Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
How do you figure Mesoraco has a better hit tool, doug?
Grandal's 2011 line is 305/401/500. I realize that includes Bakersfield for half a season, but it also includes Carolina (305 BA with similar patience and less pop than Mesoraco) for a 900 full season OPS. In his half-season of AA, Mesoraco went 294/363/594.
I get the power and agree completely.
But Grandal looks like his hit tool is pretty much the same asd is his patience.
It's a great problem to have, really-- two very good catchers. One ready now and one ready next season.
Grandal's average was solid, but he also struck out at a pretty healthy clip, which doesn't bode well for sustainability. And I haven't read anything recently, but bat speed and hit tool were questions about Grandal on draft day.