Originally Posted by dougdirt
I don't think I have talked to anyone who see's Silva staying in CF. I don't pay much attention to a guys OPS as much as I pay attention to their rates at which they hit for power, walk and strikeout. Given how BABIP can cause havok on a guys OBP and SLG, its far down my list on things to look at. Mesoraco has had solid peripherals even if the slash stats haven't looked good.
Don't get me wrong, I really like Silva's swing. I think there is some good potential in his bat. I just don't think he is a better prospect than a catcher who has good defense and strong peripherals that is 3 levels higher than him while still being young for his level.
I might agree with you on the SLG part, but I think OBP is certainly important to watch and Mez, at any level, has yet to show that he can consistently get on at a good clip while cutting down on the Ks. I don't think Mez has proven much of anything yet. He needs to put together a solid and consistent season first before I become a believer. He does have age on his side though.