Eddie Rosario, OF, Minnesota Twins
2017 fWAR: 2.5
2018 fWAR (so far): 3.9
The 2017 season was career-defining one for Eddie Rosario — until this year. His 3.9 fWAR is already far-and-away a new career-high mark, and he’s on pace to surpass the personal bests he set last year.
What’s cool to note here is the progression in Rosario’s batted-ball profile across multiple categories. Since 2016, his line-drive rate, ground-ball rate, fly-ball rate, pull rate, soft-hit rate, and hard-hit rate have all consistently progressed in the right direction. No, seriously, they have. That’s the dream for just about every big-league hitting coach — especially for a guy in the midst of his age-26 campaign.