The Red Sox announced this morning that they’ve designated outfield Jeisson Rosario for assignment in order to open a spot on the roster for Trevor Story, whose six-year contract is now official.
Rosario, 22, was acquired from the Padres in 2020 alongside infield prospect Hudson Potts in the trade that sent Mitch Moreland to San Diego. Both Rosario and Potts have now been designated for assignment on consecutive days, though, as Potts lost his 40-man spot yesterday when Boston claimed righty Kyle Tyler off waivers from the Angels.
The fleet-footed Rosario has yet to make his big league debut or even reach the Triple-A level. He spent the 2021 campaign with the Sox’ Double-A affiliate, where he posted a .232/.335/.307 batting line with three home runs, 15 doubles, a triple and a strong 12.3% walk rate against a troubling 27.9% strikeout rate. Scouting reports tout his speed, glovework in center and ability to draw walks, but Rosario is lacking in power and has notable concerns about his hit tool. He’ll be traded or placed on outright waivers within the next week.
Like Potts, seems unlikely to be claimed or traded.
We should probably sign him to a minor league deal for some outfield insurance. You never have enough. We got my boy Locastro out there, so we should be ok.
Jason spells his name wrong…
That’s his mom’s fault
The waiver claim must be added to the 40-man roster, so unless one of the other 29 teams has a spot open, then they must DFA someone else to make room for Potts or Rosario. If the waived player clears waivers then the Red Sox may keep the player or release him.
Potts has fallen so far on the depth chart that the Red Sox may just release him if he clears waivers, but they are thin on outfielders and imo Rosario will be claimed, so the Red Sox would loose him as a good defensive CF is harder to find….even weak hitting CFers.
If the Red Sox put him on outright waivers after he clears the DFA time limit, then he will no longer be on the 40 man and the claiming team can safely stash him in the minors.
Locastro went back to the NYY.
Just 21, and has strike zone awareness and speed? Throwback to the 80s player, but someone will take him, work with him, and turn him into a big league player. Speed still plays, especially if he is anything close to a decent OF.
Except that he has to go right onto a team’s 40-man roster.
Only problem is that he has absolutely no power and can’t put the bat on the ball. He’s AAAA depth, and that’s it
Can’t say we didn’t see that coming. Much like Potts, I hope he gets picked up and has success with another organization, but both he and Potts were given plenty of time to succeed. Unfortunately, both regressed after being traded to Boston. It was still a good gamble by Bloom as they only cost a 1/2 Covid-shortened season of Mitch Moreland in a down year for Boston.
That’s the problem with the Red Sox is you guys never gave him a chance – like the Yankees gave Sanchez a real chance, ya know, like 6 seasons, now that’s a chance.
Dorothy – agreed, SD got one month of Moreland, and the Red Sox got two well regarded prospects. Moreland was having a very good season as the Sox were using him mainly against right handed pitching. In SD Moreland flopped as was used against a lot of left handers and did not do well. Moreland played so poorly in SD that his option for 2021 was declined.
Yeah, I think we can safely call this trade a wash
He took 17 ABs against LHP in on the Padres compared with 8 on the Red Sox. I think more than that it was just a really small sample size overall, we’re talking 152 plate appearances total split about evenly so it’s not a ton to go off and there can be a lot of variance.
Even at the time of the deal part of the issue was SD didn’t have 40 man spots for these guys, so they were trying to get something for players they couldn’t protect from that winter’s Rule 5. Ended up being a bust for them with Moreland, but it’s not like it worked out for BOS either.
More guys won’t make it to the show than those that will. This guy looks like a “won’t”. I think too often they (we) view this as the end of the world, it’s not.
Excellent choice of picture.
That’s not a very flattering picture
Good looking professional kid
If Potts hadn’t been a #1 draft pick, he would have been sent packing a while ago (by SD). I saw him at AA, and never saw a more disinterested player. He’s one that obviously took the bonus money and decided he had done his thing. He’s far from the first; the most important determinant in a player’s sucess isn’t the scouting, isn’t the coaching; it’s the player.
OTOH, Rosario looked the part, but K’d too much, had a lousy approach on the bases. and was only “meh” defensively. Oh ya, couldn’t hit a lick too.
Bob – great analysis! Thanks
Marlins should take a chance on this guy. Rosario has to be better than Harrison in which Miami did give him a couple of years to prove himself. Come on Miami sign Rosario.
The topic of over-rating prospects is never understood by most fans. Prospects are raw material in the overall production of a baseball team. Rating them the best in baseball means nothing. Having them develop into all-stars at the MLB level means everything.
