Consider this a way for us to evaluate Wilin Rosario, where he’s been, and what the future holds. This is a text message exchange between me and my friend…um…my friend Layden.
Hayden: was this really the plan with Rosario? Starting full-time catcher already?
Layden: Of course it was. He has to be in the lineup.
Hayden: but it was premature last season…they were going to at least ease him into it
Layden: if they could have they would have. he obv. wasn’t ready
Hayden: Defensively he wasn’t
Layden: (1/2) right…but he would be the starter now regardless…we just wouldn’t know right at this moment how atrocious…
Layden: (2/2) …his D is
Hayden: ignorance is bliss
Layden: (1/2) I guess. so one year ago his bat wasn’t necessarily Major League ready. He had to adjust…
Layden: (2/2) …can that happen on defense too?
Hayden: he has a lot farther to go
Layden: A LOT farther…so it’s not much of a comparison…
Hayden: Is it good that he opted out of the WBC? That had to be a tough call
Layden: Would have been nice exposure with DR winning
Hayden: Well, it would have been exposure. Nice with the bat, not with the glove
Hayden: What if he can’t catch? 1B didn’t look like an option…
Layden: Outfield isn’t really an option…
Layden: but I guess it’s not really funny
Hayden: hey, if you can’t laugh at the Rockies…
Layden: do we agree that he’s ready to hit consistently?
Hayden: Yes. I think. I think I’m sure … he needs to show he can keep adjusting tho
Layden: Maybe he can be the one to hit on the road…
Hayden: Woah. Let’s stick with repeating his power production. And improved defense…
Layden: In Yorvit we trust baby…he’ll show him the way
Hayden: Oy. SMH. This conversation is over.