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    Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He didn't really show he was overmatched last year. He had a solid walk rate and a very respectable strikeout rate in the GCL last year. He played hurt as well for almost all of the season with two injuries on separate hands. I just don't think there is any harm with keeping him in Dayton unless he shows he is clearly overmatched (striking out a ton and not walking much at all). I don't think that is going to happen though because he covers the plate well and has a good understanding of the strikezone.
    I'm far more concerned about his defense in Dayton than his offense. To his credit though, it looks like he's improved with each start. It's too early to say either way I guess.

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    Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga

    I just don't think there is any harm with keeping him in Dayton unless he shows he is clearly overmatched (striking out a ton and not walking much at all).
    I'm going to disagree here. I think you need an overall plan of level by level advancement with Mesoraco. A month in Dayton, before returning him to Billings to catch guys like Lotzkar and Ravin, is a nice way to help him move up permanently to Dayton in 09. It's not just that you want him to "keep his head above water," you want him to thrive and gain confidence. He's got a better chance of doing that in Billings than in Dayton (especially after spending a few weeks in Dayton). The only way I'd keep him in Dayton is if he's absolutely mashing, and I doubt that happens.
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    Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    I'm going to disagree here. I think you need an overall plan of level by level advancement with Mesoraco. A month in Dayton, before returning him to Billings to catch guys like Lotzkar and Ravin, is a nice way to help him move up permanently to Dayton in 09. It's not just that you want him to "keep his head above water," you want him to thrive and gain confidence. He's got a better chance of doing that in Billings than in Dayton (especially after spending a few weeks in Dayton). The only way I'd keep him in Dayton is if he's absolutely mashing, and I doubt that happens.
    So if he is hitting .250/.340/.400 you send him to Billings?

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    Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga

    My concern with Mesoraco is that by the time he's actually a prospect, he's going to be Rule V eligible and nowhere near ready.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga

    So if he is hitting .250/.340/.400 you send him to Billings?
    Yes, I think so.
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    Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga

    My concern with Mesoraco is that by the time he's actually a prospect, he's going to be Rule V eligible and nowhere near ready.
    Plenty of time, plenty of time. If he looks legit, put him on the 40-man when the time comes and there's nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Mesoraco, Parker to Dayton. Frazier to Sarasota. Valaika to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Plenty of time, plenty of time. If he looks legit, put him on the 40-man when the time comes and there's nothing to worry about.
    He doesn't have to stick to the 25 man for six more years. He has time.
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