Baseball Prospectus prospect guru Kevin Goldstein took a look at former Reds #1 pick Devin Mesoraco over the weekend — makes me a little happier that Mesoraco wasn’t traded to Seattle:
Devin Mesoraco, C, Reds(Double-A Carolina): 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, HR (8), 3 R, 2 RBI, K
With all of the great hitting performances we’ve had in the minors this year, how many people are aware that Mesoraco is hitting .313/.379/.613 across two levels? With 18 home runs in 290 at-bats, he’s already doubled his previous season-high, and the 2007 first-round pick has shined behind the plate as well, gunning down 13 of 25 potential base stealers since his promotion to Double-A. All but off the radar coming into the year, he’s back as one of the better catching prospects around.