Originally Posted by mattfeet
Checked it. Mesoraco has 165 AB's this year so 2012 was his rookie year.
Even if he had only gotten 129 (130 is the limit), he wouldn't have been ROY eligible for 2013 because he spent more than 45 days on the active roster. But I think it says it all that despite being on the roster for every day but what, 16 for his concussion/suspension/demotion, he got 15 more at bats than Miguel Cairo and 29 fewer than Wilson Valdez.
The Reds have done nothing but show zero confidence in him. Mat Latos is a notoriously slow starter. Mesoraco gets yanked as his catcher before April is even over. I am sure that helped his confidence. I just don't know that the Reds have done anything to show Mesoraco that they have any faith at all in him. That can't be sitting well in his head.