Eddie Rosario

Eddie Rosario

LF - MIN
Age: 27Bats: LThrows: R

Next Game

MIN @ KC
G. Sparkman #199
Thu, 6/20 8:15pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #35
Projection (?) 4.6 pts

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Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he didn't fly up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. He's once again off to the early races, batting .282 with 17 home runs and 47 RBIs through May 28. A .259 BABIP, below his career .316 clip despite a rise in exit velocity, has shielded his improved contact and strikeout rates. While a few more steals could turn him into a superstar, he's still blossoming into a top-50 player.

Rosario has been unlucky in terms of balls hit within the field of play, but he's also had a higher percentage of his fly balls end up as home runs, so it just about evens out. Expect his HR pace to slow and his batting average to rise.

Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.