HENRRY ROSARIO
CENTER FIELDER
Born: April 5, 1993
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
How Acquired: Int’l Free Agent, 2011
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Rosario is an outfielder with a good arm, good speed and some power potential, despite his size.  He didn’t hit a great deal in his first one and a half years in the DSL, but the Pirates promoted him to the GCL in late July 2013.  It’s unusual to see mid-season promotions from the Latin American summer leagues, but the Pirates may have felt the GCL team needed an outfielder after Luis Urena was promoted to West Virginia.  He was on the old side for a Dominican prospect when he signed.

2012
DSL:  226/349/378, 164 AB, 6 2B, 5 3B, 3 HR, 29 BB, 44 K, 6-15 SB

Rosario played center more or less regularly, recording ten assists.  He showed some power and drew a lot of walks, but had trouble making contact.

2013
DSL:  200/333/360, 75 AB, 1 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 14 BB, 20 K, 3-4 SB
R:  178/260/178, 45 AB, 5 BB, 10 K, 2-3 SB

Rosario’s playing time decreased and he moved primarily to right, with the presence of Michael De La Cruz in center.  He didn’t hit as well and continued to walk and strike out at about the same rate.  The Pirates moved him up to the GCL after some promotions left the team short on outfielders.  He played some in both right and center, and did little offensively other than draw a few walks.

Given his age, performance, and the fact that he wasn’t playing regularly when he was promoted, it seems likely that Rosario will be a lower level organizational player rather than a prospect.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2018
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
December 11, 2011: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.