Also, please stop with the July OPS nonsense. 48 PA samples don't typically get me all worked up. If you think that it is the start of something big, that's your opinion and I won't specifically criticize that opinion. I may argue the logic behind it, but not the position itself. You might end up being right. But why 48 PAs in July trump three other lackluster months in 2013 with more PAs in each is beyond me. Maybe it's the .419 babip that, for some reason, no one seems to care about.
If I remember correctly Mes had a history in the minors of needing an adjustment period before his hitting would take off each time he was promoted to the next level. The adjustment was probably quicker in the minors because he was playing mostly full time. I hope we're seeing the same trend now and he'll develop into that RH middle of the order bat the Reds need so badly.
Choo, BP, Votto, Mes, and Bruce would be deadly if Mes began to hit like he did in the minors.
Being at the last few games for Mes, I can certainly see the fuss made about him as a prospect. And that is not based on his success at the plate so far.
You can just tell he's an absolute physical speciman. Physically the game seems so easy for him out there. I've enjoyed his hitting approach... in that he really seems to be going up there being "patient aggressive"... in that it looks like he's looking for a specific pitch, and if he gets it, he's going after it with aggression, and if he doesn't, seems like he's waiting until next time.
Hope his success the last 2 games continues. I certainly feel like the sky could be the limit for him. He's earned the chance to keep going.
It just reads to me like you have made up your mind on the subject, and trying to argue whatever justifies that position. I've always looked at it the other way... in that you should be looking at the arguments to make a position.
Needless to say, Mes has showed obvious signs of improvement with the most recent opportunity. True that his July OPS numbers are mostly due to the two most recent games, but thats normally how it works in small sample sizes. There are few guys that able to OPS .900 every game for 2 weeks. In 5 at-bats, you are either going to hit .200 or .400, or .000 or .600. So yes, of course 2 games will inflate a small sample size.
In the end, you can't throw out the good games, just like you can't throw out the bad games. The sum of the parts has been good, and he's looked good doing it. Hanigan has played bad and looked bad and old and tired doing it. Time to give Mes a real chance.
He's now made the most of these opportunities, has hit better than average for a catcher on the season, and has outplayed Hanigan on the season in more PAs. It's pretty straightforward.
I'm failing to understand you logic because you keep moving the goalposts.
I feel like we are getting bogged down in minutiae Eddabbs. What is your overall view/take of Mesoraco now and going forward?