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Devin Mesoraco

28-Year-Old Catcher – Cincinnati Reds

2017 Stats

AVG

.265

HR

2

RBI

3

R

8

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

If 2015 was a disaster following his breakout season, 2016 can only be described as a nightmare for Mesoraco. The year started off poorly for the backstop, as he missed the beginning of spring trainin...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 229   DOB: 6/19/1988   BORN: Punxsutawney, PA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Devin Mesoraco Contract Information:

Signed four-year, $28 million extension with the Reds in January 2015.

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Mesoraco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Devin Mesoraco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 19 R GCL 40 152 137 16 30 5 4 0 1 8 2 0 15 26 0 0 0 .219 .310 .270 .580
2008 20 A DAY 83 330 306 29 80 23 13 1 9 42 2 3 20 64 0 4 0 .261 .311 .399 .710
2009 21 A SAR 92 353 312 32 71 31 22 1 8 37 0 1 35 76 3 3 0 .228 .311 .381 .692
2010 22 A LYN 43 181 158 24 53 22 10 2 10 31 2 2 19 29 0 1 3 .335 .414 .614 1.028
2010 22 AA CAR 56 212 187 42 55 27 11 3 13 31 1 0 18 37 0 3 4 .294 .363 .594 .957
2010 22 AAA LOU 14 58 52 5 12 6 3 0 3 13 0 1 6 14 0 0 0 .231 .310 .462 .772
2011 23 AAA LOU 120 499 436 60 126 53 36 2 15 71 1 1 52 83 0 4 7 .289 .371 .484 .855
2011 23 MAJ CIN 18 53 50 5 9 5 3 0 2 6 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 .180 .226 .360 .586
2012 24 AAA LOU 5 19 18 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .167 .211 .222 .433
2012 24 MAJ CIN 54 184 165 17 35 13 8 0 5 14 1 1 17 33 0 1 1 .212 .288 .352 .640
2013 25 MAJ CIN 103 352 323 31 77 22 13 0 9 42 0 2 24 61 0 5 0 .238 .287 .362 .649
2014 26 AA PEN 3 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2014 26 AAA LOU 3 10 10 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .600 .900
2014 26 MAJ CIN 114 440 384 54 105 50 25 0 25 80 1 3 41 103 0 3 12 .273 .359 .534 .893
2015 27 AAA LOU 3 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
2015 27 MAJ CIN 23 51 45 2 8 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 5 9 0 0 1 .178 .275 .244 .519
2016 28 MAJ CIN 16 55 50 2 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 10 0 0 0 .140 .218 .160 .378
2017 29 AA PEN 13 55 47 4 8 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 10 0 0 2 .170 .291 .255 .546
2017 29 MAJ CIN 19 58 49 8 13 4 2 0 2 3 1 0 8 10 0 0 1 .265 .379 .429 .808
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3-Year Averages     51 181 159 19 40 17 9 0 8 27 0 1 17 40 0 1 4 .252 .337 .459 .796
Career  (View All)     347 1,193 1,066 119 254 97 53 1 43 148 4 7 103 236 0 9 15 .238 .312 .411 .723

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Devin Mesoraco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 27 @Phi Did not play.
May. 26 @Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .379 .429 .808
May. 24 @Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .389 .457 .846
May. 23 Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .389 .457 .846
May. 22 Cle Did not play.
May. 21 Col 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .429 .512 .941
May. 20 Col 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .400 .474 .874
May. 19 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .375 .382 .757
May. 18 @ChC Did not play.
May. 17 @ChC Did not play.
May. 16 @ChC Did not play.
May. 14 @SF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .394 .779
May. 13 @SF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .258 .378 .387 .765
May. 12 @SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .364 .357 .721
May. 11 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .344 .333 .677
May. 9 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .393 .391 .784
May. 8 NYY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .375 .400 .775
May. 7 SF Did not play.
May. 6 SF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .348 .368 .716
May. 5 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .368 .400 .768
May. 4 Pit Did not play.
May. 3 Pit 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .357 .500 .857
May. 2 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522
May. 1 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
Apr. 30 @StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
Apr. 28 @StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Mil Did not play.
Apr. 24 @Mil Did not play.
Apr. 23 ChC Did not play.
Last 7 Games 15 2 4 1 0 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .389 .533 .922
Last 14 Games 22 3 7 2 0 1 2 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 .318 .423 .545 .968
Last 30 Games 49 8 13 2 0 2 3 8 10 1 0 1 0 2 .265 .379 .429 .808

