Dodgers 2014 profile: Seth Rosin, sweating out his spring

Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers

Acquired via a trade with the Mets in December, Rosin will face long odds in sticking on the 25-man roster

Rule 5 pick ups are not something the Dodgers do often, the last time a player lasted a season was prior to the 2010 season when the Dodgers had pitcher Carlos Monasterios on their 25-man roster all season, which would be the only year he spent in the majors.

The Dodgers went back to that well via the same method they acquired Monasterios when the Mets picked Seth Rosin in the Rule 5 draft and then traded him to the Dodgers. The Rule 5 rules are still in place so Rosin must remain on the 25-man roster or else be offered back to the Phillies, if he clears waivers.

Seth Rosin started his pro career with the Giants after his college career at Minnesota. Rosin was dealt to the Phillies in the Hunter Pence deal and was left off the Phillies 40-man roster this past off-season.

Rosin hasn't let all this movement upset his confidence as he said in this January 2014 interview with Eric Stephen when Rosin attended the winter development program in Los Angeles:

"I'm just going to try and open up as many eyes as possible, work hard and soak up all the knowledge that all these guys in the locker room possess," he said. "I'm going to try to squeeze my way onto the roster somehow. I know it's going to be tough to climb that mountain, but I have confidence in myself and my ability."

Rosin will need that confidence to show the Dodgers that he has the goods to be a part of the organization, the Dodgers have not been shy in finding ways to keep players they think will be useful so if they think Rosin can be a valuable piece, they will probably find a way to keep him.

Trivia

Contract status

Rosin has three options but in order to stay with the Dodgers, he has to be on the 25-man roster for the entire 2014 season.

Stats

Year Age IP BB% K% ERA FIP
2013 (AA-Minors)
24
126.2
6.6% 18.1% 4.33
3.92
2014 projections - Age 25 season
Source IP BB% K% ERA FIP
Oliver 97
8.5% 14.8% 4.56 4.67
Steamer 15
8.2% 17.7% 3.79
3.97
ZiPS 97
7.7% 16.5% 4.36
4.24


2014 outlook

I am going to guess a deal gets worked out with the Phillies and Rosin is optioned to Albuquerque and doesn't pitch in the majors this season. What's your guess?

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