2023 Player Outlook
What a roller coaster the last couple of years have been for Rosario. He got traded midseason of 2021 to Atlanta to rebuild their injured outfield, is hot down the stretch and into the playoffs, wins World Series MVP, and then 2022 happened. Rosario missed about half the season following eye surgery. Prior to that being announced, it was hard to fathom his slow start to the year with a .129/.174/.224 triple slash, two homers, seven runs, four RBI, and one steal in the first half of the season. Following the eye surgery, in his final 53 games, Rosario’s slash line was a more respectable .255/.303/.382 with .685 OPS, three homers, 20 runs, 20 RBI, and two steals. Most of his batted ball profile was the same in 2022 as his prior career numbers with the exception of a huge jump in K-rate. He went from being in the 14% range for the last three years up to 25.2% last year. With his newly repaired vision, keeping his other metrics the same, getting his K-rate back to where it was prior to last year means he should jump his slash line closer to his 2021 marks and the counting stats will fall in line too.