Originally Posted by Benihana
Well when B.J. Szymanski is the Reds 4th best prospect in the organization (as he was in 2005), I think they begin to lose some credibility. Is Devin Mesoraco, the 18-year-old catcher who has yet to hit a lick at the professional level, really the 6th best prospect in the entire Reds organization? Or is it just that he was their 1st round pick from last year, and thus he must be one of the first guys mentioned?
Szymanski had 81 at bats when he was rated the 4th best prospect in the organization. The 2005 list was released post seaason 2004.
Mesoraco is 19 and yeah, I would say he has a solid argument for being the Reds 6th best prospect. He played with two injured thumbs all season. He has all the tools you would want out of a catcher is excellent defensively. The hitting will come around.