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Wilin Rosario | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 20 - 8:25 PM

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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 catcher 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
Oct 2 - 10:08 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.
Sep 23 - 1:38 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.
Sep 14 - 9:30 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.
Sep 1 - 1:27 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.
Jul 28 - 4:52 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.
Jun 25 - 7:02 PM

Wilin Rosario homered twice Saturday in the Rockies' 10-5 rout of the Marlins.

Rosario hit an RBI single and scored in the first inning and then slugged solo shots in the third and fourth, finishing 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. The 26-year-old has a respectable .848 OPS with four home runs and 12 RBI in 33 games this season. He was making a rare start Saturday against a right-hander and has probably earned himself more playing time. Justin Morneau remains sidelined with a concussion.
Jun 6 - 8:46 PM

Wilin Rosario went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Rosario had just been called up on May 8 and he made a game effort of it against Clayton Kershaw, nothing an RBI single in the fourth inning. Rosario's not going to see a ton of playing time, but he should get his share of at-bats against southpaws.
May 10 - 8:16 PM

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

Rosario had five hits -- including a homer -- in 14 at-bats earlier this season for the Rockies, but they sent him down because he just wasn't getting enough playing time. He wouldn't appear to be in line for any more starts this time around, likely getting some playing time versus lefties.
May 8 - 5:13 PM

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

Rosario wasn't getting much playing time and the Rockies needed bullpen help, so he was asked to pack his bags Wednesday and head for the farm. The 26-year-old has been on a steady decline since exploding onto the scene in 2012 with 28 home runs. He'll be the everyday first baseman for Albuquerque, though it shouldn't be too long of a stay for him there.
Apr 22 - 5:50 PM

After going the first 27 innings of the season without an at-bat, Wilin Rosario delivered a pinch-hit homer off Francisco Rodriguez in the 10th inning Wednesday to propel the Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Brewers.

Rosario is a third catcher and occasional first baseman against left-handers at the moment, so even though his fantasy upside is intact, he's not going to give owners much of anything until someone ahead of him gets hurt. At least pinch-hitting seems to suit him; he's 10-for-30 with two homers lifetime.
Apr 9 - 12:10 AM

Wilin Rosario had a nice day at the dish on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored as the Rockies topped the White Sox 7-6 in Cactus League play.

He also plated a run with an RBI single as part of a six-run uprising in the fifth inning. Rosario got the start behind the plate in this one, but it appears that his time there will be limited in 2015. He'll share time between there, the corner outfield and first base, leaving his playing time projections as a major wild card heading into the season.
Mar 24 - 8:43 PM

Wilin Rosario will get some work at first base in the Rockies' intrasquad game on Tuesday.

The Rockies intend to use Rosario less behind the plate in 2015. They'll get him into the lineup by putting him at first base or in the outfield. Rosario has 25-homer potential and the less-taxing work at his new positions may help him rack up the counting stats during the year.
Mar 3 - 9:29 AM

Wilin Rosario lost his arbitration case against the Rockies and will make $2.8 million in 2015.

Rosario requested $3.3 million when figures were exchanged last month, but the three-person panel of arbitrators ultimately ruled in the Rockies' favor. The 25-year-old didn't have the best case after regressing to the tune of a .267/.305/.435 batting line last season while continuing to be a liability behind the plate. While he's not completely done catching, the Rockies plan to give him more time at other positions this year.
Feb 18 - 3:05 PM