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Devin Mesoraco
.273 25 80
Team: CincinnatiHt / Wt: 6-1 / 220 NFBC ADP: 81.33
Position: CBorn: 6/19/1988 Birthplace: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Reds (2007)

Latest News
Jan. 26 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)2:54 PM CT-The Reds have agreed to a four-year contract with Mesoraco, leaving them with two players in salary arbitration.
Analysis: Mesoraco made $525,000 last season, when he took over as the starter and led all major league catchers in homers (25) and RBIs (80) while batting .273. His 24 homers while catching were the most by a Reds player since Johnny Bench did it in 1977.
Sep. 22 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Mesoraco slugged a three-run homer in Sunday's 7-2 win at St. Louis.
Analysis: Mesoraco's 24 homers are the most among all NL catchers.
Sep. 21 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET0:59 ET4:59 GMT12:59 9:59 PM MST11:59 PM EST12:29 AM VEN8:59 UAE11:59 PM CT-Mesoraco was pulled in the sixth inning because of a stomach bug Saturday.
Analysis: Mesoraco could be back in the lineup as early as Sunday.
Sep. 10 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Mesoraco went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in Tuesday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: He's homered three times in five games with eight RBIs.
Sep. 5 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Mesoraco went 4 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs in Thursday's loss at Baltimore.
Analysis: His numbers took quite the dive during a 1-for-31 stretch from Aug. 13-24, but he's 10 for 21 in his last seven games.
Aug. 5 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Mesoraco continued his successful stretch, going 2 for 4 in a 7-1 loss at Cleveland on Monday.
Analysis: Mesoraco is 13 for 36 over his last 10 games, a span during which he owns a .439 on-base percentage.
Aug. 4 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Mesoraco was 3 for 5 with two RBIs in a 7-3 win at Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: Despite two hitless performances in back-to-back games prior to Sunday, Mesoraco is hitting .344 over his last nine with eight runs driven in.
July 31 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Mesoraco was 2 for 4 with his 18th dinger of the year in a 5-4 loss to Arizona on Wednesday.
Analysis: Mesoraco is slugging .609 over his last 33 games with nine homers and 25 RBIs in that span.
July 29 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET16:31 ET20:31 GMT4:31 1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST4:01 PM VEN0:31 UAE (+1)3:31 PM CT-Mesoraco went 2 for 5 with a homer against Arizona on Monday.
Analysis: Mesoraco's 17 homers are tied with Evan Gattis for the most among catchers.
July 28 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Mesoraco went 2 for 4 with two RBIs Sunday.
Analysis: Mesoraco is hitting .293 with a .940 OPS so he knows what he is doing up at the plate - but maybe not behind it since he is 47th among catchers in terms of throwing out runners trying to steal.
July 7 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Mesoraco had three hits Sunday.
Analysis: Mesoraco has been a fantasy find with a 1.013 OPS.
June 25 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Mesoraco matched a franchise record by homering in a fifth straight game Tuesday.
Analysis: Mesoraco's 14th homer came with one out in the ninth inning of a 7-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He has 12 of his 40 RBIs during his power surge. Mesoraco is also 11 for 24 (.458) in a seven-game hit streak.
June 24 11:06 AM PT12:06 PM MT1:06 PM CT2:06 PM ET14:06 ET18:06 GMT2:06 11:06 AM MST1:06 PM EST1:36 PM VEN22:06 UAE1:06 PM CT-Mesoraco homered for the fourth straight game, connecting for a two-out grand slam in Cincinnati's five-run ninth, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Monday for their third straight win.
Analysis: Mesoraco drove a 1-0 pitch from Hector Rondon into the basket in left-center for his 13th homer. It was his second grand slam of the season and No. 3 of his career. He has 10 of his 38 RBIs during his power surge.
June 21 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Mesoraco was 2 for 4 Saturday against Toronto with his 11th home run and second in as many days.
Analysis: Mesoraco is 7 for 16 over his last four games with four RBIs.
May 31 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Mesoraco hit two home runs, including a second-inning grand slam, in a 6-4 win at Arizona on Friday.
Analysis: Mesoraco had been 4 for 35 with two homers over his previous 10 games.
May 19 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Mesoraco had four hits, including two doubles, and an RBI in Cincinnati's 8-3 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday.
Analysis: Mesoraco is batting .500 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 15 games this season.
Apr. 26 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Mesoraco hit a three-run homer in his return from the disabled list, a 3-0 win in Philadelphia on Friday.
Analysis: Mesoraco hadn't played since April 25 because of a strained left hamstring.
Apr. 25 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Mesoraco left Friday night's game against the Braves with a leg injury.
Analysis: Mesoraco singled in the seventh and moved to second on a wild pitch. He took off from second base on Billy Hamilton's double and fell to the ground with a strained left hamstring after rounding third base. He struggled back to his feet and limped across the plate before slowly leaving the field.
Apr. 22 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Mesoraco had three hits and drove in a run in a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.
Analysis: The Cincinnati Reds catcher has a hit in all 10 games he's played this season and is batting .541 (20 for 37) with a team-best 12 RBIs.
Apr. 21 1:14 PM PT2:14 PM MT3:14 PM CT4:14 PM ET16:14 ET20:14 GMT4:14 1:14 PM MST3:14 PM EST3:44 PM VEN0:14 UAE (+1)3:14 PM CT-Mesoraco was 3 for 4 with his sixth double of the season on Sunday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Mesoraco has been red hot since missing the start of the season with a strained oblique. He has hit safely in all nine of his games with 11 RBIs.
Apr. 16 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Mesoraco is 4 for 8 in the first two games of a series vs. the Bucs.
Analysis: Mesoraco is a rising fantasy star who is 11 for 22 with nine RBIs this year. One fun fact about the catcher is that he hails from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania - the place known for the famous groundhog that predicts the weather.
Apr. 14 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Mesoraco homered and matched a career high with four RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Tampa Bay's depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on Sunday.
Analysis: The Reds' best offensive showing of the season featured Mesoraco's three-run homer. He added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. The catcher opened the season on the disabled list with a strained oblique. In four games the past week, he went 7 for 14 with three doubles, two homers and six RBIs.
Apr. 9 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Mesoraco went 2 for 4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Mesoraco made his season debut after starting it on the DL.
Mar. 30 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET15:38 ET19:38 GMT3:38 12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST3:08 PM VEN23:38 UAE2:38 PM CT-Cincinnati activated Mesoraco from the disabled list Monday, though he wasn't in the starting lineup against St. Louis. Manager Bryan Price says he had Bryan Pena catching Tony Cingrani because the two worked well together in the second game of the season. Cingrani worked seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: Mesoraco began the year on the DL because of an oblique injury.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
2011 Cin 18 50 5 9 3 0 2 6 3 10 0 0 .180 .226 .360
2012 Cin 54 165 17 35 8 0 5 14 17 33 1 1 .212 .288 .352
2013 Cin 103 323 31 77 13 0 9 42 24 61 0 2 .238 .287 .362
2014 Cin 114 384 54 105 25 0 25 80 41 103 1 3 .273 .359 .534
Career 289 922 107 226 49 0 41 142 85 207 2 6 .245 .315 .432


Hitting Statistics
2013 Cin Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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