• Full name Kala'i Ho'okele Rosario
  • Born 07/02/2002 in Papaikou, HI
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Waiakeia
  • Drafted in the 5th round (158th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2020 (signed for $270,000).
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    Hawaii’s top 2020 draft prospect, Rosario separated himself last summer when he tied for the second-highest exit velocity at PG National and won the home run derby at the Area Code Games, sending one shot 440 feet with a wood bat. A strong, physical righthanded hitter, Rosario already posts exit velocities upward of 100 mph and elevates the ball to get the most from his brute strength. He draws consistent plus-plus power grades from evaluators and even an occasional 80. More than just a slugger, Rosario is a mature hitter who makes adjustments, can shoot the ball the other way and limits his swings and misses. He is a good athlete for his size who currently plays center field but projects to move to a corner, likely left field unless his arm improves. Rosario has the bat to profile at any position and the strong makeup components to get the most from his talent. Many scouts consider him Hawaii's best high school draft prospect since 2014 first-rounder Kodi Medeiros. Rosario is committed to California Baptist, but should be drafted early enough to sign.

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Career Transactions

  • Wichita Wind Surge placed OF Kala'i Rosario on the 7-day injured list.
  • OF Kala'i Rosario assigned to Wichita Wind Surge.
  • OF Kala'i Rosario assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels.
  • OF Kala'i Rosario assigned to Minnesota Twins.
  • OF Kala'i Rosario roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.

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