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NFT: Keith Law: Rosario #1 Prospect in Baseball: Midseason

pjcas18 : 7/13/2017 5:13 pm
he also had Rosario #1 pre-season and had this to say (I did not see the rest of Law's list).

Thing about Law is everyone thinks he hates their team, many Mets fans say he's a notorious Mets hater, but I think he's been fair to the Mets, over the top with the Red Sox and otherwise I have no idea.


Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario is the best prospect in baseball, according to Keith Law of ESPN's midseason Top 50 prospects list.

Rosario was also ranked No. 1 by Law on his list at the beginning of the season, and was ranked No. 3 in January.

"Rosario remains on top as he rots in Triple-A", writes Law, "and he'll be there until Godot shows up to call him to the majors, I guess, even with the Mets getting a composite .240/.313/.409 line from their shortstops along with below-average defense."......

Law wrote earlier this season that Rosario "has MVP potential as a true shortstop who will be above average defensively and projects to hit .300 with some walks and power."

Rosario, 21, is hitting .327 with a .365 OBP and .474 SLG with seven HR, 16 doubles, seven triples, 16 stolen bases, 55 runs scored, and 52 RBI in 83 games this season for Triple-A Las Vegas......

If someone has seen the list (I assume it's behind ESPN pay wall) if not please post.
Again. You aren't going any where this season  
Rflairr : 7/13/2017 5:29 pm : link
It makes NO sense to continue to play a 34 yr old Jose Reyes
everyday instead of this kid.

Let him take his lumps now
Jay on the Island : 7/13/2017 6:40 pm : link
I believe most fan bases feel Law hates their favorite team. The truth is that Law is the best in the media at what he does.
He's excessively snarky  
Ten Ton Hammer : 7/13/2017 6:43 pm : link
which I absolutely can't stand in media personalities.
RE: He's excessively snarky  
pjcas18 : 7/13/2017 6:46 pm : link
In comment 13527690 Ten Ton Hammer said:
which I absolutely can't stand in media personalities.

He used to be way worse. the most snark I see from him now is when Mets fans question him about Tebow. It's become comical because fans are 100% (I hope) trolling him.

He used to just be a giant douche to everyone, now most innocuous questions are met with what seem like genuine replies, snarkiness is reserved for when it's warranted at least on twitter.

I hate the fact his content is behind a pay wall, and I hate that ESPN still has a pay wall, I refuse to pay for content like that even if I respect Law's opinions.
RE: He's excessively snarky  
Jay on the Island : 7/13/2017 7:37 pm : link
In comment 13527690 Ten Ton Hammer said:
which I absolutely can't stand in media personalities.

He sure is but I still value his opinion over any other prospect analyst.
Keith Law's #9 overall prospect  
Jay on the Island : 7/13/2017 8:00 pm : link
19 year old CF Ronald Acuna was just promoted to AAA this morning and he just hit a homerun in his first game in AAA just as he did earlier in the season in his first game in AA. This kid is going to be a superstar.
NY Notables  
ManningLobsItBurressAlone : 7/13/2017 8:09 pm : link
1) Rosario
2) Torres
23) Dom Smith

Devers, Robles and Jimenez round out the top 5.
I've seen Rosario six times this year at Cashman Field  
BocaGene : 7/13/2017 8:18 pm : link
My wife & I have great seats. Section 12, E 1 & 2. This is where the scouts are. Great for watching the Matz, Thor, Degrom, Montero kids growing up.

I continue to be underwhelmed by Rosario. Understand that I want him to be a superstar, but, so far, I just don't see it.

IMHO, as a former SS meself, his fielding is below average/average. Jose Rondon of the El Paso/Sand Diego team is a slick Ozzie kind of SS who cannot hit. Seeing Rondon & Rosario on the same field was laughable that night.

Rondon does not double clutch...Rosario does.
Rondon's transfer is so smooth, so fast...Rosario's is not.
Rondon's arm is a cannon...Rosario's is OK and thankfully D. Smith bails him out all the time.
Rondon as a double guy is so good. I can't say about Rosario as the horrible pitching of the 51's this year does not induce many DP least in the games I'v seen.

We were there for July 4 game. Guy goes 1st to third on ball hit to CF...Rosario receives a good cutoff throw, whirls and fires a short hop throw to 3rd that eats up the third baseman. This was from 150 ish feet.

Later in game, a soft line drive to Rosario's glove side head high...he makes the latest reaction to catch it. I was flabbergasted. I mean I am almost 69 years old and I am damn sure I would have reacted faster than he did.

On to hitting, well I think his hitting is more advanced than his fielding at this point. Is it enough to play MLB...not sure of that either.

To balance this, I saw Nolan Aranado play at Cashman and it was obvious at first glance that he was a major leaguer, both in the field and at bat.

I really like Dom Smith progression this year even though he has packed on weight since the beginning of the season; but, he has also played much better. He can really field. I don't think he is six foot tall, which is something else as a first baseman, target-wise.

As to the Mets bringing him up, I say do it now, not September. A cup of coffee NOW may be beneficial to Amed...maybe he is a little bored at AAA. I really want him to succeed.
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