Devin Mesoraco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 15
2016 13
2015 6 4
2014 109 1
2013 97 1
2012 53
2011 16

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Devin Mesoraco: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 3

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Devin Mesoraco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017163001.250.375.743
2016130000.154.154.507
2015131010.077.231.481

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017335230.273.455.839
2016372010.135.162.320
2015321011.219.250.536

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017316230.258.484.862
2016301000.133.133.345
2015270011.148.185.419

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017182001.278.333.714
2016201010.150.200.427
2015182010.222.333.667
Devin Mesoraco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 19 R GCL 152 137 9.9% 17.1% 0.58 81% .264 .051
2008 20 A DAY 330 306 6.1% 19.4% 0.31 79% .305 .138
2009 21 A SAR 353 312 9.9% 21.5% 0.46 76% .276 .153
2010 22 A LYN 181 158 10.5% 16% 0.66 82% .361 .279
2010 22 AA CAR 212 187 8.5% 17.5% 0.49 80% .307 .300
2010 22 AAA LOU 58 52 10.3% 24.1% 0.43 73% .257 .231
2011 23 AAA LOU 499 436 10.4% 16.6% 0.63 81% .328 .195
2011 23 MAJ CIN 53 50 5.7% 18.9% 0.30 80% .184 .180
2012 24 AAA LOU 19 18 5.3% 10.5% 0.50 89% .188 .055
2012 24 MAJ CIN 184 165 9.2% 17.9% 0.52 80% .236 .140
2013 25 MAJ CIN 352 323 6.8% 17.3% 0.39 81% .269 .124
2014 26 AA PEN 8 5 25% 12.5% 2.00 80% .000 .000
2014 26 AAA LOU 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .250 .300
2014 26 MAJ CIN 440 384 9.3% 23.4% 0.40 73% .313 .261
2015 27 AAA LOU 8 7 12.5% 37.5% 0.33 57% .250 .000
2015 27 MAJ CIN 51 45 9.8% 17.6% 0.56 80% .222 .066
2016 28 MAJ CIN 55 50 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 80% .175 .020
2017 29 AA PEN 55 47 10.9% 18.2% 0.60 79% .194 .085
2017 29 MAJ CIN 58 49 13.8% 17.2% 0.80 80% .297 .164
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3-Year Averages     181 159 9.4% 22.1% 0.43 75% .288 .207
Career     1,193 1,066 8.6% 19.8% 0.44 78% .268 .173

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Devin Mesoraco Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 51 0 0 0 0 51 0 7 0
2016 C 113 0 0 0 0 72 0 27 0
2017 C 107.7 0 0 0 0 67 0 16 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 C 0 1 1 0 0 0 -2 0
2017 C 0 1 0 0 1 0 -2 0

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2017 Stat Review for Devin Mesoraco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.80 BB/K
ELITE
13.8% BB Rate
ELITE
17.2% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.808 OPS
GOOD
.379 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.265 AVG
AVERAGE
.297 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.429 SLG
WEAK
.164 ISO
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Devin Mesoraco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mesoraco is out of Saturday's lineup against the Phillies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Mesoraco is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Indians, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Mesoraco is not in the lineup Monday against the Indians, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Mesoraco went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

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Mesoraco (hamstring) is starting at catcher and hitting eighth Saturday against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Mesoraco (hamstring) is out of the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

