Date of Birth: 10/26/1987
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 235 lbs
Resides: East Hartford, CT
Previous Team: New Britain (Atl.)
Highest Level: A
Jovan Rosa returns to New Britain for his fourth campaign with the Bees and fifth in the Atlantic League during his 12th season of professional baseball. The two-time Atlantic League All-Star began last year with Campeche of the Mexican League, and would finish up the season in the Hardware City. In 117 combined games, he posted a .271 batting average with 14 home runs, 60 RBI, and 45 runs scored.
In 2017, Rosa was named to the post-season Atlantic League All-Star Team. He led the Atlantic League in games played (139), hits (159), and doubles (40), while also finishing second in at-bats (530) and total bases (246), third in extra-base hits (56), and tenth in batting average (.300). The slugger also posted 72 RBI and scored 59 runs.
The 31-year-old graduated from East Hartford High School in 2005, and was drafted out of Florida Gateway College by the Chicago Cubs in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. After spending four seasons with the Cubs organization, Rosa made his Atlantic League debut in 2015 by splitting time between the Bridgeport Bluefish and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He joined the Bees the following season, playing in all 140 games and collecting a .283 batting average with 13 home runs, 31 doubles, 59 RBI and 56 runs scored.
In 1,047 career minor league games, Jovan owns a .275 batting average with 88 home runs, 257 doubles, 536 RBI, and 427 runs scored.