Mets top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario was recently assigned to and now on the Single-A Savannah roster after tearing it up against competition during extended Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Rubin adds that it is a planned small stop for the extremely talented shortstop, and he will be starting the 2014 season in Brooklyn on June 13th.
But for now, he will back up Gavin Cecchini in Savannah, as well as play other positions, likely the outfield, due to Champ Stuart going to the DL. Stuart replaced Jared King, who also went to the DL the week before so the team needed fresh bodies.
Rosario was signed in 2012 to a club-record $1.75 million dollar contract as a 16-year old. He has a boatload of talent, possibly developing into an incredible 5-tool shortstop with a large potential especially for power.
He was named by Baseball America as the top prospect of the Appalachian league in 2013, as well as ranking #7 in their top Mets prospects. Rosario is also ranked the Mets #6 prospect on MLB.com.