Rockies Top 5 Prospects: Number 2 Wilin Rosario
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In 2010, Wilin Rosario was putting together a solid season in the Texas League. Not only did he play in the 2010 Futures Game, but he was also a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star, the Texas League Player of the Month for July, a Texas League Post-Season All-Star, and a TOPPS Double-A All-Star. Unfortunately, it came to a premature end on August 3rd.
Rosario tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a rundown. Even with the surgery and the early end to his season Rosario still led the Drillers in home runs with 19. The total ranked 7th most in the Texas league despite only having 270 at-bats. He was also rewarded in November as the Rockies added him to the protected 40-man roster.
Most believe that Rosario could have seen time in the majors this season, but the knee injury more than likely set him back a year. He is a very rare talent, a catcher that excels both at and behind the plate. His raw power is a legitimate grade 70, and is capable of producing 20-30 home runs a year at the next level. Rosario will more than likely start out the season with the AAA affiliate Sky Sox, and if he progresses as anticipated he might have a chance to possibly end the season with the Rockies.