- Nov 21, 2005
My impression is that Rosario has a good defensive reputation, right? Not sure why there is such a big gap between the defensive metrics for last year.Not a terrible idea but Rosario graded out as a terrible shortstop last year by OAA (-10, particularly bad to his left/up the middle), but decently by DRS (+6).
His average was solid, but he never walks and he swings at a ton of pitches out of the zone, third-highest in MLB behind Javier Baez and Nick Castellanos.
Offensively, while he swings at everything, he doesn't strike out that much 16% K rate last year. He's not a perfect player but could be a solution to this newfound gap in the middle of the infield. I'd rather trade for a 27 year old with some upside than give Swanson a 10 year deal.