I know there is a lot of euphoria right now surrounding Devin Mesoraco, and though much of it is both surprising and deserved, is it for real? He's gone from bust in some eyes to being untouchable in other's eyes - even for the indomitable Cliff Lee.
A few days ago, I went looking for another AA catcher that hit so well at 22 years old. Like many of you, I was starting to wonder when he'd be getting his due by the national media. What I found was that, recently, only Matt Wieters can compare to what Mez is doing this year.
At 22 years old between A+ and AA who would you pick?
1 HR per 16 ab's .355 / .454 / .600 / 1.053 - 1.08 bb/k ratio - 40% cs - 3 pb
1 HR per 14 ab's .321 / .384 / .620 / 1.005 - .51 bb/k ratio - 49% cs - 11 pb
It's not easy, right? At least, I never thought it would be this difficult to choose between Mez and the former #1 player in milb...