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Jonathan Rosero
Jonathan  Rosero

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Middle Village, N.Y.

High School:
Holy Cross

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 168

Position:
P

Birthdate:
06/19/1997

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

03/21/2017

Baseball at Saint Joseph's

Villanova took on local rival Saint Joseph's on March 21, 2017 in Merion Station, Pa.

03/08/2016

Baseball vs. Delaware State

Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.

On Rosero: One of the team's top returning arms from last season ... Had success in the weekend starting rotation as a sophomore and should continue to take steps forward during the coming year ... Commands all of his pitches well and is a potential breakout performer on the Villanova staff ... Hard worker who will be a leader on the team throughout the year.

Career: Has made 23 career appearances with 16 starts ... Owns a 3-7 career record with a 5.74 ERA in 91.0 innings pitched ... Threw a complete game shutout as a sophomore ... Has allowed 108 hits and 61 runs (58 earned), while walking 38 and striking out 56 ... Opponents are batting .303 against him, and he has given up eight home runs to 416 batters faced ... Has given up three earned runs or less in nine of his 16 starts, and has pitched into at least the sixth inning seven times.

2017: Moved into the weekend starting rotation and led the team with 13 starts during the year ... Was second on the team in innings pitched and strikeouts ... Pitched a four-hit shutout against George Washington in which he walked one and struck out four in a 3-0 victory ... He was the first Wildcats pitcher to throw a complete game shutout since 2013 at the time of the game ... Went 1-6 with a 6.21 ERA overall ... Pitched 66 2/3 innings and allowed 82 hits and 47 runs (46 earned), with 27 walks and 41 strikeouts ... Opponents batted .314 against him ... Surrendered four home runs to 306 batters faced ... Pitched into at least the sixth inning in six of his starts ... Had a three-start stretch from April 1-13 in which he gave up just two earned runs with 15 hits and two walks over 21 2/3 innings (0.83 ERA, 0.78 WHIP) ... Had 16 strikeouts in the three-start stretch, including tying a season high with six strikeouts against both Wofford and Xavier ... Gave up three runs or less in seven of his first eight starts; BIG EAST: Started in all six conference series ... Allowed just one earned run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings against eventual conference champion Xavier ... Pitched into the eighth inning in the first game of a doubleheader at Butler ... Logged seven innings at Creighton.

2016: Had a successful collegiate debut and pitched in 10 games with three starts ... Owned a 2-1 record and a 4.44 ERA while pitching 24 1/3 innings ... Allowed 26 hits and 14 runs (12 earned), with 11 walks and 15 strikeouts ... Opponents batted .274 against him ... Tossed a combined 2 2/3 scoreless innings in two appearances against Houston in the first series of the season ... His collegiate debut in the first game of the series was for 1 2/3 innings, in which he allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out three ... Made his first collegiate start against Indiana State and gave up two earned runs on five hits without a walk in 4 2/3 innings ... Earned wins in that game and in his second start against Delaware State, when he worked a season-high six scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and two walks and striking out three; BIG EAST: Appeared in three conference games out of the bullpen ... Allowed three earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out three in 4 1/3 innings ... Opposing batters were 5-for-18 (.278) against him ... Pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts at Xavier.

Club Baseball: Played for the South Florida Bandits for four years from eighth through 11th grades ... Also played for the Midville Dodgers following his high school graduation.

Holy Cross High School: Played four years of baseball and soccer, including two seasons on the varsity team for each sport ... Earned All-Queens baseball honors as a senior and finished the season with a 1.78 ERA ... Was a striker on the junior varsity soccer team and a goalkeeper for the varsity squad ... Named to the Principal's List for his academic success all four years ... Achieved a 4.0 grade-point average and was inducted to the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 6/19/97 in Middle Village, N.Y. ... Oldest of three children of Marco Rosero and Edma Collado ... Has a sister, Hayden (9), and a brother, Alexander (2) ... Enjoys playing golf and ping pong in his spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its great academic and athletic reputations, and for the opportunities he would have both playing baseball and academically ... Political Science major.

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