Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
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.
He has Mesoraco as an .810 OPS catcher.... That is pretty elite company. Three catchers were able to top that in 2009 with at least 450 at bats. Only 4 guys over 400 at bats were able to do that.