faba Posted January 27, 2017 Share Posted January 27, 2017 Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario is the third-best prospect in baseball, according to a list released by Keith Law of ESPN. "He has MVP potential as a true shortstop who will be above average defensively and projects to hit .300 with some walks and power," says Law. "He'll become a cornerstone at short for the Mets, who have lacked one since Jose Reyes first left in free agency." Rosario, 21, spent 2016 between High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton, during which he hit a combined .324 with 42 extra base hits in 120 games. A midseason All-Star with St. Lucie, he was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Florida State League and Eastern League and named the organization's top prospect by MLB.com in July. Law notes that "Rosario is still just scratching the surface of his offensive potential; there's so much bat speed and strength here that he should eventually hit 15-20 homers, but right now, it's translating into hard contact to all fields." Rosario is the fifth Met on Law's Top 100 list, joining 1B Dominic Smith (No. 29), LHP Thomas Szapucki (No. 60), RHP Robert Gsellman (No. 76), and RHP Justin Dunn (No. 84). 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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