2013 Fantasy Baseball: Draft Wilin Rosario And Thank Me Later

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Looking for a sneaky player to add to your 2013 Fantasy Baseball? One that you could snag in a later round and plug instantly into your lineup for quality numbers? Then I have just the guy for you.

Wilin Rosario of the Colorado Rockies.

Rosario is heading into his second season in the Majors and he is bringing a big stick with him. Last season he led all catchers in the Bigs with 28 home runs, and was second among all rookies. His .609 slugging percentage is enough to catch anyone’s attention, but it is his defense that could keep other owners away from the promising youngster.

Rosario’s effort behind the plate was a major source of angst for the Rockies fan base last season, but people overlook the fact that he was a rookie thrown into the starting spot after an injury sidelined Ramon Hernandez. Rosario went through his growing pains throughout the season and dedicated himself to improving his defensive skills during the off-season.

With the extra effort going into perfecting his craft, and a natural talent with the bat, Rosario is an up-and-comer that is poised to become a household name by the end of the 2013 season.

One last thing that Rosario has in his favor that no other catcher does, Coors Field. There are those who will tell you to not buy into the hype, but everyone knows what they see. Coors Field is home run central and Rosario’s power makes him a legitimate threat every time he steps up to his home plate. It is something to think about.

Grabbing Rosario in a later round is like having a free pick early, allowing you to use the earlier pick on another position with confidence.

Jeff Everette is a Featured Columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @jeverettesports, “Like” his page on FaceBook, or add him to your network on Google+.


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