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Wilin Rosario | First Baseman | #20

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Wilin Rosario is close to an agreement with a Japanese team.
That team will be the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. Rosario had expressed a desire to return to Major League Baseball for the 2018 season, but he'll probably do better financially remaining in Asia. MLB clubs simply don't value free-swinging 1B/DH types like they used to. The 28-year-old former Rockies slugger batted .339/.414/.661 with 37 home runs and 111 RBI in 119 games this past season for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. He was a .273/.306/.473 hitter during his five years in Colorado. Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:09:00 AM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Wilin Rosario is seeking a return to Major League Baseball in 2018.

Rosario batted .321/.367/.593 with 33 homers in 2016 and .339/.414/.661 with 37 homers in 2017 while playing for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. He'll turn just 29 in February and has had some success at times in the majors, so it's possible some team will give Rosario a shot.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 03:38:00 PM

Wilin Rosario has re-signed with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization, per SB Nation's Chris Cotillo.

There was some thought that he might try to return to Major League Baseball, but Hanwha apparently made an agreeable offer. Rosario, 27, batted .321/.367/.593 with 33 home runs and 120 RBI in 127 games this past season in the power-friendly KBO.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:53:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Wilin Rosario has not ruled out a return to the KBO.

Rosario is said to be seeking a deal with a major league team after spending the 2016 season with the Hanwha Eagles, in the Korea Baseball Organization. However, should he be unable to find the requisite interest, Cotillo hears that he could return to the KBO in 2017. The 26-year-old backstop last played in the bigs back in 2015, when he hit .268/.295/.416 with six homers and 29 RBI over 231 at-bats with the Rockies.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 09:28:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Wilin Rosario is aiming to return to the majors after spending this past season in Korea.

Rosario ended up with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization after surprisingly failing to latch on with a major league team last offseason. He crushed the ball in the KBO, batting .321/.367/.593 with 33 homers and 120 RBI over 127 games. Still just 27, Rosario is a poor defensive catcher and is best cast as a part-time player, but he's always crushed lefties and should be able to find a fit with a major league club.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Jee-ho Yoo of Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports that Wilin Rosario has signed a $1.3 million contract with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization.

News first surfaced last week about Rosario agreeing to a deal with a team in the KBO, and now we have more details. Rosario is coming off a down season, but it's a surprise that he was unable to find a solid offer with a major league club. The soon-to-be 27-year-old has hit 71 homers over 447 career games and is a .319/.356/.604 hitter against left-handed pitching.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 08:53:00 AM

According to the Estrellas Orientales Baseball Club, Wilin Rosario has agreed to a deal with a team in the Korean Baseball Organization.

If true, it's surprising that the powerful 26-year-old couldn't find a deal stateside that was more suitable. Despite a disappointing 2015 season, Rosario is a career .273/.306/.473 hitter with 71 homers and 241 RBI in 447 games.
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Wilin Rosario has elected free agency.

Rosario cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but he was expected to test the open market rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A. The 26-year-old batted .268/.295/.416 with six home runs and 29 RBI over 87 games this past season, underwhelming numbers considering that he called Coors Field home. His catching days are over, but he should still generate some interest as a first baseman or DH-type.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Rockies designated C/1B Wilin Rosario for assignment.

It's a very surprising move, even though Rosario had fallen out of favor in Colorado and was due a raise this winter through arbitration. The 26-year-old slashed .273/.306/.473 with 71 homers in 447 games with the Rockies in his five seasons in Colorado. He should have plenty of suitors on the open market.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:25:00 PM

Willin Rosario told the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders that he's "good with it" if the Rockies want to trade him this off-season.

Prior to Thursday's game with the Diamondbacks, Rosario told the Post's Saunders "If they want to move me, I'm good with it. If it gives me a chance to play more, I'm fine with that." This season, the 26-year-old is slashing .272/.298/.421 with six homers and 29 RBI over 228 at-bats. Said Rosario, "It's not been a very exciting season for me, and now the season is almost over."
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Wilin Rosario hit his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Rosario finished 2-for-3 with a walk in the game, but the big hit was a solo shot off Bucs starter J.A. Happ in the second inning. The homer was Rosario's first since June 23. Now a part-time player, the 26-year-old is batting .267/.292/.419 in 81 games.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:38:00 AM

Wilin Rosario will catch Jorge De La Rosa's starts for the rest of the season.

It had been thought that the Rockies closed the book on Rosario as a catcher, but Nick Hundley's (neck) injury has changed plans. Rosario is also getting starts at first base against left-handers, so he's suddenly back on the fantasy radar.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 09:30:00 PM

Rockies recalled 1B Wilin Rosario from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Rosario slashed .273/.293/.426 in 69 games with the Rockies this season. He was sent down near the end of July, but sees another opportunity with the expansion of rosters. He hit five homers in 183 at-bats prior to his earlier demotion.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Rockies optioned 1B Wilin Rosario to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The move comes with odd timing given that Rosario is rumored to be on the trade block. The 26-year-old is batting just .273/.293/.426 in 69 games this season, but he does have some power and would make sense as a part-time DH for an American League team.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Wilin Rosario went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

His single was part of a five-run eighth inning as the Rockies came back to beat the Diamondbacks. On the strength of three straight multi-hit games, Rosario has pulled his batting average up from .270 to .302 for the year.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 07:02:00 PM

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