Re: John Sickels on Devin Mesoraco
Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
John Sickels isn't the only one to think 2010 was a fluke for Mesoraco. Bryan Smith of fangraphs said:
There were multiple mentions of Aroldis Chapman and also a quick mention of Zach Stewart if you're interested in reading the entire chat.
I didn't read that as thinking Mesoraco is a fluke at all. All he really said was he doesn't see Mez being a .950 hitter in the majors. Does anyone really disagree with that? I sure don't. Very few hitters are able to do that. But that doesn't mean I think he's a fluke.
I think this is a case where he's just being realistic about the translation to major league success. I don't think that's saying he's been a fluke this year. He basically added he would not be surprised if he's an .800 catcher. That's pretty complimentary IMHO.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda