Eddie Rosario

Eddie Rosario

30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Rosario's 2020 season was a mixed bag as his pro-rated stats last year would have had him hit a career-high 35 home runs and 113 RBI over a 162-game season. However, he also hit a career-low .257 and his OPS declined slightly to .792. He had some promising signs as he was more selective with an 8.2% walk rate - by far a career high. He also sustained 2019 gains with fewer whiffs with a 14.7% strikeout rate. Rosario may have just been a bit unlucky with a career-low .248 BABIP. Still, he can be frustrating player to watch at times as a free swinger (fifth-worst O-Swing% among qualified hitters at 42.6%), which is partially offset by an uncanny ability to make hard contact on bad balls. His defense, however, appeared to slip as he was in just the 20th percentile in Statcast's outs above average. He'll get regular at-bats after signing with Cleveland and could improve if he continues to take more walks, just don't expect a huge leap at this stage of his career. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#162
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$Signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Indians in January of 2021. Traded to the Braves in July of 2021.
Earns NLCS MVP with another homer
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 23, 2021
Rosario was named the NLCS MVP after going 2-for-4 with a walk and a three-run homer in Saturday's pennant-clinching win over the Dodgers.
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Rosario was the hero yet again in Game 6, hitting a three-run shot off Walker Buehler in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. He had a remarkable series, hitting .560 with three homers and a 1.647 OPS across six games. He's now hitting .474/.524/.789 in the postseason after hitting a modest .259/.305/.435 in the regular season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
2
42
3
12
1
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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#9
7
23
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+65%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .686 339 36 7 58 4 .268 .297 .389
Since 2019vs Right .815 894 128 52 155 13 .266 .308 .507
2021vs Left .651 120 9 2 23 3 .265 .288 .363
2021vs Right .778 292 33 12 39 8 .256 .312 .466
2020vs Left .536 57 6 0 8 1 .236 .263 .273
2020vs Right .882 174 25 13 34 2 .265 .333 .548
2019vs Left .766 162 21 5 27 0 .281 .315 .451
2019vs Right .813 428 70 27 82 3 .274 .294 .518
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .738 603 76 24 100 7 .261 .290 .448
Since 2019Away .824 626 88 35 112 10 .274 .321 .503
2021Home .628 194 19 6 29 4 .217 .247 .380
2021Away .844 218 23 8 33 7 .297 .356 .487
2020Home .830 112 12 6 22 2 .288 .330 .500
2020Away .779 115 19 7 19 1 .233 .313 .466
2019Home .775 297 45 12 49 1 .280 .303 .472
2019Away .826 293 46 20 60 2 .272 .297 .529
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Stat Review
How does Eddie Rosario compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
14.8%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.177
 
