Miguel Rosario (minors02)

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Miguel Angel Rosario Méndez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 182 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Miguel Rosario has pitched in the minors and for the Dominican national team.

Rosario was signed by Pittsburgh Pirates scouts Rene Gayo and Juan Mercado. [1] He allowed two runs in 6 2/3 IP between the DSL Pirates 1 and DSL Pirates 2 in 2012. In 2013, he came stateside, going 1-1 with a 3.61 ERA for the GCL Pirates. He then split 2014 between the West Virginia Power (0-1, 6.14 in 6 G) and Jamestown Jammers (2-2, Sv, 3.27 in 20 G, 46 K in 44 IP). He was with the Power (2-0, 1.75 in 9 G) and Bradenton Marauders (3-3, 3 Sv, 2.92 in 29 G) in 2015, whiffing 77 in 75 innings.

In '16, he pitched well for Bradenton (1-1, 2.64 in 19 G) and the Altoona Curve (2-2, 1.87 in 23 G). He was 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA in 11 games for the Leones del Escogido. In 2017, he was again with the Marauders (0-1, 4.85 in 9 G) and Curve (3-1, 3 Sv, 1.80 in 27 G). He had control issues that year, walking 46 in 58 innings, not a problem he had battled in the past. Pittsburgh let him go and he was 2-12 with a 5.87 ERA for the independent Texas AirHogs in 2018. He tied Kevin McGovern for the most losses in the American Association.

With the Dominican team in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games, he pitched in five of their seven games. In their opener versus Nicaragua, he relieved Yelmison Peralta in the 3rd with a 2-1 deficit, two on and two out. He retired Elián Miranda to escape that jam. He struck out Gean Rigby to open a scoreless 4th then Francisco López took over in the 5th. He had a one-out win against host El Salvador. Replacing Ismael Cabrera in the 5th with a 2-2 tie, the bases loaded and two outs, he again escaped a jam, striking out Carlos De Leon. He got the win when the Dominicans scored four in the bottom of the frame; Joel Cesar saved it for him. After four relief appearances, he got the start in the Bronze Medal Game against Venezuela and had a 3-0 lead entering the bottom of the third. He let the first two men on and Cesar relieved, but let them both score, and the Dominicans would fall, 8-7. He tied Eduardo Paredes, Cesar Rosado, Wuilder Rodríguez and Sonny Vargas for the most appearances in the event. [2]