The Twins spent the 135th overall pick on Eddie Rosario.
Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.
Eddie Rosario Position: OF School: Rafael Lopez Landron HS State: PR Height: 6’1’’ Weight: 170
Bats: L Throws: R Birth Date: 9/2/91 Seiler Rating: 1C2 Commitment: None
Eddie Rosario is a strong-hitting high school outfielder from Rafael Lopez Landron High School in Guayama, Puerto Rico, a southern coastal town a little over 50 miles from San Juan. Rosario has one of the better reputations for professional hitting in the entire prep draft class, and for that reason, many scouts believe he’s a safer pick than a lot of other options early in the draft. He also comes with good upside, and while he’s not a high ceiling power hitter, he has enough of a ceiling to think he’s going to be dangerous with the bat, which gives him value. He isn’t overly athletic, powerful, or projectable, but he’s the definition of a solid prospect that will provide good value to an organization that drafts him. He profiles to be a potential starting right fielder at the Major League level, and the only thing scouts want to see him develop more is power. At the plate, he’s a solid-average to above-average hitter with an advanced eye, and he should be one of the better pure hitters in the class. He is selective and isn’t thrown off his game at the plate easily, so it’s easy to think that his transition to pro ball won’t be too difficult. He adds in fringe-average raw power, so he’s going to be a solid hitter. He’s an average runner, and that allows him to profile for above-average defense in right field with an above-average to plus arm. He looks to be an above-average hitter and above-average defender, but he’s not there yet, so development might need to be slow and steady for him, though the initial shock isn’t likely to be as rough on him as some other raw Puerto Rican prospects. He’s expected to go in the second to fourth round range, where he should be signable for slot money.