Getting a Sale for Moncada and Kopech is smart baseball. Giving up Renfroe (a proven commodity) for a much lesser commodity and two highly uncertain prospects is bad baseball. So all you Bloom fans who THINK he’s added to the minors he’s not. What he’s done is change out some of the raw material in hopes it might help the team but the fact still remains the ACTUAL help is coming from guys like Dalbec, Houck and others who have been promoted and done good things for the Red Sox. That is how you balance your payroll!! You pay big bucks for reliable all-star players like Sale, Price, Eovaldi and now Story and off set their big money with guys like Devers, Bogey and Betts who come up through the ranks and become all-stars.
Bloom’s acquired raw material to date has not produced ANYTHING. Will it? We all hope it does but there is no certainty since many on this site raved about the two guys that just got DFA’d. I fully expect the same future for the most highly touted trade since Bloom arrived. Downs will eventually end up like Potts as will many others acquired by Bloom. Will he hit one in 20 or even 1 in 50? We don’t know but hope so.
Is that what you want the GM to be focusing on? A low success rate challenge to restock the raw material in your farm system? It took him 2 1/2 years to acquire his first all-star quality player in one of the biggest baseball markets today!! So while Bloom was busy playing the slots he neglected the National Hold Em championship. He chose to let LAD, ATL, HOU and others play at that level while he focused on the slots.
His three years are up and he won one hand at the big table and has yet to cash out any winnings at the slots. Is that really what we want from a GM? Does that really create sustained winning? If so, how long before the slots pay off and the winning begins?
Give me DD sitting at the big table spending less money than Bloom and winning. Now that’s what we should expect from a big market GM.
You wrote all that and you still wrong
Nice clear comment. Do you have food in your mouth or something? Do you speak English? All I could make from your jibberish is that you are wrong about something!!
Hey dbag, don’t comment on other people, comment on baseball jackass.
Try to articulate your thoughts like an intelligent adult and say why you think I’m wrong.
He didn’t say it wasn’t “clear”. He said it was wrong. And I agree.
You know, after KD winds up muting everyone in MLB-R that mutes him, you’ll run out of people topmake fun of.
I’ll indulge you KD even though you’re a massive hypocrite, doling out that money for Price who was a malcontent and wildly underachieved save for one post season was wasted money and he was far from reliable so you’re wrong about that. It’s also fair to say that handing sale that massive contract for someone who had a significant injury history and now has missed significant time three seasons in row proves he was not a reliable talent either..
Furthermore griping about two lottery tickets that didn’t pan out for what amounted to a backup 1B is a pretty pathetic swipe at the CBO and just further proves your insane bias against him.
Also you said don’t comment on other people comment on baseball which is exactly what your post was doing you hypocrite
ESAD. – Dennyd – can’t say I missed your stupid comments. Next time stick your tongue out too. Wow. Is the other guy your son? He’s just as articulate!! You spell a little better but not much!!
Only a moron would say you are wrong and not say anything else to support the opinion. Believe me nobody gives a crap what you think. jackass
I don’t have the patience for your stupidy. You’re muted going forward.
So by your own standard you’re a moron.
Bunch of word salad nonsense
KD I think your argument is well thought out and somewhat compelling however you are forgetting one piece to that puzzle Bloom has been in charge for just over 2 years in the 2nd year his team went to the ALCS and was only a couple of wins away from the World Series.
Bloom was brought in to do one thing and that was to build a consistent winner on the order of the Dodgers franchise. The Red Sox have been very fortunate winning 4 championships in the last 18 years. Let’s call it a settling of 86 years of bad luck before that first win. You see I believe that you have to get to the playoffs in order to win a World Series. I think there is an element of luck that goes into winning the World Series. If there is an element of luck then you just have to get there more consistently especially in todays game to win the World Series. If that is true then what I believe Bloom is doing will payoff in the long run.
Bloom has only been with the team since what late October in 2019. There is no reason to expect any of his draft choices to be at the big leagues and helping yet. It is expected that DD’s drafts should be helping now and that is what is happening. I am not even going to go into the trades at this point but suffice it to say if we ignore the Betts trade I think he has done OK in his first foray. I also believe he has done an excellent job of drafting in the last two year even if we ignore Mayer since that fell into his lap.