AVG
.259
 
OBP
.305
 
SLG
.435
 
OPS
.740
 
wOBA
.323
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.5%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
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Rosario set career highs with 32 home runs and 109 RBI, but declined in the second half for a second consecutive season. He had 20 home runs and an .841 OPS in the first half, but just 12 home runs and a .750 OPS in the second half. Rosario is a free swinger (fourth-worst O-Swing% among qualified hitters at 46.3%), which is partially offset by an uncanny ability to make hard contact on bad balls. Despite his strong season, there were some troubling signs. Rosario had been improving his anemic walk rate, but took a step back to just 3.7%. His defense went from being seen as an asset to becoming a liability as he fell to -11 in DRS which was 29th among qualified left fielders. He also stole just three bases. Still, Rosario did reduce his whiffs (career-best 14.6 K%). He has enough power to thrive in the middle of the lineup and has upside if he can learn to lay off some of those balls outside the strike zone.
Rosario looked like an All-Star snub, hitting .311/.353/.537 with 19 home runs in the first half. He faded in the second half (.240/.262/.361 with just five homers) and played just eight games over the final month due to a nagging quadriceps issue. Rosario, who has always been a free swinger, had the fifth-worst O-Swing% (42.9) among qualified hitters. That said, he has an uncanny ability to make hard contact on bad balls. He has reduced his strikeout rate the past two seasons (17.6% in 2018), but his 5.9 BB% from 2017 represents a career high. He's become an above-average defender in left field and improved on the basepaths (8-of-10 on stolen-base attempts). If his second-half decline was due more to injuries than an erosion of skills, Rosario could be set for a career year at age 27. That late-season fade should allow for a palatable price tag on draft day.
After an up-and-down first two seasons, Rosario fulfilled his promise as a power hitter last year and became Minnesota's everyday left fielder. He had always been a free swinger, but his success in 2017 was largely fueled by a significantly reduced strikeout rate (25.7 percent in 2016 to 18 percent last season). Rosario may never walk a ton, but he made strides in that department, upping his walk rate from 3.4 percent to 5.9 percent. His 27 home runs may look like an outlier, but his 16.4 percent HR/FB was near the median among everyday outfielders. He used to have decent speed, but was just 9-for-17 on stolen-base attempts, so he may not have the green light as much going forward. While he is trending away from being a contributor in steals, his improvements as a hitter give him a chance to continue being a positive contributor in batting average. His .290 average came with a .312 BABIP, well below his .325 career mark. Better luck in 2018 could negate his expected regression in that department.
Rosario began last season as the Twins' starting left fielder after a promising rookie year, but was sent to Triple-A in May after hitting just .200 with a .532 OPS. He bounced back there with an .881 OPS and returned to the majors in July. He then hit .305 with seven home runs and an .812 OPS over his last 60 games before a fractured thumb ended his season in mid-September. Rosario has promising power and decent speed, which gives him the potential to be an above-average defender. He is 16-for-24 (66.6 percent) on the bases against big league batteries, so he is not a major threat in that department, but will chip in a handful of steals over a full season. Unfortunately he doesn't draw walks (3.4 percent of plate appearances) and strikes out too often (25.7 percent). At age 25, he could improve significantly and add more consistency if he shows better command of the strike zone, and he's expected to begin the year with the starting left field job.
Rosario enters 2016 as a starting outfielder after a promising rookie season. Called from Triple-A in May, he got hot early, hitting .284 before the All-Star break to take over the starting left field job, although he got time at all three outfield positions. Rosario showed promising power with 13 home runs and 15 triples. He also added 11 stolen bases, showcasing the speed that also made him an above-average defender. Despite his initial success, there are some worrisome signs, as he drew just 13 walks (3.2 percent of plate appearances), struck out too often (24.9 percent) and had a high .335 BABIP. He'll need better command of the strike zone to sustain his early success. Nonetheless, Rosario will enter 2016 with a starting job in either left or right field.
Rosario missed the first two months of the 2014 season while serving a 50-game suspension for his second positive test for a drug of abuse, and he went on to bat just .243/.286/.387 in 87 games between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain. He did salvage his season to a certain extent by hitting .330/.345/.410 in the Arizona Fall League. Rosario had drawn walks at a decent rate but saw a sharp decline in 2015. He does make good contact and has shown good power through his minor league career. However, the off-field problems and a lackluster minor league season saw his prospect status take a hit. He also permanently moved to the outfield after playing second base the year before. While Rosario may not be viewed as a cornerstone of Minnesota's rebuilding effort, a strong start to the 2015 season could still see him in the majors this summer.
Rosario is one of Minnesota's best prospects after hitting .329/.377/.527 in 52 games at High-A Fort Myers and then .284/.330/.412 in 70 games at Double-A New Britain. He was moved to second base from the outfield for 2013, which should increase his chances to find a job with the Twins thin on infield talent. However, he had 14 errors at second base last year and it's not sure if he'll stay at the position. Rosario draws walks at a decent rate, makes good contact and has shown good power through his minor league career. He would have been a candidate to be called up early in 2014, but he was suspended 50 games by MLB for violating the minor league drug policy. He's appealing the suspension, but if it holds up, the missed time may hurt his development and will likely delay his debut with the Twins. He could still be with the team in September if the time off doesn't hurt him, and he may be Minnesota's starting second baseman or left fielder in 2015.
Rosario has become one of Minnesota's top prospects after hitting .296/.345/.482 at Low-A last season just age 20. Rosario missed six weeks after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but it did not seem to faze him as he had a .963 OPS after he returned. He draws walks at a decent rate, makes good contact and has shown good power through his minor league career. He moved to second base from the outfield last season, which could accelerate his advancement in a Minnesota organization devoid of strong middle-infield prospects. However, he made 15 errors in 65 games and it is not clear if his defense will be viable enough to keep him in the infield at higher levels. He will likely begin the season a High-A and could make an impact in the majors as early as 2014.
The 2010 fourth-round pick out of Puerto Rico crushed the ball for a second consecutive season in rookie ball, hitting .337/.397/.670 with 21 home runs for the Elizabethton Twins in the Rookie Appalachian League. The Twins moved to him second base during instructional league, which should enhance his fantasy value if he sticks in the infield. He's a rising prospect to grab in keeper leagues as a result.
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Dominant performance in Game 4
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 21, 2021
Rosario went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a triple, four RBI, three runs and a strikeout in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS.
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Provides two RBI off bench
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 12, 2021
Rosario went 1-for-3 with two RBI during the victory over the Brewers in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday.
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Out of Game 4 lineup
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 12, 2021
Rosario is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Brewers.
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Not in Thursday's lineup
OFAtlanta Braves  
September 23, 2021
Rosario will sit Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
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Solid follow-up to Sunday's cycle
OFAtlanta Braves  
September 21, 2021
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk Monday in Atlanta's 11-4 win over Arizona.
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