by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario homered for the second time in three games and had his third-straight multi-hit game Saturday against the Giants. After opening May with a .100 average (4 for 40), no home runs or RBI in 11 games, Rosario is batting .429 (6 for 14) with two home runs and seven RBI in his last three.
Wilin Rosario lifts off vs. Giants
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario enjoyed another solid night at the plate as he launched his eighth home run of the season Thursday night against the Giants.
Rosario unleashed a three-run home run in the third off starter Matt Cain which gave the Rockies an early 6-0 lead. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI in an 8-6 defeat.
Rosario is hitting .274 with eight home runs and 22 RBI in 124 at-bats.
Wilin Rosario all kinds of awesome
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/30/2013) With a .342 average, seven home runs, and three steals, Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario is currently in second among all catchers in Fanatsy points, with 80. This is coming in the heels of a 2012 season in which Rosario hit 28 home runs in just 396 at-bats.
The 24-year-old has no competition for at-bats, and is hitting in a lineup that includes oft-injured but currently healthy(ish) sluggers Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. It's been just one month, but Rosario is looking like a legitimate contender to the Top Catcher title currently shared by Buster Bosey and Carlos Santana. Even if Rosario ends up at .280 on the season, it's still possible to see 30-35 home runs by the time October rolls around.
Hitting coach compares Wilin Rosario to Manny Ramirez
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario continued his surge at the plate Monday against the Dodgers, homering for the third time in four games. Rosario finished 3 for 4 with one double, one walk, three runs and three RBI.
Rosario already has seven home runs and 19 RBI in 22 games. He's batting .350 with a .650 slugging percentage and 1.023 OPS. He's off to such a great start that former Rockies slugger and first-year hitting coach Dante Bichette heaped a ton of praise on the 24-year-old catcher.
"He's got a chance to be one of the greats," Bichette told Yahoo! Sports. "I hate to throw that on him but he's got a lot of wisdom for a young kid. Really, there's some wisdom behind everything he does. When I watch his game, I see a young Manny Ramirez-type hitter."
Wilin Rosario belts sixth homer
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario belted his second home run in as many days against the Diamondbacks Saturday night.
Rosario took reliever Brad Ziegler deep for a solo home run in the sixth inning. He also added two singles and finished 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 3-2 defeat in extras.
Rosario has gone 5 for 8 with two home runs over his last two games. He is hitting 333 with six homers and 16 RBI in 72 at-bats.
Wilin Rosario up to 14 RBI
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario added to his RBI total in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves. He drove in Troy Tulowitzki with a groundout in the second inning and also singled to finish 1 for 4. The 24-year-old was thrown out trying to steal second base in the ninth.
Rosario is batting .298 with four homers, 14 RBI and three stolen bases.
Wilin Rosario leading all NL catchers in strikeouts
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario went 1 for 5 in his team's 11-3 win over the Mets Thursday, driving in two runs and scoring one. He also struck out twice, giving him 15 strikeouts in 46 at-bats this year.
Rosario's strikeout total leads all National League catchers this season but he's managed to hit .326/.354/.587 with four home runs in 48 plate appearances.
Wilin Rosario stepping up his game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has made significant strides on both offense and defense early in his second season, and both skills have been on display recently.
Rosario slugged his fourth home run of the season Saturday against the Padres, the exclamation point on a 4-for-5 day. He drove in three runs and scored one more, while also throwing out the only base runner who tried to steal against him in a 9-5 win.
Rosario struggled in the team's previous game offensively, but threw out two runners. He has now caught five of the first seven baserunners who have attempted to steal a base against him this season, a feature of his game he takes great pride in.
"That's one of the best experiences I can have," Rosario told MLB.com prior to Saturday's game. "I want to be a winner. Not every time are you going to hit. The only thing you can control is your glove -- catching everything, blocking balls, stopping runners."
Rosario is batting .361 with four home runs and 11 runs driven in 36 at bats on the season.
Wilin Rosario shows off some speed
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has gotten off to a solid start with the bat and was able to show another dimension of his game on Tuesday night against the Giants.
Along with going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, he also stole his first two bases.
"I can run a little bit, and I take advantage," Rosario told MLB.com Wednesday. "Sometimes they get a little comfortable on the mound, and I get the advantage."
Rosario stole just four bases in 117 games in the majors last season and sees himself surpassing that number this year.
