MIGUEL ROSARIO
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: January 30, 1993
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 182
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent:
N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Rosario was 19 when he signed, which is late for a Dominican prospect.  He throws in the low-90s.

2012
DSL:  0-0-0, 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 6.2 IP, 2.7 BB/9, 8.1 K/9

Rosario got into just three games after signing.

2013
R:  1-1-0, 3.61 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 42.1 IP, 2.8 BB/9, 7.0 K/9

The Pirates moved Rosario up to the GCL despite his having almost no pro experience, so they probably see at least a little potential in him.  He pitched decently there, especially considering his lack of experience.  He started five games and relieved in ten.  He had some trouble with longballs, allowing five, and with left-handed batters, who hit .318 against him.  He was a strong groundball pitcher.  The ERA is a little misleading, as 12 of the 29 runs Rosario allowed were unearned.

2014
A-:  2-2-1, 3.27 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 44.0 IP, 3.9 BB/9, 9.4 K/9
A:  0-1-0, 6.14 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 7.1 IP, 4.9 BB/9, 7.4 K/9

Rosario opened the 2014 season in extended spring training, then spent the month of May at West Virginia, where he struggled a little.  The Pirates moved him to Jamestown when the NYPL season started and he pitched well in relief there, with a slightly high walk rate but very good K rate.  Overall, he held both left- and right-handed batters to an OPS below .590.

Rosario made progress in 2014 and, despite signing late, will be only 22 when the 2015 season opens.  He could start off at West Virginia or Bradenton.  He’ll be eligible for the Rule 5 draft after the season.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2018
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
December 11, 2011: Signed as an international free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.