BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - Tuesday night Amed Rosario makes his long-awaited major league debut for the New York Mets in Colorado against the Rockies. At 21 years-old, the former Binghamton Met becomes the youngest Met to debut since Dilson Herrera's debut at 20 years-old in 2014.
Rosario has dominated the PCL for the Las Vegas 51's all season, compiling seven home runs and 19 stolen bases to go with a .328 batting average. Rosario's meteoric rise started last year in St. Lucie where current Rumble Ponies manager, Luis Rojas, was the manager at the time and Rojas believes Rosario is ready for the jump to the bigs.
"I'm very proud of Amed making it there," said Rumble Ponies manager Luis Rojas. "With all the talent that he has, I'm glad that the organization oversaw that he put everything together, as far as what he needs to climb the ladder and finally go from Triple-A to the big leagues like he did."
"Once he came up to this level, you knew there was something special about him," said the Voice of the Rumble Ponies Tim Heiman. "It's pretty easy to see someone with the athletic talent that he had, and you use the term five-tool player, and I think he has that."
First pitch in Colorado is set for 8:40 p.m. Rosario will wear number one on his jersey and is batting seventh and playing shortstop.