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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    My guess is he is spending more time learning to handle pitchers, and game theory than he is on his hitting. Catchers are notoriously slow to develop. Gotta like the OBP though.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Devin with an ofer effort last game.

    GCL Reds Top 2nd

    * David Scott reaches on fielding error by center fielder Quincy Latimore.
    * Devin Mesoraco called out on strikes.
    * Rafael Sanchez grounds into double play, pitcher Rafael Delossantos to shortstop Victor Alvarez to first baseman Thomas Hagan. David Scott out at 2nd.


    GCL Reds Top 5th

    * Devin Mesoraco strikes out swinging.
    * Rafael Sanchez called out on strikes.
    * Jose Gualdron singles on a ground ball to third baseman Daniel Bomback.
    * Alexis Oliveras strikes out swinging.

    GCL Reds Top 7th

    * Pitcher Change: Malvin Vasquez replaces Rafael Delossantos.
    * David Scott flies out to left fielder Ciro Rosero.
    * Devin Mesoraco reaches on fielding error by shortstop Victor Alvarez.
    * Rafael Sanchez called out on strikes.
    * Jose Gualdron flies out to center fielder Quincy Latimore.

    GCL Reds Top 9th

    * Pitcher Change: Edward Cordero replaces Malvin Vasquez.
    * Jose Bastardo hit by pitch.
    * David Scott pops out to third baseman Daniel Bomback in foul territory.
    * Devin Mesoraco grounds into a force out, shortstop Victor Alvarez to second baseman Caleb Fields. Jose Bastardo out at 2nd. Devin Mesoraco to 1st.
    * Rafael Sanchez flies out to center fielder Quincy Latimore.

    Code:
    GCL Reds
    Player	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG
    Reed CF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	.289
    Soto SS	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.316
    Brown DH	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	.220
    Waller a- PH-DH	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.053
    Bastardo LF	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	.250
    Scott 1B	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.292
    Mesoraco C	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.224
    Sanchez 3B	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.200
    Gualdron 2B	3	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	.311
    Oliveras RF	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	.155
    Rodriguez, E P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Snowden P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Marizan P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    
    BATTING
    TB: Reed; Gualdron.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto.
    S: Oliveras.
    GIDP: Sanchez; Waller.
    Team LOB: 7.
    
    FIELDING
    E: Bastardo 2 (2, fielding, fielding), Sanchez (8, fielding).
    
    a-Grounded into a double play for Brown in the 8th.
    GCL Pirates
    Player	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG
    Fields 2B	5	2	2	0	0	1	1	0	0	.275
    Rosero LF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	1	.250
    Latimore CF	5	1	2	0	0	0	1	0	0	.274
    Bomback 3B	5	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.222
    Peley DH	4	2	2	0	1	0	1	1	1	.296
    Hagan 1B	3	2	3	1	0	0	0	2	0	.340
    Biela RF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	.238
    Alvarez, V SS	4	1	1	0	0	0	2	1	1	.208
    Garcia, J C	2	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	2	.206
    Delossantos P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Vasquez P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Cordero P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    
    BATTING
    2B: Hagan (3, Rodriguez, E).
    3B: Peley (1, Marizan).
    HR: Fields (1, 8th inning off Marizan, 0 on, 0 out).
    TB: Fields 5; Rosero; Latimore 2; Peley 4; Hagan 4; Biela; Alvarez, V.
    RBI: Alvarez, V 2 (6), Garcia, J (4), Latimore (12), Fields (5), Peley (11).
    2-out RBI: Latimore; Alvarez, V; Peley.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fields 2; Bomback; Garcia, J 2; Alvarez, V 2.
    SF: Garcia, J.
    Team LOB: 12.
    
    BASERUNNING
    SB: Alvarez, V (2, 2nd base off Snowden/Mesoraco).
    CS: Rosero (1, 2nd base by Rodriguez, E/Mesoraco).
    
    FIELDING
    E: Latimore (1, fielding), Fields (5, fielding), Delossantos (1, fielding), Alvarez, V (5, fielding).
    DP: 2 (Fields-Hagan, Delossantos-Alvarez, V-Hagan).
    
    
    
    GCL Reds
    Player	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
    Rodriguez, E (L, 1-2)	3.1	4	3	1	2	1	0	1.83
    Snowden 	2.2	4	2	0	1	3	0	2.31
    Marizan 	2.0	4	3	3	4	1	1	13.86
    
    GCL Pirates
    Player	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
    Delossantos (W, 1-4)	6.0	1	0	0	0	6	0	3.86
    Vasquez 	2.0	1	0	0	1	1	0	5.09
    Cordero 	1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	9.31
    
    
    