I watch a lot of minor league baseball in fact I watched it all winter. I think I’m more qualified then most to talk about what his drafts have looked like. I’m telling you has done well he is building a Dodger like farm system it’s coming. The biggest difference I have seen the amount of power arms that are being drafted he is building a Tampa like arm factory that is what you will see in the next few years.
I think one thing you have to remember is I don’t think Bloom had much to work with in the way of payroll. He certainly wasn’t given the open check book that DD got. He couldn’t make any big free agent splashed but I tell you what he was given a larger payroll to work with and I believe he signed the right guy Story is a ball player he will do well in Boston and I don’t think it’s a forgone conclusion that Xander is gone next year. I was a little bewildered and was disheartened when Boston seemed to be missing out. I was worried that Bloom just couldn’t pull the trigger but that Story signing changes everything. I am fully in on Bloom now. I liked DD and believe he did a great job he did what he was brought in to do and win a World Series no Red Sox fan should dislike what DD did but why is this a mutually exclusive even as it seems to be. Bloom is building a team that should be a consistent playoff team with World Series sprinkled in here and there.
As for Blooms trade of Renfroe for JBJ and two prospects I was not a fan of it but after looking closer Renfroe is really not that valuable of player even last year and just regression and a comeback to what JBJ was with Boston it’s not difficult to see that JBJ may be better then Renfroe. It is possible that Renfroe was just coming into his own and he will be better this year then last but there is still the prospects that Bloom got on top JBJ and I think he knows what he is doing. I could give you my take on the prospects he got but I will need more info and more views I will trust that he knows what he is doing. I’m now fully in on Bloom.
Bruin1012 – You get to see more of the prospects and I’m not questioning his drafting because as you pointed out it’s too soon especially if I don’t have access like you. In TB, the group that was headed by Bloom made several deals for young players like Meadows and Glasnow. That action takes a very thorough knowledge of players. As I observe Bloom in Boston I haven’t seen the same type of success at controllable player trades but I have seen them in TB so I think the guru of those types of deals didn’t come to Boston. He’s still in TB. The frequent swapping of farm system players are the ones that haven’t risen to the MLB club. From a drafting standpoint I believe Yorke will be his first draftee to make the big league club.
As far as Renfroe goes, when he traded for him I complained because he was a journeyman league average player not a star. I was impressed when he had a good year and he turned into his big success story on the hitting side with Whitlock being the success story on the pitching side. Then he got rid of him to get JBJ for $9MM a year more for each of two years. The $18MM wasted to get two prospects is an expensive long-shot bet.
My perspective on Bloom has been a tail of frustration. I was thrilled when I read about him and his cost/benefit approach to player evaluation and I pictured a pruning where under performing players would be gone. When Dec 3 rolled around and he did not put JBJ on the non-tender list at $11MM a year I was furious because everyone was talking about reducing the $228MM they were at when he got the club. That move drops the payroll immediately to $217mm with a 50% penalty on anything over $208 so the penalty drops from $10MM to $4.5MM and it’s not even 2020 yet. He needed another $9MM to get under the CAP!!
Then he did the Mookie deal and I’ve criticized his performance ever since. He can’t make up for what he did but he could at least live up to his reputation because Boston had 4 rings in 15 years before he showed up. Also, when DD got fired I was disappointed because I loved his plan and the way he stood up for himself against the owners. It may have cost him his job but not his reputation. Bloom is a yes man and I have no respect for spineless leaders in an organization.
Can Bloom achieve his sustained winning. Well, he has to actually win before we can talk about sustaining it. Last year you see the team from a glass half full perspective but for me it was pure luck. Some years everything falls right. Name the last year with no major injuries! Then, think about how good the team would have been in 2021 with Betts or a Betts equivalent replacement like Story. So, I don’t see the team being in a better place, I see them in a worse place but the Story add reduces the distance to where they started when Bloom arrived.
I will make sure when he does good things that I will point them out just like I do when he does bad things. Unfortunately, those opportunities haven’t happened often enough for my liking. Renfroe was the ultimate irony. I was not impressed with the pick-up then I acknowledged it as one of his best moves and a couple days later he traded him. It just shows how large a distance there is between how he thinks and how I think.
If you watch some of our prospects and are impressed by them mention it during your comments because all I’ve been doing is reading. It’s nice to hear another perspective.
For me, the jury is out on Casas but I’m all in on Houck and Dalbec. I don’t care about his Ks if his average and OBP are fine because his home runs are going to epic. I hope Dalbec ends up being a Judge type player. Power guy, solid defender and a guy you can count on in the clutch. Houck, I hope he’s the ace by 2024.