Eddie Rosario rebounded from a 2022 season lost to vision problems to become, well, Eddie Rosario again. His final line was .255/.305/.450, nicely back in line with his career averages of .268/.305/.460.
Rosario started 122 games in left field for the Braves, and in 478 at bats hit 21 homers, scored 64 runs and drove in 74. Eddie batted mostly out of the 7th spot, but also with significant time in the 5th and 6th spots. He was also named as a finalist for the Gold Glove award for left field, which must have come as a big surprise to Kevin Pillar. Overall, Eddie was awarded 1.1 bWAR for his efforts.
The Braves hold a $9M option on Rosario for 2023. Eddie turned 32 in September, so his ceiling is pretty well defined at its current level. There is some sentiment that Rosario should have a platoon partner, but while there is a fairly significant difference in his slugging percentage, his career on base splits aren’t especially dramatic. (.268/.307/.483 against righties and .269/.301/.395 against lefties.)
I think there’s a pretty good chance Eddie can have another season similar to 2023 if the Braves don’t want to upgrade the position, and that would certainly be fine for the 7th spot in the order. I will guess the Braves will focus on upgrading the pitching and we’ll see a lot of Rosario in left field again, unless they switch gears and pivot to Vaughn Grissom.