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Wilin Rosario (C)

Colorado Rockies - 55% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Willin Rosario made his first appearance at the plate on Wednesday and he delivered in a big way. He blasted a solo shot off of Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez in a 5-4 Rockies victory.

Fantasy Impact: It is troubling that this is the first time Rosario has gotten on the field this season. The Rockies lineup has been rolling to start the season so it would be great for fantasy owners if Rosario got in on the action. Unfortunately he has been dropped to the third catcher and will play first base at times when a left handed pitcher is on the mound. The best thing that can happen for Rosario's fantasy value will be if he gets traded at some point this season.

 

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Wilin Rosario has spent Spring Training trying out as Justin Morneau's primary backup at first. The Rockies, set behind the plate with defensive Nick Hundley as well as catcher Micheal McKerny have spent the Spring seeing if Rosario can backup at 1st base. (Source: Denver Post )

Fantasy Impact: Rosario might not have turned heads at 1st base this spring but Rockies manger Walt Weiss found Rosario "serviceable" at first. If Rosario keeps hitting and the Rockies find ways to get him ABs Wilin Rosario will be a player to look at once he has duel eligibility at 1B and catcher.

 

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Willin Rosario goes 2-for-4

Tue, Mar 24th 8:17pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Willin Rosario stayed hot at the plate on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox by going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. He now has his batting average at .324 for the spring.

Fantasy Impact: There were concerns whether or not Rosario would be a starter on the Rockies or if he'd even remain on the team. With the way he has been hitting in spring he should be easing those concerns as the Rockies will need to find ways to get him at bats whether it's playing him at catcher or first base. Rosario will be a potential high-value pick in fantasy drafts this season as he should provide excellent power from the catcher position.

 

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Willin Rosario blasts two homers

Tue, Mar 10th 8:14pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Willin Rosario had a nice game against the Seattle Mariners. He went 3-4 with two home runs and 5 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: If Rosario keeps hitting like this in spring the Rockies will have no choice but to get him in the lineup. With the acquisition of Nick Hundley at catcher and Justin Morneau manning 1B, it was a concern as to where Rosario would play and how often. It is likely safe to leave Rosario to the waiver wire but be prepared to pounce should he get regular at bats as he offers major power potential from the catcher position.

 

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Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said on Monday that Rosario could potentially play some first base and be a right-handed bat off the bench. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockies signed Nick Hundley to a two year contract earlier this week, so questions are beginning to surround Rosario and whether he will be traded or kept. Rosario is one of the better young power-hitting catchers in baseball, averaging 20 homers over 114 games per season during the past 3 seasons. His fantasy stock will plummet if he remains with the Rockies, as he would likely split time with current first baseman Justin Morneau. If he does get traded, plan on him being a very solid fall-back option if you fail to draft one of the top catchers.