Amed Rosario has finally gotten the promotion we have been calling for since April. The 20 year old All Star hit .309/.359/.442 in 66 games for St. Lucie with three HR and 40 RBI. He departs the Florida State League leading league in hits and triples, second in RBI, third in total bases, and ninth in OPS.
Greatly improving his approach at the plate without losing his aggressiveness. He has answered critics with consistent hard contact this season, and carrying his aggressiveness to the base paths with a career high 13 SB thus far. His defense has been spectacular and improved with each season.
The consensus top prospect in the organization signed in 2012 for $1.75 million. The largest bonus given to a Dominican born player during that signing period. An aggressive move by the Mets front office that took up 60% of that years bonus pool, and the first of the million dollar signings that have followed. The promotion makes him currently the youngest player in the Eastern League.
He joins a Binghamton lineup that desperately needs an injection of talent. The Binghamton Mets currently rank near the bottom in almost every statistical category, including last in HR, SLG %, and OPS. In a recent game, it was evident that teams were giving Dominic Smith the don’t let him beat you approach when at the plate. This promotion should help with that.
His promotion will move defensive wizard Luis Guillorme back to his natural SS. Taking his place in the St. Lucie lineup and in the infield is SAL All Star Vinny Siena. Who was hitting .291 with a .435 OBP atop the Columbia Fireflies lineup.
Also promoted to the FSL was fellow Fireflies All-Star P.J. Conlon, (8-1, .191 ERA) who dominated the SAL. Showing superior secondary stuff compared to what the league normally sees.
We at MMN would like to congratulate the players on well earned promotions.