Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
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.
BABIP certainly has something to do with OBP% also.
The way I see it with Mes is he's constantly fighting against the current. He's always being pushed forward to a level at which he is not yet quite ready to be at. Until he sinks (which despite the slash lines he hasn't) or swims his future isn't determined. I know some want to think treading water is sinking but I don't. That said it's not yet swimming either and Silva tossed right into the current seemed to come out swimming from the get go, certainly is something to appreciate. Doug makes a great argument for Mes IMO but bottomline is Mes must reward my faith in him at some point and at least doggey paddle. Until then give me Silva or maybe even better yet Dorn who I feel can hit major league pitching if given the chance.
That said Dorn has little chance to win so I'll go with Silva.