EMILSON ROSADO, THIRD BASEMAN
|Born: February 11, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Rosado is a big third baseman who, at least in the very early stages, is reminiscent of Edwin Espinal. He appears to have a good bat and may or may not develop power. He doesn’t run well and there could be some conditioning issues.
Rosado hit well in his debut, although with a very high K rate and only modest gap power. For some reason, he had almost no at-bats — just 22 — against LHPs, so there’s nothing useful that can be said about his platoon split. Rosado played third exclusively, committing 14 errors for a fielding percentage of .878. That’s obviously not good, but it’s not unusual for the level.
Rosado went initially to West Virginia until the draftees arrived, then went to the GCL. He split his time there between first and third, and served a little as DH. He struggled defensively at third, with an .860 fielding percentage. He also had trouble making contact at the plate, although he showed more power than the previous year.
With Bristol and West Virginia likely to be eliminated, it’s not easy to see where Rosado will be assigned in 2021.
|2021: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $135,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 3, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.