Published: Wed, August 02, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Mets bringing up top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario

Mets bringing up top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario

While the Mets have Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera on the roster, Rosario should get a chance to show what he can do as an everyday player in the majors for at least the rest of the season.

Rosario is the #1 prospect in the Mets system and ranked #2 in all of baseball. The issues this season have been a team effort.

"The sky's the limit", Reyes said of Rosario, who was signed for $1.75 million out of the Dominican Republic at 16. "I want them to think I am a good teammate, I am a leader and I give 100 percent of myself when I am out on the field". MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports that although the market just wasn't there to trade Granderson or Bruce before the deadline, August trades are possible for both or either of them. Story was tagged with an error, allowing Rosario to advance. The shortstop said people misinterpreted that tweet, and these last few months have not been distracting.

"It'll be really important to take those steps and embark on the next step of my life and my dreams", he said. I really don't get too caught up in spring training.

NY general manager Sandy Alderson said timing was decided on about six weeks ago and the team wanted to get past Monday's trade deadline before bringing up Rosario, who is hitting.328 with seven homers, 58 RBIs and 19 steals in 94 games at Triple-A Las Vegas. Walker may also play second, where he started on Tuesday, and first.

"We're certainly going to hold back our judgments until we get some games in here and let him do what he did in Las Vegas and come up here and play and be exciting and have some fun". We'll see what happens.

Before the game, Reyes took Rosario on a form of freshman orientation, showing him everything from the clubhouse cafeteria to the computer used to request tickets for friends and family.

"He's really been there for me since past year when started developing that", Rosario said. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed four earned runs over three innings in his debut last week against the Padres.

"It means a lot", he said.

He added: "I just enjoyed the way he played, his camaraderie, the way he carried himself. We've got some good veterans that I'm sure will lead him down the right path".

Following these three games in Colorado, Rosario is slated to make his Citi Field debut this Friday against the Dodgers. Rosario could have a great start to his major league career just from the ballpark he will debut in.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Amed Rosario will be the "primary guy" at shortstop going forward.

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