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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 manager Weiss: I won't carry three pure catchers on roster
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) Rockies manager Walt Weiss made it clear that he won't carry three pure catchers on the 25-man active roster, and told reporters that Wilin Rosario is "serviceable" as a backup first baseman option, per the Denver Post.
"I don't think it can be strictly three catchers," Weiss said. "Somebody is going to have to be more versatile than just a catcher. I don't envision carrying three catchers only.
"Obviously, you are talking about Wilin at first base. I think he's going to be very serviceable over there and the more things he can do, the better it is for us."
With Nick Hundley likely slated to serve as the club's No. 2 catcher behind Rosario, Michael McKenry appears destined to start the year in the minors, barring a trade before opening day.
Report: Rockies C Nick Hundley projected to start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/17/15) Rockies catcher Nick Hundley is expected to serve as the team's starter behind the plate and is projected to bat eighth, according to MLB.com.
"Last year was a great move for my career, getting to Baltimore and having to learn people on the fly," Hundley said Tuesday morning after catching the bullpen sessions of several pitchers, per MLB.com. "It prepared me for this situation. At the same time, I've never been in action with these guys yet. Getting down here early, catching bullpens, talking is invaluable for us."
Hundley signed a two-year, $6.25-million contract with Colorado in January, and the addition is expected to push incumbent Wilin Rosario into a reserve role. Rosario has also been working out at first base and in the outfield and could be a regular option against left-handed pitching.
Hundley isn't looking to make waves by trying to make his new pitching staff adjust to him.
"It's my job to get acclimated to them, not their job to get acclimated to me," Hundley said. "These guys have had success at the big league level. It's not my job to be a pitching coach and change anybody. If I come in and start talking about mechanical adjustments after catching 10 pitches, you're going to lose credibility really quick. I'm here to catch these guys and get the most out of them, but it starts with being quiet and learning."
Hundley hit .243/.273/.358 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 218 at-bats with the Padres and Orioles in 2014. Rosario hit .267/.305/.435 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 382 at-bats with the Rockies last season.
Weiss: Rockies have no doubts Rosario can be 'functional' at 1B
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/9/15) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has worked this offseason on making the transition from primarily playing at catcher to also playing at first base and in the outfield. The updates from the Rockies have been positive, and manager Walt Weiss delivered another encouraging update Monday.
"We still see him as a catcher first, but we're trying to make him functional at first," Weiss told MLB Network Radio. "We don't have any doubt he'll do that."
Rockies confident catcher Wilin Rosario can play 1B, OF
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/21/15) Rockies general manager Jeff Birdich said the team is confident catcher Wilin Rosario can make the transition from playing primarily at catcher to also playing at first base and in the outfield, according to The Denver Post.
“I think Wilin has the athletic ability to do this, and he certainly has the work ethic,” Bridich said.
|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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