Signed by Rockies scout Rolando Fernandez.
In his third full Major League season, Rosario was forced to spend time on the DL on two separate occasions, his first career stints on the DL...missed 12 games May 4-18 with a viral infection and 10 games Aug. 27-Sept. 7 with inflammation in his left wrist...The 106 games and 382 at bats were his fewest among his three full seasons (2012-14)...still managed a career-high 25 doubles...Rosario had 13 home runs and 54 RBI, his third season with at least 10 home runs and 50 RBI...Rosario joins Chris Iannetta as the only Rockies catchers with three seasons of at least 10 home runs and three seasons of at least 50 RBI...Rosario's HR on Aug. 10 at Arizona was the 59th of his career as a catcher, moving him past Iannetta for the most HR by a catcher in Rockies history...Rosario's 212 RBI trails only Iannetta (236 RBI) for the most among Rox catchers...Had one of his best career games on Sept. 18 vs. Arizona when he went 4-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI...home run was a walk-off shot off Addison Reed...was first career walk-off home run...Finished the season strong by batting .340 (35-for-103) with eight doubles, four home runs, 18 RBI, 15 runs in 30 games after Aug. 1...career .313 hitter (141-for-450) with 25 doubles, 24 home runs, 83 RBI in 126 games in August and October...Despite the injuries and having his first sub-20 HR season, Rosario's 62 home runs since the 2012 season are the 2nd-most among full-time catchers, trailing only Brian McCann's 63 home runs...his 204 RBI are third-most among catchers since 2012.
Spent his entrie second full Major League season as the Rockies regular catcher, playing in a career-high 121 games... Led all NL catchers in home runs (21) for the second-straight season...is the only Rockies catcher to have multiple multiple 20 home run seasons (club record 28 HR in 2012)...his 52 home runs are already the 2nd-most for a Rockies catcher in franchise history (Chris Iannetta 63 HR)... Since the day he made his Major League debut on 9/6/11, Rosario's 52 home runs are the most among MLB catchers (Matt Wieters 51 HR)... Broke his own franchise record for RBI by a catcher with his 79 RBI in 2013...set the record with 71 RBI in 2012... Rosario (218 TB) was one of four NL catchers to collect more than 200 total bases, joining Yadier Molina (241), Jonathan Lucroy (237) and Buster Posey (234)... Played in just 10 games in September due to a right calf injury...hit over .280 in each of his other five months of the season, including a .351 (33-for-94) mark in August with 5 doubles, 5 home runs and 20 RBI...was nominated for NL Player of the Month Award in August... Had a career-long 13-game hitting streak 8/6-22...hit .364 (20-for-55) with 2 doubles, 5 home runs, 18 RBI in the 13 games... Hit .323 (42-for-130) with 8 doubles and 7 home runs in 138 plate appearances vs. left-handed pitching (.546 SLG vs. LHP)...hit .279 (89-for-319) with 14 doubles, 14 HR vs. RHP (.461 SLG)... Posted nearly identical numbers at home as on the road...hit .290 (65-for-224) with 11 home runs, 32 RBI and a .473 slugging percentage on the road...batted .293 (66-for-225) with 10 home runs, 47 RBI and a .498 SLG at home... Had his first two career two-hit games, as he went 4-for-5 on 4/13 at SD and 8/30 vs. CIN, both Rockies wins.
Was a member of the Rockies active roster for the entire 2012 season as a 23-year-old rookie catcher...the Opening
Day roster he made in 2012 was his first. Set several Rockies records in 2012 including the club rookie home run record by blasting an NL-rookie best 28
homers...his 28 home runs and 71 RBI are also the most ever by a Rockies catcher. According to STATS, Rosario is the fourth rookie catcher to be age 23 or younger during their rookie season in MLB history with 20 home runs or more...Detroit's Rudy York (1937, 35 HR, 23 years old) holds that record. Led all NL rookies in HR, RBI and slugging percentage...his .530 slugging percentage was the highest by a rookie catcher in the Majors since Mike Piazza set the all-time rookie catcher mark with his .561 SLG in 1993. Was the Rox backup catcher for the majority of the season's first month and a half until Ramon Hernandez went on the
DL on 5/25...from 5/25 through the end of the season, Rosario caught in 85 of the Rox final 119 games (71.4-percent). Caught 24 attempted base stealers (24-of-88, 27.3-percent)...his 24 catcher caught stealing was 5th in the NL. Tied his career-high with 3 hits in each of four-straight games 9/20-23...Elias: Rosario is the only player in Rockies history to collect three or more hits in each of four straight games; the only other Major League player to do that in 2012
was Torii Hunter (Aug. 29-Sept. 1). Notched his first career multi-home run game on 5/5 vs. ATL, as he took both Mike Minor and Chad Durbin deep in the
contest...notched his first career pinch-hit home run on 8/2 vs. STL off Brian Fuentes. Got stronger at the plate as the season progressed, as he batted .304 (21-for-69) with 7 home runs and 17 RBI in
August and .311 (33-for-106) with 5 home runs and 14 RBI in September/October...hit .291 (60-for-206) after the break. Hit .303 (54-for-178) with 15 of his 28 home runs and a .624 SLG vs. NL West opponents.
