3. Amed Rosario
Yep, I just got done telling you how bad Rosario was last season, but Rosario is an intriguing storyline heading into 2021.
And considering Rosario is due $2.4 million this season, Indians fans are probably going to get the opportunity to see if the former Met can be an everyday player in Terry Francona’s batting order.
The Indians are just too fiscally strict to make Rosario their utility man at his salary figure, so it’s a good bet he’ll play somewhere, and that may very well be one of the corner outfield spots.
Rosario is only 25–so there’s a chance he’s a late bloomer. He was once a top-5 prospect in the game. At one time, enough people thought he could play well enough to warrant that spot, so there is talent there.
Perhaps a change of scenery will do him good as Francona and the organization give him every chance possible to be a day-to-day contributor.