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Wilin Rosario | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jan 22 - 10:14 AM
Source: Denver Post

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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

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies and Rangers "continue to have discussions" about Wilin Rosario.

The Rockies have essentially given up on Rosario catching and want to deal him, and the Rangers make a lot of sense as a trade partner. Texas has a need for right-handed power and could use Rosario as a corner outfielder, designated hitter or catcher (or all three). Rosario is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:04:00 PM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich indicated Monday that Wilin Rosario is drawing more trade interest from American League clubs.

It make sense, as Rosario is a poor defensive catcher and could be better off as a designated hitter and part-time first baseman. Thomas Harding of MLB.com speculates that the Rangers could be a fit. Rosario batted .267/.305/.435 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI over 106 games this past season and is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:57:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies are trying to trade Wilin Rosario.

It appears that they've finally decided Rosario is no longer a real option at catcher. Rosenthal says the club considered sending Rosario to Triple-A last season to try him out as a right fielder, but they could instead just decided to deal him, possibly to the American League. Rosario has hit 62 homers over the last three seasons and is just now reaching arbitration eligibility, so there should be some interest.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:01:00 PM

Wilin Rosario clubbed his 13th home run as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The hard-hitting backstop was a tremendous disappointment at the plate this season, hitting .267/.305/.435 with 13 homers and 54 RBI in his 106 games. As far as his prospects moving forward, it's encouraging to note that he hit three of his home runs and drove home 11 runs in his final 11 games.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Wilin Rosario went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored as the Rockies completed a four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks with Sunday's 8-3 win.

Rosario was the man on the spot for the Rockies, scoring runs in the third, fifth and seventh innings. Rosario is red hot in recent games, hitting .700 (14-for-20) with two home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored in the past five games. The unconscious stretch has his overall line up to .273/.310/.440 as he attempts to salvage a largely pedestrian season.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Wilin Rosario sent the Rockies home happy, clubbing a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

The Rockies had chipped away at the Diamondbacks' five-run lead, scoring twice in the sixth and twice in the eighth to make it 6-5. With two outs and a man on, Rosario took advantage of an Addison Reed offering, sending a 387-foot blast to left-center. The catcher, who finished 4-for-5 on the evening, now has 12 homers on the season with 51 RBI and a .265/.301/.432 slash line.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Wilin Rosario went 3-for-4 and homered against the Dodgers on Monday.

It's worth wondering what's in store for Rosario after his disappointing offensive season; despite all of his success in 2012 and 2013, the Rockies tried to sign Brian McCann last winter with the idea of moving Rosario out from behind the plate. There won't really be anywhere to move Rosario this winter, so he'll either remain a catcher or possibly get traded. It'd be a case of selling low for the Rockies, though.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:30:00 AM

Rockies activated C Wilin Rosario from the 15-day disabled list.

Rosario missed the last two weeks of action with left wrist inflammation. Michael McKenry played well while Rosario was out, but Rosario should return to playing pretty much every day.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Rockies placed C Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 23, with left wrist inflammation.

Rosario wasn't making swift enough progress from his sore left wrist, but it's not believed to be a major injury and he should be ready to return as soon as he is eligible. Rosario owns a disappointing .687 OPS with 10 home runs and 43 RBI in 91 games this year. He had an .801 OPS, 21 homers, and 79 RBI in 121 games last year.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Wilin Rosario (wrist) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Monday.

Rosario has now missed the last three games with a sore wrist. He had been slated to test things out in the batting cage on Monday, but it apparently didn't go well enough for the backstop to return to action. Michael McKenry is catching for the Rockies again on Monday.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Wilin Rosario (wrist) will hit in the batting cages on Monday, and if all goes well will return to the Rockies starting lineup.

The slugging backstop has been bothered by the injury throughout the weekend, conceding playing time to Michael McKenry behind the dish. Fantasy owners should expect him back early in the week.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Audry Perez
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
3Rafael Ynoa
4Omar Quintanilla
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6David Hale
7Yohan Flande
8Tyler Chatwood
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Boone Logan
5Tommy Kahnle
6Brooks Brown
7Franklin Morales
8Christian Friedrich
9Jairo Diaz
10Buddy Boshers
11Rafael Betancourt