Edgardo Alfonzo served as a special instructor this past week for the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones, who begin their 2014 season Friday against the Staten Island Yankees.
Brooklyn’s 18-year-old shortstop, Amed Rosario, and 19-year-old third baseman, Jhoan Urena, are going to be fun players to watch every day, Alfonzo told reporter Jim Mancari (MMO, June 13).
“They’re going to be good,” Alfonzo told Mancari.
Toby Hyde, Contributor
Rosario, a consensus Mets top prospect, is the guy to watch on this infield. … Still just 18, they gave him a taste of full-season ball by sending him to Savannah for two weeks this year. He’s a wiry shortstop for now, who shows impressive pop in batting practice considering his age and frame. The best swings I’ve seen from Rosario in games have been outs – but they were outs driven hard to right field.
The Mets hope he can turn into a middle of the order bat and a plus shortstop. The downside projection sees a wildly inconsistent swing and player who will move off of short if his body fills out enough to be a middle of the order threat. For now, just enjoy watching an 18-year-old who would be young for a college freshman >> Read more about players to watch in Brooklyn at Mets Minors.