Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 107

Thread: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    8,842

    Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Just a question. Do you think he will be a bust?

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=519023

    I am not saying he will nor am I trying to get people to say he will be. Just looking for some good discussion.

    I think it is fair to say that thus far, he's been disappointing. Particularly for where the Reds drafted him. Thankfully, he is still young and did show some positive signs this year. I fully hope that he does turn it around...I am rooting for him. I'm just not sure at this point.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    9,862

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Whatever happens, he should be repeating Sarasota next season. I expect him to get leapfrogged by Alex Fleury.
    Go BLUE!!!

  4. #3
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,322

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    His secondary skills at the plate look fine to me.

    11.8% walk rate
    19.8% strike out rate
    .140 isolated power

    Those are solid numbers for a 20 year old in the Florida State League. I think its going to come down to whether his defense makes strides forward. After tonight he has thrown out 21% of the batters that have attempted to steal against him. Its up from last year, but still not where you want to see it.

    I believe his arm is plenty strong enough, but I haven't liked his footwork behind the plate in the past. Its slowed down everything from the point to where he catches the ball to when he releases it. He is young though, if his footwork can get better, I believe he will be fine.

  5. #4
    Member GOYA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    5,143

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    I don't have much faith in him. I'd love to be wrong. He just turned 21 so there's time.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6,419

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Im actually pretty optimistic about him behind the plate. Hes a young guy and is probably on a long track to the majors anyways. I expect his defense to improve.

    The offense on the other hand is a big question mark. One thing I will say is that he has improved his walk rate. The BA is low but he did hit .260 last year. The improvements are there so its a good sign.

  7. #6
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,915

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    I don't have much faith in him. I'd love to be wrong. He just turned 21 so there's time.
    Really? I was thinking he was younger than that.
    Most Vottomatic Player

  8. #7
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,322

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    Really? I was thinking he was younger than that.
    He turned 21 three days ago.

  9. #8
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Huge disappointment to me so far. And I realize he is still very young and isn't a complete disaster looking at his stats. However, I fear Buckley put WAY TOO MUCH STOCK in a hot streak from Mesoraco his senior year in high school... when he just so happened to be a year older than all the seniors he was playing against (got held back early in life -- so he was almost 19 when he graduated high school).

    I hope I'm wrong and then some. But yes, I think we're going to look back on Mesoraco as a bust considering where he was drafted. At this point, I bet he will be a Craig Tatum type that is a AAA catcher at best but never makes the majors for a long period of time.

  10. #9
    Waitin til next year bucksfan2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    10,171

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    I won't make a decision on him until he is 24. He has the tools just needs to put it all together. Catchers generally take longer than usual to develop. From the reports I have heard he has good strike zone judgment and good feet. You can't that. He may be a late developer, but it isn't all that unusual for catchers.

  11. #10
    15 game winner Danny Serafini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Sultanes de Monterrey
    Posts
    4,183

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    He's been disappointing so far, but I always looked at him as a 5 year project from the day he was drafted, so I'm not going to get too worried at this stage.

  12. #11
    Worst Behavior. reds44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    25,389

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    He's a catcher, and a high school catcher at that. They take forever to develop.
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

  13. #12
    Member SMcGavin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    1,483

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    He's been disappointing so far, but I always looked at him as a 5 year project from the day he was drafted, so I'm not going to get too worried at this stage.
    Yeah, this pretty much sums it up.

  14. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,577

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Let's wait 4 more years, because it's going to take that long for him to develop.

  15. #14
    Two-Time Batting Champ Edd Roush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Loveland, OH
    Posts
    3,046

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Just wanted to bump this thread up. Devin is now going to finish his third straight month with an OPS north of .700. While it's certainly nothing worthy of a comparison to Johnny Bench, it illuminates the progress he is making. Especially considering that his season line still reads .223/.310/.371, Devin has made some real progress. Furthermore, this proves that season stas are skin deep. One could look at that line and think that Devin hasn't made much progress this year until they look at his monthly splits. .261/ .327/.420 is his July line right now and if we keep on seeing that line, I think he will maintain his prospect status. They always say that catchers take longer to develop, so let's hope that Devin keeps his OPS going the right way.

  16. #15
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,322

    Re: Will Devin Mesoraco be a bust?

    Its the FSL. Worry more about the peripherals than the slash lines.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25