Monday, June 16, 2014

Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week: 2011 Topps Pro Debut #142 Eddie Rosario

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2011 Topps Pro Debut #142.
  • Player Name, position, team: Eddie Rosario, outfielder, GCL Twins.
  • Level-League, Team Affiliation: Rookie-Gulf Coast League, Minnesota Twins.
  • Minor League Stats (stats with team depicted only): 51 G, 194 AB, 34 R, 57 H, 9 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 22 SB, 16 BB, 28 SO, .438 SLG, .781 OPS, .294 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Twins #4th, June 2010. Bats: left. Throws: right.
  • Major League Debut: n/a.
  • Baseball America Organizational Ranking After Season with Team: Minnesota Twins #21 prospect after the 2010 season.
  • Blurb on the back: "Rosario had his supporters as Puerto Rico's top pure hitter in the 2010 draft, and his performance in his pro debut reinforced that assessment. Eddie put up a .294-5-26 line in 51 Gulf Coast League games while stealing a circuit-high 22 bases in 27 tries."
  • Official Topps Rookie Card: n/a.
  • Commentary: Eddie M. Rosario, at 22-years-old, still has a lot of opportunity to progress up the Twins' organizational ladder. An outfielder when he first made his pro debut, he also has had opportunities at second base. Rosario spent the 2011 campaign in the Appalachian League, playing for the Twins' affiliate in Elizabethton, Tennessee. With the E-Twins, Rosario hit for a .337 average, with 21 home runs, 60 rbi's, and an OPS of 1.068. In 2012, he spent his season with the Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League, and 2013 with both the Fort Myers Miracle (A-Florida) and New Britain Rock Cats (AA-Eastern). In both years his home run totals decreased, but his batting average remained above near .300. In 2014, Rosario is back with the Rock Cats after serving a 50-game suspension for his second violation of baseball's drug policy.
Next week's featured card will be: 2010 Topps Pro Debut #340. Post will arrive at 9:00 AM CST. Hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Minor League Monday.


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