Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
His ceiling is just a bit higher than Mesoraco's, too, IMO. At his best, Mes is an All Star. (Think Brian McCann.) At Hamilton's best, he's Jose Reyes, with Brandon Phillips' glove.
I would be incredibly surprised if he ever showed the type of HR power that Jose Reyes has at points in his career. I don't think Hamilton's ceiling is higher than Mesoraco's, not with the power that Mesoraco showed this year. 30 HR catchers who throw out runners are incredibly rare. Shortstops/2B who hit 10 HR's, even with other outstanding qualities, are a little easier to find than catchers like what Mesoraco could become.