New York Mets: Three Amed Rosario predictions for 2020
Rosario will be selected to the All-Star team
If Rosario starts the 2020 season strong and is on pace to reach 200 hits, this should definitely warrant a spot for him on the 2020 All-Star team.
Doing this would give him more hits and a higher batting average than any of the three shortstops who represented the NL for the All-Star team in 2019, and while this would not guarantee him a spot, he would definitely be in the conversation to make the team.
Again, Rosario would be the first Mets shortstop to be selected to the All-Star game since Jose Reyes, and would be a nice feather in his cap as he further cements himself as New York’s franchise shortstop going forward.
In recent history, the Mets have had issues getting hitters onto the All-Star team, up until both Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil were each selected to the game last season.
Regardless, for Rosario to be selected to the All-Star game in 2020, he would establish himself as one of baseball’s elite shortstops, further cementing this young Mets team as a force to be reckoned with, and a contender for the 2020 playoffs.
This may be wishful thinking, but he could potentially join Alonso, McNeil and Jacob deGrom if they all replicate their 2019 success, potentially giving the Mets 4 All-Stars next season, effectively putting the rest of the league on watch.