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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
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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

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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

The Rockies and Wilin Rosario should learn the decision of their arbitration hearing on Wednesday.

Rosario requested a $3.3 million for 2015 and was offered $2.8 million from the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged last month and were unable to reach an agreement before a hearing. The three-person panel of arbitrators will pick one salary or the other.
Feb 18 - 11:39 AM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday that he believes Wilin Rosario "will be very functional" at first base.

Rosario has been working out at both first base and the corner outfield spots this winter. Although the Rockies say they're not completely giving up on him as a catcher, he could wind up receiving more at-bats at other positions. Rosario saw his home run total drop to 13 last season.
Feb 9 - 8:48 PM

Wilin Rosario spent a week at the Rockies' spring training facility earlier this offseason working on his defense at first base and the corner outfield.

And he's brought what he learned back to the club's facility in the Dominican Republic, where he'll work out until it's time to report to spring training next month. Rosario has proven to be a terrible defensive catcher and won't get nearly as many starts behind the plate for Colorado in 2015. But he should still get enough at-bats (playing other positions) to generate decent power totals. The 25-year-old has averaged 29 homers and 95 RBI for every 162 games over the course of his young career.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 22 - 10:14 AM

Wilin Rosario requested $3.3 million and was offered $2.8 million from the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged.

With the two sides being so close already, they shouldn't have much difficulty meeting somewhere in the middle. The 25-year-old Rosario is coming off a disappointing 2014 season where he slashed just .267/.305/.435 with 13 homers and 54 RBI in 382 at-bats. His days behind the plate may be numbered, and there have been rumblings that the Rockies are trying to move him before the season begins.
Jan 17 - 12:55 AM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said Monday that Wilin Rosario could play some first base on occasion and serve as a right-handed bat off the bench.

The Rockies have Nick Hundley and Michael McKenry in place as their new catching tandem, so many have assumed that Rosario will be traded, but Bridich hasn't heard a satisfactory offer and still thinks there could be a role for him on the roster. Rosario has failed to progress behind the plate and the Rockies already have Justin Morneau at first base, so the opportunities could be limited if he sticks around.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 6 - 9:23 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rockies won't deal Wilin Rosario unless they are "overwhelmed."

The Rockies have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Nick Hundley, which is just the latest sign that the club is prepared to move on from Rosario. However, Crasnick writes that it doesn't necessarily mean that he's a goner. We're highly skeptical about that, as the Rockies are probably trying to maintain leverage in trade talks, but they obviously haven't heard an offer to their liking so far.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
3Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Tyler Chatwood
7Jordan Lyles
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3LaTroy Hawkins
4Rafael Betancourt
5Christian Friedrich
6Brooks Brown
7Scott Oberg
8Ken Roberts
9Tommy Kahnle
10Adam Ottavino
11Justin Miller
12Christian Bergman