Before the first pitch was even thrown in the game, Amed Rosario was the focal point of the Triple-A All Star Game.
From the outset of the broadcast, the announcers from MLB Network, Jim Callis, Billy Ripken, and Paul Severino questioned why Rosario wasn’t on the Mets major league roster yet. Rosario would quickly show everyone why many were in disbelief Rosario was in Triple-A.
In the first at-bat of the game, Braves second base prospect Ozzie Albies popped the ball up to medium depth left field. Rosario ventured deep out to left field, and he was in position to catch the ball. He would’ve caught it too had he not been called off by the left fielder.
At the plate, Rosario was not as dazzling going 0-4. Still, he left an impression. After a third inning fielder’s choice, Rosario stole second base. The stolen base was all the more impressive when you consider it came against Rays prospect Mike Marjama, who has throw out 48% of base stealers this year.
Overall, Rosario would play the entire game for the winning Pacific Coast League All Stars.
In the 6-4 game, Nunez was the MVP for the Pacific Coast League, and Richie Shaffer was the MVP of the International League.
While Nunez and Shaffer were the MVPs, the 51s lone All Star, Amed Rosario was on the forefront of everyone’s mind. In that nine inning game, Rosario showed everyone why he’s a top prospect. Even on a down night, he showed everyone why he will be a terrific player for the Mets.