As mentioned earlier, Rosario has helped guide the Twins to the postseason three-times during his six seasons in Minnesota as the team clinched a 2017 Wild Card Birth and won the AL Central in both 2017 and 2019.
While Rosario’s bat was kept silent in the Twins’
two-game AL Card series loss to the Houston Astros last season, he had success against the New York Yankees in both the 2017 Wild Card game and 2019 ALDS.
In 2017, he slugged a two-run first-inning home run for the Twins that gave the team a 3-0 lead as Brian Dozier also went deep in the inning. He went 1-3 with a walk on the night but was unable to lead the Twins to victory as the Yankees won the game 8-4.
During the 2019 ALDS, Rosario and the Twins were swept aside by the Yankees, but the outfielder did go 4-13 in the series with a home run and RBI logging a .308/.308/.615 slash line.
With the American League down and an extended postseason still an option for MLB, if the Indians do sneak into the playoffs, they’ll have a fairly reliable playoff bat in Rosario.