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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Ed Rosado moved to the pros out of high school; Saw six seasons, made AAA

Ed Rosado helped out with his old high school baseball team in 1996 and he had some advice for the team's star player, Dan Smyth, Smyth told The Philadelphia Inquirer that June.

"Ed told me to go to college and get my education," Smyth, who had been bypassed in the draft, recalled to The Inquirer. "He said I was good enough to play in the minors, but I should go to college first."

Rosado spoke from experience that saw him play six professional seasons and saw him sign out of high school. Rosado briefly made it to AAA. He never made the majors.

Rosado's career began in 1988, having been signed by the Phillies as an undrafted free agent the previous August out of Bristol High in Pennsylvania.

Rosado started with the Phillies at rookie Martinsville. He also saw brief time at single-A Spartanburg and single-A Clearwater. He hit .255 over 64 games on the year, with four home runs.

He then played 1989 between Spartanburg and short-season Batavia. The catcher hit .188 over 65 games.

Rosado played all of 1990 at high-A Clearwater. he saw 63 games and hit .171. He played 1991 at AA Reading. He saw 45 games and hit .200.

Rosado returned to Reading for 1992, but he also saw four games at AAA Scranton. He went 0 for 10 there.

At Reading, he hit a healthy .310, with three home runs over 60 games. One of his home runs came in a June game, an extra-inning game-winner.

He then played 1993 between Reading and Clearwater. He hit .204 over 70 games on the year to end his career

Rosado is later recorded as being signed as a Phillies bullpen catcher in 2000. 

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,766
Made the Majors:1,274-33.8%
Never Made Majors:2,492-66.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:524
10+ Seasons in the Minors:313

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