Beloit outfielder/second baseman Eddie Rosario is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week for June 2-8. Rosario, 21, batted .450 (9-for-20) with three doubles, one home run, had three RBI, six runs scored, one walk and three strikeouts in five games for the Snappers. Rosario was the Twins fourth round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Rafael Lopez Landron (PR) High School, this marks his second Twins Minor League Player of the Week honor, after earning his first, July 1, 2011.
Rosario is learning to play 2B after spending all of his time in the outfield in 2010-2011. The sweet swinging left handed hitting Rosario is 6′ and only goes 170 but he has some serious pop in his bat hitting 21 out of the park in 2011 in only 270 at bats in Elizabethton. In ony his third season, Eddie has a career .312 batting average.
UPDATE as of June 13, 2012 – Eddie Rosario was hit in the face yesterday by a line drive during batting practice and has at least one facial fracture. The current expecatation is that he could be on the DL for 6 weeks.