The number one prospect in all of baseball and a power pitcher are the New York Mets minor league stars of the week.
Position Player of the Week: Amed Rosario
Shortstop Amed Rosario could arguably be the New York Mets’ minor league player of the week every week. To end the month of April though, he truly showed why he’s Keith Law’s top prospect in all of baseball.
Rosario is batting .450 with five RBIs in his past five games for the Las Vegas 51s. Rosario is truly a five-tool player, as he also has two stolen bases, a double and triple in that stretch. His OPS in that span is 1.122 thanks to his nine hits and three walks in 20 at bats. For the season, Rosario is batting .402, which is fifth best in the Pacific Coast League.
The Dominican Republic native is only 21-years-old, is 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. In his professional baseball career which dates back to 2013, he has proven he will be a star. In five years, Rosario has accelerated through the Mets minor league system by batting .287, driving in 157 runs, scoring 181 times and stealing 47 bases. It won’t be long now before you see Rosario reach his final stop in Queens.
Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Humphreys
On April 24, Jordan Humphreys led the Columbia Fireflies to a 3-2 victory over the Asheville Tourists. Much like a tourist you would encounter in Times Square, the Asheville Tourists were doing a lot of looking, as Humphreys struck them out 12 times in 6.2 innings.
Jordan Humphreys is too good for the Tourists, TWELVE STRIKEOUTS pic.twitter.com/5jjcJcU0ZA
— Astro (@Astromets31) April 25, 2017
The 12 strikeouts were a career high for the 21-year-old pitcher from Crystal River, Florida. Humphreys was drafted in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in 2015. Humphreys is a right-handed pitcher who is 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds.
In 2016, Humphreys has won all four of his starts while pitching 25.1 innings. On the season, he has a 1.42 ERA, a 0.711 WHIP and 34 strikeouts. For his career, Humphreys is 7-6 with a 2.88 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 112.1 innings pitched.