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Mesoraco is still experiencing hamstring issues and could be placed on the disabled list, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Mesoraco (hamstring) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Mesoraco (hamstring) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Last season was a wasted year for Mesoraco. He injured his hip one week into the season, but spent the next six weeks in a pinch-hitting and DH capacity instead of going on the DL. Even after he went on the DL, the Reds dabbled with the notion of putting him in the outfield so as to avoid shutting him down for the season. Ultimately they caved and Mesoraco had surgery in late June. The recovery process took four months before Mesoraco was allowed to resume squatting, and then he started performing baseball-related activities in December. He's expected to be able to start spring training on time, but not much will be known about his status until he's actually catching. Prior to the injury, he was a reasonable bet to regress from his 2014 breakout season, at the very least in terms of hitting for average. The catching position is as barren as it has been in a long time, so there's a chance he could still end up being a top-10 catcher.

2015

As bad as the Reds' 2014 season, just imagine how it would have been had they not had breakout seasons from Mesoraco and Todd Frazier. Mesoraco's season got off to a false start with an oblique injury, followed by an early hamstring injury, but between those injuries he got off to a sizzling start at the plate that carried through most of the season, though he slumped along with the rest of the team in August and September. Considering he hit .468 in April and no higher than .267 in any other month, it's reasonable to suggest that his batting average will decline in 2015, but Mesoraco's power will still put him among the top 10 catchers if not in the top five.

2014

A panoply of injuries to Ryan Hanigan provided more chances for Mesoraco in 2013, but unfortunately he wasn't able to hit much better than in his rookie season. Mesoraco hit far better at home (.759 OPS) than on the road (.564), and better against lefties (.874) than righties (.576). The Reds signaled that they believe Mesoraco is ready to take over the starting job for 2014 by acquiring Brayan Pena to be his backup and trading Ryan Hanigan to Tampa Bay. Catchers typically develop at a slower pace and Mesoraco in particular has usually needed an adjustment period at each level, but the time for him to turn potential into production is now.

2013

Mesoraco ended up hitting .212/.288/.352 and was left off the playoff roster to cap off a disappointing season. Meanwhile, Yasmani Grandal, the catcher traded to the Padres instead of Mesoraco, had a pretty good season (though he was suspended for 50 games in November for testing positive for Testosterone). All is not lost with Mesoraco - his professional career began slowly, and many catching prospects struggle initially with the bat. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise if Mesoraco was the backup to Ryan Hanigan again in 2013 or even started the year in the minors to regain his confidence at the plate.

2012

Because the Reds had both Ryan Hanigan and Ramon Hernandez on a team expected to contend for the playoffs, Mesoraco had to spend the bulk of the season at Triple-A Louisville, not getting the call until rosters expanded in September. Hernandez is now in Colorado, so the deck has been partially cleared for Mesoraco. Look for Hanigan to get the bulk of the starts early on, thanks to his defensive prowess. His bat appears to be ready now - it's just a matter of manager Dusty Baker getting comfortable with his ability to call a game behind the plate. That focus on defense early on might hurt Mesoraco's production out of the gate.

2011

After scuffling at the plate in his first two-and-a-half seasons as a professional, Mesoraco exploded in 2010, hitting a combined .302/.377/.587 at three levels before slowing down a bit in the Arizona Fall League. While the offensive development was promising, Mesoraco's receiving skills behind the plate still need improving. The Reds re-signed Ramon Hernandez for another season, so look for Mesoraco to spend most of the year at Triple-A Louisville. He'll have to produce once he reaches the majors, with the Reds drafting another catcher in Yasmani Grandal in 2010.

2008

Catchers often take a long-time to develop, particularly 19-year-olds fresh out of high school that didn't face elite competition already, so don't be too disappointed by Mesoraco's Rookie League numbers. The Reds' first-round pick in the 2007 draft rose rapidly up the charts in the months before the draft. Given the dearth of catching prospects in their system, they'll be tempted to promote him quickly, but he's going to take awhile to get there. If you're looking for a catcher from this past draft class for your minor league system, you're better off going after Baltimore's Matt Wieters or Toronto's J.P. Arencibia.