Jeisson Rosario Portland Sea Dogs Outfield

Age: 22
Born: October 22, 1999
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired from San Diego with Hudson Potts for Mitch Moreland (Aug. 2020)
ETA: Late 2022

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Pronunciation: JAY-son ROSE-arr-ee-oh
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2016 (SD)
Signing Scouts: Chris Kemp, Trevor Schumm & Felix Feliz
Signing Bonus: $1,850,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Pro Debut: June 25, 2017 (AZL Padres)
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2020
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 2 (2021)
Contract (2022): ~League Minimum
Twitter: -
Instagram: @jeyrosario22_

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  Physical Description: Medium-sized frame. Above-average athleticism. Has some remaining projection in upper half. Needs to add strength.

Hit: Starts slightly open with his hands high. Utilizes a toe-tap timing device. Quick wrists, but bat can drag due to his lack of strength. Swing could use refinement, primarily in making it simpler. Does not make great quality of contact and struggles to pull the ball with any authority. Can get slap-happy at the plate, looking to push the ball the other way. Advanced feel for the strike zone for his age. Above-average plate discipline; has always shown a willingness to take a walk, but at times can get too passive and look like he is taking pitches for the sake of it. Potential average hit tool, but has the chance to develop into more than that if he can add strength and refine his swing.

Power: Will show fringe-average raw power in batting practice, but that has not translated in games yet. Does not look to drive the ball and swing lacks loft, so in-game power is limited to line drives to the gaps. Currently the one major hole in his game. Well below-average power potential.

Run: Above-average speed. Speed translates on both offense and defense. Still needs to learn the art of stealing bases and improve his baserunning instincts.

Field: Strong instincts and reads. Very quick first step. Really can go get it with great closing speed. Will make highlight-reel plays, fun to watch. Potential plus defender in center field.
  Arm: Above-average arm. Plenty for any outfield position.

Career Notes: Tremendous athlete, has been known to do Ozzie Smith-style backflips on the field to celebrate wins and can throw with both arms. Was considered one of the top players in 2016 international class and was part of Padres IFA class that cost $78 million in bonuses. Skipped the DSL and headed right to the Arizona League in 2017, holding his own offensively. Has been age-advanced relative to his level early in his career. Was hampered by a hamstring injury in 2019. Played at the Alternate Training Site after being acquired from the Padres in 2020. Participated in the 2020 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Potential bench outfielder who brings defense and speed to the table, but ceiling is higher. If he adds strength and shows some power potential, along with his hit tool improving, could develop into a starting center fielder who posts strong on-base percentages. Wide gap between his floor and his ceiling. Speed and defense are known quantitites, but has a lot of questions offensively, especially with his swing. Has always been very young for his age and has shown a remarkable knowledge of the strike zone. Exciting player who has the potential to add value in many ways if he reaches his potential.

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Scouting Report Update (3.8.2021)
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2017 AZL Padres Ariz Rk SD 17 52 187 31 56 10 0 1 24 69 33 36 8 6 0.299 0.404 0.369 0.773
  2018 Fort Wayne TinCaps Midw A SD 18 117 436 79 118 17 5 3 34 154 66 108 18 12 0.271 0.368 0.353 0.721
  2019 Lake Elsinore Storm Calif A+ SD 19 120 430 67 104 14 4 3 35 135 87 114 11 4 0.242 0.372 0.314 0.686
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 20 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Portland Sea Dogs DNE AA Bos 21 98 345 48 80 15 1 3 36 106 50 113 11 7 0.232 0.335 0.307 0.642
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2022 TBD --- --- Bos 22     stats                            
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