I don't mind Mesoraco's role this year, because he is at least getting to learn how to call a game and work with a major league staff, plus he's getting a good look at the National League hitters. I do agree that he would hit better if given more opportunities, but that's not going to happen this season barring an injury.
All I know is Mesoraco has an absolute gun for a right arm and his work behind the plate and with his pitchers improves daily. I'll worry about his hitting after he becomes an everyday player. It's way, way too early to worry about this kid.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
This kind of thinking is "head-desk" for me!
In fact, since Mesaroco hit 26 homers in AAA last year, he might just need to be the every day catcher and bat clean up between Votto & Bruce!
That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!
"For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night.” -- Brandon Phillips on Cards fans.
Did anyone NOT think Grandal was going to post good minor league numbers? I certainly don't want to trade Hanigan, and you have to choose between Mes and Grandal as the future. I'm fine with the FO's choice.
We'll get to see what Grandal can do now.
Good thing Latos seems to be kicking it in. Maybe Mesoraco can get off the interstate, too.
Nick Hundley, who signed a three-year, $9 million extension with the Padres in March, is headed to Triple-A Tucson. Top prospect catcher Yasmani Grandal is on his way up.
Grandal had a brief stint in the majors earlier this month, but he’ll get his first extended look at playing time now that Hundley will work through his struggles in the minors. Acquired from the Reds over the winter in the Mat Latos deal, the 23-year-old is hitting .335/.443/.521 with six homers, 35 RBI and a .963 OPS in 56 games at the Triple-A level this year.
One from each side of the plate.
Last edited by Jdattilo; 06-30-2012 at 09:33 PM.
We have two lefties above High A. Let's trade away a MLB ready switch hitting catcher who's never hit below .280 at any level and keep the guy who's hits around .200 and looks like something Bela Lugosi would play in a movie because he had one fluke 18 HR AAA season.
Anyone remember the name of the guy that hit a grand slam in his first at bat last year? Its only one game, lets not make him an all-star just yet
Also look what we got out of the deal today... 9 innings of 2 hit ball on the road