After spending the first half of the season with the St. Lucie Mets, Amed Rosario is finally getting a promotion to Double-A Binghamton. Many evaluators didn’t expect Rosario to spend more than a few weeks in St. Lucie, just to keep him out of the early season cold weather in Binghamton. Instead, Rosario got 286 plate appearances in his second stop at High-A and hit .307/.357/.441 with three home runs, 13 steals, and a 136 wRC+. He started the FSL All-Star Game at shortstop.
Rosario will now get a chance to improve upon his Double-A numbers from last season, when he posted a -54 wRC+ in a very abbreviated sample (10 PA) at the end of the season. You can read more about Rosario in his profile from our top 25 pre-season prospect list. The jump to Double-A is the most informative and difficult move for prospects to make in the minor leagues, so watching Rosario’s progress will be very interesting.
Additionally, left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon and second baseman Vinny Siena will be promoted from the Single-A Columbia Fireflies A to High-A St. Lucie. Siena, a 2015 14th-round pick out of UConn, has hit .291/.435/.399 with no home runs and eight stolen bases for the Firelies. Conlon, another 2015 college draftee, dominated with a 1.84 ERA, 7.01 K/9, and 1.15 BB/9 over twelve starts. He started the SAL All-Star Game and even drew a comp to Jamie Moyer.