    HBP: Brown (by Delossantos), Bastardo (by Cordero).
    Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez, E 6-2, Snowden 2-3, Marizan 3-2, Delossantos 8-4, Vasquez 2-3, Cordero 1-2.
    Batters faced: Rodriguez, E 16, Snowden 14, Marizan 14, Delossantos 22, Vasquez 8, Cordero 4.
    Inherited runners-scored: Snowden 2-2.
    Umpires: HP: Tim Eastman. 1B: Matt Jones. 2B: . 3B: .
    Weather: 90 degrees, overcast.
    Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
    T: 2:46
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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Code:
    Entire Season	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    vs Left	.125		8	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	.125	.125	.250
    vs Right	.240		50	4	12	1	0	0	4	7	8	0	0	.356	.260	.616
    Home Games	.259	7	27	3	7	0	0	0	2	3	4	0	0	.333	.259	.593
    Away Games	.194	10	31	2	6	1	0	0	2	4	5	0	0	.324	.226	.550
    Day Games	.214	16	56	5	12	1	0	0	4	5	9	0	0	.302	.232	.534
    Night Games	.500	1	2	0	1	0	0	0	0	2	0	0	0	.750	.500	1.250
    On Grass	.224	17	58	5	13	1	0	0	4	7	9	0	0	.328	.241	.570
    June	.167	3	12	1	2	1	0	0	1	1	1	0	0	.231	.250	.481
    July	.239	14	46	4	11	0	0	0	3	6	8	0	0	.352	.239	.591
    Bases Empty	.250		32	0	8	1	0	0	0	4	5	0	0	.351	.281	.633
    Runners On	.192		26	5	5	0	0	0	4	3	4	0	0	.300	.192	.492
    Scoring Position	.250		16	5	4	0	0	0	4	3	3	0	0	.368	.250	.618
    Season Totals	.224	17	58	5	13	1	0	0	4	7	9	0	0	.328	.241	.570
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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

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    Date	Level	 	Pos	AB	H	2B	3B	HR	SO	BB	SB	CS
    July 23	Rook	@ GCL Pirates	C	4	0	0	0	0	2	0	0	0
    July 22	Rook	@ GCL Orioles	DH	4	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0
    July 21	Rook	@ GCL Twins	C	2	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0
    July 19	Rook	@ GCL Red Sox	C	4	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
    July 18	Rook	@ GCL Pirates	DH	3	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	0
    July 17	Rook	vs. GCL Orioles	C	2	1	0	0	0	0	2	0	1
    July 16	Rook	@ GCL Twins	C	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
    July 13	Rook	vs. GCL Pirates	DH	4	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0
    July 12	Rook	@ GCL Orioles	C	3	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0
    July 11	Rook	vs. GCL Twins	C	4	0	0	0	0	2	0	0	0
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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Jose Bastardo out at 2nd.



    I seriously hope that guy makes the bigs.

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Give him some time...

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Looks like another bust.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Let's give the kid some time, a lot of it, before we start making judgments. That said, the whole draft seems distinctly underwhelming at this point.

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    I am really hoping ChatterRed was kidding.

    As for the whole draft seeming underwhelming, Marc Hulet from baseballanalysts.com has the Reds draft rated at #4 overall for best depth in the draft.

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Let's give the kid some time, a lot of it, before we start making judgments. That said, the whole draft seems distinctly underwhelming at this point.
    I think we have two young hitting prospect waiting in the wngs with Frazier and Waring.

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    I think we have two young hitting prospect waiting in the wngs with Frazier and Waring.
    Lets not forget about Neftali Soto either. There are plenty of guys from the draft that have performed fine so far.

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    The kid is only 18 and has only played in a hand full of games at this point. It is far too early to judge. If my memory serves me correctly, Jay Bruce got off to a somewhat slow start.

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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Mesoraco, like any high school catcher, is an extremely long-term project. Catchers are almost always shaky draft picks. There aren't many good ones in the majors, so it's no surprise that catching prospects have pretty much the highest washout rate in the game. Mesoraco's obviously got some plusses, but he's not a Joe Mauer or Johnny Bench type of athlete (almost no one is). The Reds got him at #15 because his talent wasn't off the charts -- good, but not off the charts.

    He played his high school ball in a baseball backwater. This is a big step up for him. He might not start settling in to professional ball until 2009 or 2010. Now, he might prove worthwhile in the end, but he's not going to pay any dividends until well into the next decade. Expect him to spend a few years off the prospect radar.

    He's a high risk, long haul pick. There's the natural tendency to throw "high reward" in there, but:

    1) You can say that about every player taken in the first few rounds of the draft.
    2) "High reward" is a bit a of B.S. term. The younger and less defined a kid is, the easier it is to pretend the sky's the limit. Most of the time people use the term, it means nothing.
    3) Anybody who can become a productive major league regular offers a high reward.
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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Agree with everything M2 said. Mesoraco appears to have all the building blocks of a big-league catcher, but much assembly is still required.

    Referring to the thread in general, I'm always amused by the RedsZone competition to be the first to shovel dirt on someone's prospect status. What's the prize?
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    Re: 2007 Reds #1 Pick--Devin Mesoraco (Official Thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    Referring to the thread in general, I'm always amused by the RedsZone competition to be the first to shovel dirt on someone's prospect status. What's the prize?
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