YORDI ROSARIO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: January 30, 1999
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Chicago White Sox
How Acquired: Trade (from White Sox for Ivan Nova)
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Rosario throws a fastball that ranges from 86-91, or 88-92, touching 93 or 94, depending on your source. By the end of the 2019 season, he was throwing 93 mph, with a slider and curve. He’s shown good control for his age and experience level. The Pirates acquired him, along with some international slot money, for Ivan Nova.
Rosario appeared mainly as a starter in his debut, although he didn’t throw a lot of innings typically. He struggled across the board.
The Sox sent Rosario back to the DSL and he made considerable progress over 14 starts. Opponents had just a .562 OPS against him.
Despite his progress the previous season, Chicago initially sent Rosario back to the DSL for a third season. He continued to make progress there, with a very high K rate. He eventually moved up to the Arizona League for six games, four of them starts. He had more trouble there, but continued to put up very good walk and K rates.
Rosario pitched in relief for Bristol, putting up very strong walk and K rates. He was extremely tough on right-handed hitters, holding them to a .554 OPS. Left-handed hitters had a .731 figure.
Rosario could get a shot at full season ball in 2020.
|2020: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|February 29, 2016: Signed by the Chicago White Sox as an international free agent.
December 11, 2018: Traded by the Chicago White Sox with $500,000 in international slot money to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ivan Nova.