Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/8/13
The new baseball season has been full of surprises, but none more shocking than how well the Colorado Rockies have started off the 2013 season. Colorado was picked by most experts to be in the bottom of the NL West Division, but they have proved them wrong with their strong start. The main reason that the Rockies are playing terrific baseball is the play of their catcher Wilin Rosario. Rosario was a rookie for the Rockies last season, and one thing was apparent in that he knows how to hit, as indicated by .270/.312/.843 triple-slash in 2012. He led all rookies last season smacking 28 HR’s, and also proved that he could be an RBI machine, as he had 71 RBI’s. Rosario is off to great start this season, as indicated by .299/.327/.883 triple-slash. The one area that he needs to improve upon is his strike out rate, he stuck out 99 times in just 396 at-bats last season. He would also benefit from drawing more walks as a hitter, he only had 25 walks last season. The pitchers that he faces k...
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