. Nonetheless, in the long term, his glove looks promising and will definitely give the team an upgrade.
Prior to the game, Rosario took to Twitter to showcase his emotions of joining the major league club:
For the most part, Rosario had a good first game and I am a firm believer that he can put up decent stats the rest of the way, leading into next season.