The Mets are promoting shortstop Amed Rosario to the major leagues, as Anthony DiComo of MLB.com first reported on Monday. He’s set to make his debut as the Mets face the Rockies on Colorado on Tuesday night.
The ascension of Rosario, 21, to the majors is considered by many to be long overdue, as he’s been on New York’s 40-man roster all year and is hitting .328/.367/.466 with seven homers in 425 plate appearances at Triple-A Las Vegas. Frustration has mounted recently as the Mets have shifted their Opening Day shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera to second and third base while installing 34-year-old Jose Reyes, who spent most of last season and the early part of this year at third, as their everyday shortstop, up until now choosing to resist the temptation to promote Rosario.
With Rosario now set to take over the shortstop position on a full-time basis, DiComo reports that Reyes, Cabrera, and Neil Walker will rotate around the infield. It’s likely that Walker will get all his reps at second base, as the only other position he’s played in the majors is third base, and he hasn’t played there since 2010.
Rosario is rated as the Mets’ best prospect by both MLB Pipeline and Baseball America. MLB Pipeline ranks him as the second-best prospect in baseball, while BA has him ranked fourth overall.