Originally Posted by GIDP
Am I wrong in saying that Mesoraco from the start was a better prospect? From a scouting POV Mes just seems like the better talent.
Not at all, right on point IMO. He simply has better pure talent according to the scouting reports which I have no idea why we'd start questioning scouting reports at this juncture on Mes...or for that matter on anyone. I think Grandal has a shot to be the better bat if he eventually improves or cans hitting from the right side but to me that is secondary to his game behind the plate and that is where Mes should gain his worth.
Give me a good defender with an average offensive game all day everyday over the opposite. To me Hanigan is exactly what you want in a catcher if you can't have a Johnny Bench and I think Mes has a much fairer shot at being that guy assuming he keeps on improving his skills.