Chicago Cubs: 3 free agents who would be a perfect fit – 3. Eddie Rosario
Eddie Rosario started the 2021 campaign off rough but rebounded nicely in the second half. In the first half, Rosario posted a below average 86 wRC+ and soared back with a 133 wRC+ after the All-Star break. Scheduled for free agency this offseason, Rosario would fit into the fold nicely on the north side with a red C on his chest. In 35 plate appearances, Rosario has slashed .313/.371/.531 at Wrigley Field.
For his career, Rosario owns a .275/.309/.473 line with pretty neutral splits against right-handers and left-handers, coming in at .275 life time against righties and .276 against southpaws. His best years were just recently from 2017-2019 where he batted .290, .288 and .276, the latter of which he blasted a career-high 32 long balls and 109 RBI.
Rosario is finishing out the year in Atlanta, currently in the NLCS. He has batted .271/.330/.573 since being acquired at the trade deadline. Currently making $8 million on the season, Rosario’s bat and ability to play the outfield fills two holes for the Cubs. Not only at the plate in the middle of the order but in the field as well where there are some question marks regarding the guys in the mix for spots. Though he will likely be more expensive, he absolutely needs to be on the team’s radar this winter.