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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||435.00||19.00||.262||68.00||56.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||41||11||2|| .311|| .488|| .268|
|vs Greinke (Career)||9||1||0|| .222||.182||.111|
|vs RHP||278||70||5|| .293|| .363|| .252|
|Last 10 Games|
Rockies may carry three catchers on Opening Day roster
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) The Rockies are looking more and more like they will have a third catching option on their Opening Day roster, reports the Denver Post.
Wilin Rosario, considered the third catcher, is expected to make the roster, but also provide depth at first base behind Justin Morneau.
"Honestly, the way that it looks like it's heading, is if we carry the two catchers in Hundley and McKenry, then Rosario lines up now as that half half-catcher who plays first base," manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday before the Rockies played the White Sox."
Weiss cited having Rosario and Michael McKenry as flexibility off the bench, especially on offense.
"This allows you to pinch-hit a catcher during a game because you are protected, which is huge," he said. "The way we design our roster, most of the time, is that we are carrying 13 pitchers — with eight guys in the bullpen. That leaves us short on the bench.
"If you have a four-man bench and you can’t use your catcher — because you are afraid to lose your backup catcher — then you have a three-man bench. So you are really short-handed. Having a guy who can go behind the plate allows you to pinch-hit a catcher."
Rockies' Wilin Rosario to return Friday, Daniel Descalso few days away
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) Rockies manager Walt Weiss is expecting catcher/first baseman Wilin Rosario to return to the team on Friday, according to The Denver Post.
Rosario missed Tuesday's game and won't play Wednesday so that he can mourn the death of his grandfather.
Infielder Daniel Descalso is still expected to miss a few more days due to an oblique injury, Weiss said.
Rockies' Wilin Rosario getting comfortable at first base
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/15) Rockies catcher/first baseman Wilin Rosario said Wednesday that his work at first base has helped him to get in a rhythm when he gets behind the plate, MLB.com reports.
"The first couple days, I felt a little out of balance, but after I take ground balls and then catch again, I get in a rhythm," Rosario said. "Whatever I do at first helps me to catch. Because the soft hands you need at first are the same as when you're catching. I feel like it's better to play first and then catching, but once I get it, I don't think it'll be too much of a difference."
Rosario is expected to serve as a backup at both catcher and first base this season. He entered play Wednesday 5 for 14 with two home runs, both of which came in Tuesday's game.
Rockies' Wilin Rosario enjoying versatile role during spring training
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) Wilin Rosario won't be behind the plate for the Rockies as much this coming season.
But with Colorado wanting to utilize his offense — he's hit over .300 the past three seasons — the organization is doing what it can to get him plenty of at-bats. Therefore, with Nick Hundey at catcher, the Rockies are looking at Rosario to play catcher, first base and come off the bench as a pinch-hitter.
Though Rosario would like to prove he can be a solid catcher in the big leagues, he's enjoying his new role with the Rockies.
"This year is more simple," Rosario said, per MLB.com. "I ask my teammates how I look, and they say I look at lot different. It's not as much pressure as in the past. If I catch, I'm going to enjoy doing it. If I play first base, I'm going to enjoy doing it. It's just that I love to play."
Rockies' Wilin Rosario receives positive reviews at first base
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/3/15) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario received positive reviews after playing first base on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
Rosario showed off his athleticism, saving two possible errors during the appearance. The club is trying to work Rosario in at the position after signing Nick Hundley in the offseason. Rosario has been taking extra fielding practice at first during camp. Rosario is expected to see equal time at first and behind the plate this spring.
The 26-year-old hit .267/.305/.435 over 382 at-bats last year.
|2014 Summary: After experiencing a power decline in his sophomore season, Wilin Rosario seemed poised to raise his home run total in his third full year, but the 25-year-old just deepened his decline. After hitting 28 and 21 homers in his first two years as the Rockies' starting catcher, Rosario mustered just 13 last season. His power was sapped even more in the second half, when he hit four home runs in 146 at-bats, but on a positive note, Rosario became a much better contact hitter. After the All-Star Game, he struck out only 18 times and batted .301. Rosario ended 2014 with a .267 batting average, but with his lowest RBI (54) and run (46) totals as a full-timer, he ranked 14th in Fantasy points.|
Playing time status: Rosario appeared in only 106 games, as an experiment to have him play occasionally at first base never materialized. He also spent some time on the disabled list with a viral infection and a wrist injury. Rosario should increase his playing time, but a lack of a second position will limit his value.
2015 Outlook: Rosario seems far too young to have his best power-hitting days behind him, but he simply hasn't been hitting the ball as far the last two seasons. At least a slight rebound seems likely, and that would be enough to make Rosario a low-end No. 1 catcher in standard mixed leagues. That makes him a reasonable pick in the middle rounds of drafts in two-catcher formats.
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