Re: Taking stock of the minor leaguers heading into 2008
I really agree with doug's point about Derek Jeter. I read his autobiography a while back and he wrote about how terrified he was that first year just getting out high school.
Obviously, some top 15 high school position players hit the ground running, but others do in fact struggle, like Jeter and Mesoraco.
Let's hope Mesoraco's natural abilities shine through and he uses last season as a lesson and he is working his butt off this off-season to be ready for next year. I am a perrenial optimist, so I see no reason why Mesoraco will not improve next year. I really think he will get the job done.