Originally Posted by dougdirt
I thought we were talking about Szymanski. A college kid. In the end though, its all irrelevent and moot. No one ever gets these things right.
No, we were talking about Mesoraco, who comes in at #6 on this BA ranking despite having little to no success in rookie ball. That's fine though, I'm still rooting for the kid. The other reason I'm skeptical regarding these BA rankings is the fact that D-Mes ranked ahead of Lotzkar, despite the latter's sparkling debut. You could argue sample size, and you could also argue (and I would agree) that neither has any business in the Top 10. But if I had to put one of them up there, I would put Lotzkar ahead of Mesoraco because of their performance at the professional level, which given both of their pedigrees, I think has more bearing than the round they were drafted.
As far as Szymanski goes, he hardly played at what could be described as a major college program. With all due respect to Princeton (the college) and princeton (the poster), doing well in the Ivy League is a far cry from dominating at the College World Series. Could you do the latter and still wash out? Of course. But I'd bet on the kid dominating the CWS before the high school kid from nowhere that failed to impress in rookie ball.