Wilin Rosario Will be Elite Catcher for Colorado Rockies Next Season

Wilin Rosario

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There is a lot to like about the Colorado Rockies‘ plan of action as they move towards the end of this year and plan for next year. One of the huge stories of this team going forward will be the play of their catcher Wilin Rosario. Rosario isn’t far from the level of an elite backstop this season but in 2014 he appears to be ready to step into the same territory as the best catchers in the game.

This season Rosario has an average of .284 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI. Those are respectable numbers but when you look at his explosive ability over the last ten games you really see his potential coming to the surface. He has put up a .357 average with 4 homers and a whopping 15 RBI over the last 10 games and that number will possibly go up even more as the Wednesday game draws to a close.

I wouldn’t put him in the same area as Yadier Molina this season but I guarantee you he’ll be right there mentioned in the same breath as he and Buster Posey next season by the all-star break. His offensive explosiveness and defensive ability is the type of skill set of a guy that can really lead a team from obscurity to the promise land of MLB.

He is the Rockies version of Molina just years ago. Make no mistake, he is the real deal and next year, having made his first all-star game in this his third year, he’ll be even more impressive. I wouldn’t put it past him to even be mentioned as an MVP candidate if the Rockies compete.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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