Made the jump from Double-A Tulsa to the Majors when he had his contract selected by Colorado on 9/6, the day he
made his Major League debut...went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run in his MLB debut on 9/6 vs. ARI...Notched his first two MLB hits, single then a solo home run, as he went 2-for-4 on 9/7 vs. ARI...In 16 games in the Majors with Colorado, Rosario batted .204 (11-for-54) with 3 doubles, a triple, 3 home runs and 8
RBI...started at catcher for Colorado in 14 games, committing just one error in 123.0 innings behind the plate...Spent the first five months of the 2011 season at Double-A Tulsa as the club's regular catcher...hit .249 (101-for-405)
with 15 doubles, 3 triples, 21 home runs and 48 RBI in 102 games for Tulsa...21 HR were a new personal best...Rosario was both a Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in 2011...additionally, Rosario was a Futures
Game Selection for the second-straight season...Rosario caught five of the eight attempted base stealers against him in the Majors with Colorado...Rosario was 34-for-
90 (37.8 percent) in catching attempted base stealers with Double-A Tulsa in 2011...With Rosario's 21 home runs for Double-A Tulsa in 2011, he has now slugged 40 home runs at the Double-A level over
the last two seasons...Rosario had 19 home runs in 73 games for Tulsa in 2010
Spent the entire season at Double-A Tulsa as a 21-year old catcher...his 19 home runs led the Drillers,
and were the 7th most in the Texas League despite having just 270 at bats...Led the Drillers, as well as all Rockies Minor League players with a .552 slugging percentage in 2010...hit
one home run every 14.2 at bats in 2010...also had one RBI every 5.19 at bats...his 52 RBI were still the
3rd most on the club despite missing nearly the entire final month of the season due to a knee injury...Was batting .291 with 3 doubles, 9 home runs and 25 RBI in 21 games following the All-Star break before
suffering the injury...combined to bat .311 (41-for-132) with 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 35 games from
June-July...had a season high .743 slugging percentage in July...was named the Topps Texas League
Player of the Month for July...Threw out 26-of-64 attempted base stealers (41-percent)...2010 was the 3rd straight season in which
Rosario has thrown out at least 40-percent of attempted base stealers...was named the Rockies top
defensive catching prospect by Baseball America following the season...Named to the Topps Double-A All-Star team as the club's catcher, an award that awards all of Baseball's
best at each Minor League level...Rosario was the youngest player on the Double-A team...Named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star team, the only Drillers player to garner the honor.
In what was his first full professional season, Rosario spent the season as one of Single-A
Modesto's regular catcher's...played in just 56 games due to injury...hit .266 (54-for-203) with 18 extra base
hits and 33 RBI in 58 games...played his last game of the season on 7/28...hit .319 (22-for-69) with 13 RBI
following the All-Star break, compared to .239 (32-for-134) prior to the All-Star break...named Rockies No.
4 prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Spent the entire season with Casper as the club's regular catcher and led the club in several
offensive categories...led the Ghosts in home runs (12), RBI (49), runs (48), hits (83) and extra-base hits
(30)...was named to the Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star team as well as the top prospect in the
Pioneer League by Baseball America...was named the Rockies Organizational Co-Player-of-the-Month
along with OF Charles Blackmon for the month of July when he hit .355 (39-for-110) with 5 home runs and
19 RBI in 27 games during the month...was named the Pioneer League Player-of-the-week for the week
of 7/13 when he .536 (15-for-28) with 3 home runs and 6 RBI in 6 games for the week.
Appeared in 34 games and batted .209 (24-115) with 2 home runs and 9 RBI...hit safely in 13
of his first 19 games, but had hits in just 5 of his final 15 contests.
The Rockies' starting catcher batted .249 with 3 home runs and 25 RBI in his first pro season.