Diamondbacks Acquire Carlos Rosa

The Diamondbacks have acquired righthander Carlos Rosa from the Royals in exchange for shortstop Rey Navarro, tweets David Holtzman, the director of media relations for the Royals.

Rosa, 25, posted a 4.56 ERA, 10.1 K/9, and 4.1 BB/9 in 71 Triple A innings last year.  Early in 2010, his peripherals have moved in the wrong direction.  Baseball America notes that Rosa was originally part of the Mike Jacobs trade in October of '08, but elbow concerns prompted the Royals to send Leo Nunez to Florida instead.  BA writes that Rosa, who was converted to relief last year, had the best fastball in the Royals' farm system.  However, his secondary pitches need work.

Navarro, 20, was promoted to High-A Visalia for the 2010 season.  In 2009, the switch-hitter hit .262/.308/.339 for Single-A South Bend.  BA sees him as a plus defender capable of playing a variety of positions.


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9 Comments on "Diamondbacks Acquire Carlos Rosa"


qudjy1
5 years 2 months ago

Seems like a good deal for AZ. Lord knows AZ needs bullpen help. Get Howry and Heilman the F out of there.

bannister19
5 years 2 months ago

What the hell.

Why would we trade Carlos Rosa for a powerless cant-hit shortstop in A.
He’s hitting 241/307/636 in A, He’s 50% in stealing bases, and he has 7 errors, double what the person with the 2nd most errors on his team has.

He’s young, previously considered a top prospect, and we need the SS depth, but we could’ve gotten something better for Rosa.

qudjy1
5 years 2 months ago

Bannister – any insight into Rosa? Any reason why he would be traded for an A ball SS that we shouild be aware of?

Im sorry i cant offer much in return for scouting of navarro, because i know what you know…

bannister19
5 years 2 months ago

No idea, he was a solid September call up last year, he always did solid in the minors, and he has some stuff. Maybe we liked Navarro. Doesn’t seem like too bad of a pick-up considering his age and high hopes..

I was hoping Rosa would come up next in line in this faltering bullpen (though suprisingly to me, Victor Marte got the one day call up, then sent down)

qudjy1
5 years 2 months ago

Like you said – hes an A ball SS who spent two years in rookie ball, and didnt exactly tear the cover off the ball in low a last year. They did like his tools though, and think he fields well.

Who knows. This is probably the last time either of us will mention either of them.

Koby2
5 years 2 months ago

Another stupid move from a stupid GM. Thanks Dayton.

KC_KID_22
5 years 2 months ago

He was once touted as a starting pitching prospect but was moved to the pen. He has shown inability to pitch on back-to-back days which limits him in the bullpen as well. He has been overrated by KC fans I think, I am a huge Royals fan, but know that ever since moving to the pen, his value is far less than it was. I have no doubt he can be a serviceable reliever, but nothing I would consider a must have. I think the Royals did well getting a toolsy shortstop prospect who can only get better as he gets older. Being just 20 means that he has time to grow and develop and move in the organization. And with the Royals total lack of depth at the position, Navarro seems like he is a solid acquisition for an average AAA reliever at best. I think Navarro instantly becomes the Royals #1 SS prospect and think it will turn out well.

jdub220
5 years 2 months ago

Navarro’s ceiling is Rey Ordonez. That means if everything breaks right for KC, they get a crappy utility infielder.

This trade doesn’t really matter, but I like the deal for the Dbacks. They need bullpen help in the absolute worst way.

melonis_rex
5 years 2 months ago

Dayton Moore has done it again.