By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
February 6, 2010
Right-hander Seth Rosin is the Friday night starter for Minnesota this spring. He’s lost some weight from when I saw him in the summer and worked to improve his breaking ball. What I saw in the Cape when Rosin was pitching for Hyannis was the makings of a big, durable, innings-eating middle of the order major league starter. Some guys got all the luck, and Rosin being 6-6, well, that means whoever signs him is going to give him every chance to grow into a big league role. For me, Rosin is a throwback kind of guy, a Midwestern ox, a workhorse, take the ball every fifth day and get deep into the game. I like pitchers who are built for the long haul, whose physical stature hint that they can run like a good engine for seven innings.
Seth Rosin, RHP
University of Minnesota
Games Seen: 1, Innings: 5
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Big body, broad shoulders, wide hips, strong thighs and lower half. Durable frame.
STRENGTHS: Two-seam FB 90-92, four-seem 92-94. Average FB command, hard life on two-seam, more room in arm for four-seem. Generates drop-and-drive power, still learning to get full extension. Competitor with resilient arm and mound presence.
WEAKNESSES: CB 72-76, needs to continue developing shape and rotation. CH 81-84, rough makings of third pitch, didn’t use much in my outing. Needs to raise overall command enough to eliminate deeper pitch counts and give himself best chance. Needs to continue conditioning.
SUMMARY: Should become durable, innings-eating ML starter with enough power. A little bit raw, but has room for development in final college season and as pro. Arm and body type give him chance to make it; secondary pitch development and consistency will give him chance to stay. Good luck in 2010 and beyond.
Overall Future Potential: 57