JULIO ROSARIO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 5, 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Rosario signed with the Pirates just after he turned 16.  He got a bonus of $125,000, which by Pirates standards is a moderate amount for a pitcher.  He sits at 90 mph from a 3/4 arm angle, which gives him good arm-side run.

2017
DSL:  1-2-0, 9.25 ERA, 2.18 WHIP, 24.1 IP, 9.6 BB/9, 5.9 K/9

Pitching mostly in relief, Rosario had a very rough debut.  His biggest problem was an inability to throw strikes.

2018
DSL:  3-4-3, 3.09 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 35.0 IP, 3.1 BB/9, 10.5 K/9

Rosario went back to the DSL and pitched strictly in relief.  He improved dramatically, with great walk and K rates, and just a .552 OPS.  He held left-handed batters to just a .501 OPS.

2019
R:  0-0-0, 6.04 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 22.1 IP, 6.4 BB/9, 6.0 K/9

Rosario pitched in relief in the GCL and struggled, walking more than he struck out.

Rosario will be somewhere in short season ball in 2020.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2017
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2020
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2016: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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