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    Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    .205/.299/.252, 1 HR, 23 K, 14 BB 127 AB


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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    It's far from encouraging, but the guy's still a teenager, so I won't hit the panic button just yet.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    At least his obp is +.94

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    Not worried a bit yet.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    Isn't he looking solid defensively though? I thought I read somewhere that he's gunned down a high percentage of would-be basestealers. At a premium defensive position like catcher, I think that's a very encouraging sign.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    way to early to judge...but would like to see better numbers of course
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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    At least his obp is +.94
    I think that's the main point. No doubt he has had a very rough start so far, but at least he's been able to find ways on base even though he's not hitting at all.

    Mesoraco is a massive project as a hitter, but since he has an idea of how to get to first it's easy to hold out hope to see if his bat can develop. He is just coming out of high school, so it's hardly a surprise that he has been bad out of the gate. As he matures we will really get to learn what he's capable of. Right now, he just needs at-bats and hope the rest of his game comes around. But being as raw as him makes the odds stacked against him.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    My best FCB impression...

    He's a bust. I can already tell. I knew the day they drafted him.



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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    nm

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    My best FCB impression...

    He's a bust. I can already tell. I knew the day they drafted him.


    You forgot the clincher....

    "He'll only get turned around if the Cards manage to snag him."

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    I'm not really worried about it. I think NEXT year will be a more valuable indicator of what he can do. After having a full off-season to prepare, instead of coming right in after your highschool graduation.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    Ugh....not ugh at Devin but ugh at the following post 9 months from now.

    "Krivsky's an idiot...__________ is all ready in the majors!"

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    The list of HS picks who struggled in Rookie ball yet made fine major leaguers is long and distinctive.

    Add to it the likely fact that Devin most likely did not call his own games in HS - at the HS level it's the coaches telling the catcher what to call - so he has to now learn how to call games, which is another big learning curve for him to deal with.

    I'm not worried. Devin was a pick made with the eye on the long term.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    Let's not forget, he's probably very worn down. He's a catcher and has had no offseason. Sure, kids like him play nearly year-round, but they rarely raise the level of play that much, that fast.

    Give him an offseason to recover and work out some kinks, and I bet he does well in Dayton next year.
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    Re: Devin Mesoraco update - and it's not looking good.

    Crap.


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