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Mets Exit Interview: Amed Rosario showed us more promise in 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 03: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets in action against the New York Yankees during their game at Citi Field on July 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 03: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets in action against the New York Yankees during their game at Citi Field on July 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 06: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets runs to first against the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citi Field on September 06, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Phillies 5-4. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

What Should We Expect in 2020?

In the upcoming season, I expect that we will see Rosario take another step forward and build upon the success he found in 2019. With multiple areas for growth, there’s plenty of room to become a more well-rounded player.

Over one year, we saw vast improvements in his ability to hit for average, as well as a decent power output, and much better performance in the field. He worked hard at his craft. Another offseason of this could pay off dividends.

Hopefully, he continues with his consistency in those areas of his game and focuses on improving his plate discipline. At the plate, I hope he continues to draw more walks and finds a way to cut down on the strikeouts.

If Rosario is able to demonstrate these improvements in his game as early as Spring Training, I would have no problem plugging him into the leadoff spot where he belongs. This allows the Mets to put McNeil in the number two spot and Alonso in the three-hole. Because he is one of the quickest base runners on the team, it’s a needed weapon at the top of the order.

To me, this would be the Mets’ optimal lineup, as getting Rosario on base more often at the top of the order means McNeil and Alonso, the team’s two best hitters, would have the potential to drive in more runs. The result of this is fairly obvious. The more runs the team scores, the more wins they will likely have.

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What do you expect from Rosario in 2020? Will we continue to see him blossom?

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