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Thanks for posting that scouting report on Mesoraco, doug. That is such a thorough description, and informs your optimism regarding his future progress. It would be so great if he could manifest his ability sooner than later because the Reds so badly need help at that position. I'm voting for him.
The Reds drafted Mesoraco because he was the best catcher available in the draft. You need to remember that it was a down year for catchers in the draft. A player drafted in the 3rd round in 2006 could be a much better prospect than a 1st rd pick in 2007 based on the talent in the draft. I will have a better feel on Mesoraco after he gets a full year under his belt. He is not in my top 10. I went Dorn again based on results not projections.
Mesoraco the best catcher in the draft? Have you ever seen Matt Wieters? He's a very good ballplayer - which is why he was chosen 5th overall and given a hugh contract for 6 million dollars by Baltimore.
Last edited by Betterread; 11-29-2007 at 10:39 PM.
Look at the pitching coming out of that draft - Lincecum, Miller, Morrow, Hochevar, Scherzer, Kershaw, Kennedy, Chamberlain.
You've got position prospects like Evan Longoria, Matt Antonelli, Hank Conger and Travis Snider.
Based on early results, I expect 2006 will put drafts like the dog years of 2000-2003 to shame.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Speaking of taking things with a grain of salt, if a person misspells 'Mesoraco', I take what was said by that person about Devin Mesoraco with a grain of salt.
However I thought that I read somewhere around the '06 draft that Conger wasn't necc. going to be a sure thing behind the plate and that he could end up at 3rd eventually. Perhaps It was someone else I can't recall for sure but I thought it was Conger.
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I suspect Danny Dorn will be #11 because people love his name.