2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Amed Rosario
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Mets SS Amed Rosario to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
On the precipice of his third full season in the majors, Amed Rosario could be primed for a breakout. At a time when fantasy owners crave players with stolen base upside, Rosario ranked in the 94th percentile in sprint speed on Statcast last season, and in the 90th percentile of expected batting average. He’s finished in the top ten in the National League the last two seasons in steals along with the third highest total of caught steals (11) in 2018, and the most (10) in 2019. Any positive migration to a 70 percent success rate would push Rosario’s stolen base total to 25 or higher.
In 2019, Rosario appeared in 157 games accruing 616 at-bats, 75 runs, 15 home runs, 72 RBI, 19 stolen bases and a .287/.323/.432 slash line. His batted ball statistics stayed in line with his 2018 numbers and Rosario improved his swinging strike percentage by 1.2 points while boosting his contact rate by 1.6 percent. After the All-Star break, Rosario surged to a .319/.351/.453 slash with six home...