Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga
I just don't think there is any harm with keeping him in Dayton unless he shows he is clearly overmatched (striking out a ton and not walking much at all).
I'm going to disagree here. I think you need an overall plan of level by level advancement with Mesoraco. A month in Dayton, before returning him to Billings to catch guys like Lotzkar and Ravin, is a nice way to help him move up permanently to Dayton in 09. It's not just that you want him to "keep his head above water," you want him to thrive and gain confidence. He's got a better chance of doing that in Billings than in Dayton (especially after spending a few weeks in Dayton). The only way I'd keep him in Dayton is if he's absolutely mashing, and I doubt that happens.
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