"I don't know, because the year, it's just starting right now," Rosario said. "Maybe 10. Maybe nine."
Wilin Rosario breaks game open
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario enjoyed another solid performance as he belted his third home run of the season during Sunday's series finale against the Padres.
Rosario took Anthony Bass deep in the seventh inning for a three-run shot. It was his third home run in the last four games. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and four RBI in a 9-1 victory. Rosario is hitting .368/.400/.842 with four RBI through his first five games.
Wilin Rosario supplies power again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario continued his hot start Friday against the Padres, as he homered for the second game in a row.
Rosario went 1 for 3 in the game, taking Jason Marquis deep for a solo shot in the fourth inning. He struck out once, finishing with one RBI and one run scored in a 5-2 win. His batting average fell to .500.
Wilin Rosario moves up in lineup, homers
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) After sitting out the night before, Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario returned to the lineup Wednesday night against the Brewers. He was moved up from seventh to fifth in the lineup and the move paid dividends right away.
Rosario hit a two-run homer off Wily Peralta in his first at-bat.
"Wilin is a middle-of-the-lineup guy," manager Walt Weiss told MLB.com before the game. "In our lineup, there are times he'll hit as low as seventh, but those guys at five, six and seven are going to float a little bit. Wilin has tremendous power and is going to be a real good hitter in this league, not only power-wise. He's going to hit for a high average throughout his career."
Wilin Rosario doesn't catch Jorge De La Rosa
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario didn't get the start on Tuesday in the team's second game of the season against the Brewers. With Jorge De La Rosa on the mound, Yorvit Torrealba, who is expected to be paired with De La Rosa this season, was behind the plate.
Rosario got off to a good start in Monday's game, going 2 for 4 with two singles and a strikeout to start off at .500. The 24-year-old, expected to be the every-day catcher for the most part this season, was solid this spring with a .370 average, four homers and 12 RBI over 46 at-bats.
Wilin Rosario dominates right-handers during spring
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has posted great numbers this spring but has been particularly effective against right-handers. He has a .457/.487/.914 line in 35 plate appearances against righties that includes all four of his spring home runs.
Rosario struggled against right-handers during his breakout 2012 season, hitting just .239/.286/.440 in 308 plate appearances against them while hitting half of his 28 home runs in just 118 plate appearanes against lefties. Continued gains against right-handed pitching would go a long way toward making Rosario a complete hitter at the plate.
Wilin Rosario making push up rankings?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Is it time yet to make the argument for the Rockies' Wilin Rosario to be the fourth-highest drafted catcher behind Buster Posey, Carlos Santana and Joe Mauer? Maybe.
Currently, Rosario is the seventh-highest drafted catcher in Head-to-Head and Rotisserie formats, also trailing Matt Wieters, Yadier Molina and Mike Napoli. Rosario is clearly in the same tier as those Fantasy catchers, but so you could make the argument he could lead the group, especially after the fact he's putting together another strong spring. Rosario is batting .361 (13 for 36) with three doubles, four homers and nine RBI in 13 games.
It's not like Wieters, Molina or Napoli are having poor springs but the case I want to make here is that I feel all four of these catchers in this tier are tightly grouped, so if you walk away getting any of these four catchers, then feel confident. I obviously love Rosario's upside, especially with his power, but I think his current Fantasy value is spot on.
Rosario perfect at the plate
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) Colorado catcher Wilin Rosario, who was pulled from Monday's game due to lower back stiffness, returned to Cactus League action Wednesday against the Padres. Rosario started behind the plate and went 3 for 3 at the dish with a double. He scored a run and is batting .500 on the spring thus far.
Rosario pulled with back issue
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario was scratched from Monday's spring lineup against the Rangers because of lower back stiffness. It's being considered a precautionary move. Rosario reported the problem after batting practice, according to MLB.com.
Rosario works on defense
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) There's no denying Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario is a good power hitter. New hitting coach Dante Bichette, who was a good power hitter during his playing days, has taken notice this spring. "I heard he's got power. Oh, my gosh, he's got power!" Bichette said after watching Rosario take batting practice, per The Denver Post. Now all Rosario needs to do is work on improving his defense. First-year manager Walt Weiss said Rosario is capable of being a "frontline catcher." "He's got the all-around skills to be a star," Weiss said.