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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Mets' Rosario named top Appy prospect

By Adam Rubin

Adam RubinAmed Rosario was named top prospect in the Appy League.

NEW YORK -- Amed Rosario, who signed with the Mets for $1.75 million out of the Dominican Republic in July 2012, has been named the top prospect in the Appalachian League by Baseball America.

Rosario, 17, hit .241 with three homers and 23 RBIs in 212 at-bats with Kingsport. So the ranking primarily is based on potential.

Right-handers Rob Whalen (15th) and Chris Flexen (19th) also checked in on the list.

In the Gulf Coast League, 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith, a first baseman, was ranked fourth in the league. The Mets had no other players ranked in the top 20 in the GCL.