Amed Rosario wins over Mets’ clubhouse and belts a 2-run HR

One thing stands out, especially, for manager Terry Collins about Amed Rosario in the Mets’ clubhouse:

Amed Rosario doesn’t stand out.

The heralded rookie shortstop is more old school than millennial in his approach and demeanor. Putting the physical gifts aside, that businesslike conduct says a lot.

“There are certain guys who think they are entitled to be in that clubhouse. And there are guys who earned their way and want to continue to earn the respect of their teammates and Amed is one of those guys,” Collins said Collins said Tuesday before Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. “He came in here, obviously, with big fanfare and has handled it very humbly, which the veterans respect immensely.

“Years ago, when you came into a big league clubhouse and were a rookie, you went over and sat in the corner and kept your mouth shut. These guys look for that today and when you do that, you’re going to get their total respect. … Amed has handled himself that way.”

Rosario, 21, hitting .255 through his first 14 super-hyped games, including a two-run homer off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning Tuesday, has impressed his manager and veteran teammates.

“He’s a great kid. He just comes here with the attitude to work and try to get better every day,” said Jose Reyes, who has taken Rosario under his wing since striking up a friendship last year. “That’s what you want from a young player. When he plays the field, he’s going to play 100 percent.

“That’s something I’m always telling him, ‘You have to hustle all the way every single day because if you don’t, people are going to know and that won’t be good for you,’ ” Reyes said. “He asks me a lot of questions and I try to be honest because he’s the future of this organization.”

Curtis Granderson watched Rosario in spring training and was impressed. He still is.

“He’s poised, he’s confident and he seems to be comfortable but not comfortable to the point where, ‘I don’t need to work.’ Comfortable to, ‘I know I fit in,’ ” Granderson said. “That’s a good thing. Sometimes, it takes a long time to get. And he seems older than he is — probably because of his beard, and I can’t grow one.”

On the field, Rosario’s non-stop approach may need tweaking offensively. Rumor has it he may take a walk … one of these years.

Amed Rosario and Aaron Judge share a laugh during Tuesday’s Subway Series game.Getty Images

“I’m hoping he walks once right now,” Collins said.

The next step in Rosario’s offensive progression will be pitch selection and Collins expressed every confidence Rosario “will get it” eventually.

“The kid’s got enough tools and enough power that he’s going to be a dangerous offensive player. He’s going to learn to go up to the plate and be a little more selective,” Collins said. “What he’s going to have to learn to adjust to [is] be a little more selective and look for a certain pitch in a certain area, then do your damage early in the count.

“[With] all the stats and charts we have, we’re going to be able to sit him down and say, ‘Hey, here’s where you want the baseball. Early in the count we’re going to lay off this area and this area.’ He’ll figure it out.”

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