Originally Posted by dougdirt
Sure he walked less, but he was also facing pitchers who can throw strikes when they want to. Silva may have more potential at the plate if we toss out positions (which we shouldn't do), but when we account for positions I don't think Silva has more potential in his bat at all.
It depends on if Silva is a legit CF or not. If he is, then his numbers at the plate as a rookie are impressive. If he's not, then it's not as impressive.
Mesoraco really has yet to prove anything at the plate (unless you consider his .710 OPS at Dayton a huge victory). Silva's numbers in rookie ball were much better than Mes' and he did it at 18 instead of 19 in the same league with approximately the same number of plate appearences. Sure, small sample size...but I like the way Silva projects better.