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Devin Mesoraco

26-Year-Old Catcher – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

25

RBI

80

R

54

SB

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   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 said his hamstring is a little sore Monday, but said he would be able to play if it were the regular season, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay 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
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3-Year Averages     90 324 290 34 72 28 15 0 13 45 0 2 27 65 0 3 4 .248 .318 .434 .752

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Devin Mesoraco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .359 .534 .893
Sep. 27 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .360 .538 .898
Sep. 26 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 25 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 24 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .360 .541 .901
Sep. 23 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .362 .545 .907
Sep. 21 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .362 .539 .901
Sep. 20 @StL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .363 .534 .897
Sep. 19 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .364 .533 .897
Sep. 17 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 16 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 15 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .365 .536 .901
Sep. 14 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .366 .541 .907
Sep. 13 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .369 .545 .914
Sep. 12 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .367 .547 .914
Sep. 11 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .368 .549 .917
Sep. 10 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .371 .553 .924
Sep. 9 StL 3 3 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .370 .557 .927
Sep. 8 StL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .364 .544 .908
Sep. 7 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .364 .543 .907
Sep. 6 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 5 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .364 .548 .912
Sep. 4 @Bal 4 2 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .365 .542 .907
Sep. 3 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .359 .524 .883
Sep. 2 @Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .280 .362 .529 .891
Aug. 31 @Pit Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Pit 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280 .361 .531 .892
Aug. 29 @Pit 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .282 .362 .536 .898
Aug. 28 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .358 .535 .893
Aug. 27 ChC 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .278 .354 .537 .891
Last 7 Days 17 2 3 0 0 2 6 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 .176 .263 .529 .792
Last 14 Days 33 4 6 1 0 2 7 3 13 0 0 1 1 0 .182 .263 .394 .657
Last 30 Days 73 13 20 4 0 5 17 12 22 0 0 5 1 0 .274 .407 .534 .941

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Devin Mesoraco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 109 1
2013 97 1
2012 53
2011 16

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Devin Mesoraco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201479114160.291.506.925
20137872110.321.487.874
2012393131.308.462.803

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143054321641.269.541.883
2013245247310.212.322.576
2012126144110.183.317.590

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141842014420.255.549.896
2013141195170.277.433.759
2012858481.188.353.624

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142003411381.290.520.890
2013182124250.209.308.564
2012809160.238.350.657
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
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3-Year Averages     324 290 8.3% 20.1% 0.42 78% .278 .186

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2014 Stat Review for Devin Mesoraco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.273 AVG
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73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.313 BABIP
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Power

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.534 SLG
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.261 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.40 BB/K
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9.3% BB Rate
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23.4% K Rate
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.893 OPS
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.359 OBP
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2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Devin Mesoraco

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Devin Mesoraco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mesoraco exited Sunday's spring training game early due to a cramp in his left quad.

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Mesoraco hit his first spring training homer Monday night against the Rangers.

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Mesoraco (concussion) went 1-for-1 with a single and a walk in his return to the lineup Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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The Reds are planning for Mesoraco (concussion) to return to the lineup Sunday against the Cubs. "My understanding is everything is a go with Devin," manager Bryan Price said. "There is paperwork that has to be filed with MLB and the players union. They have to sign off on it. That's really the only thing we're waiting for…Unless they don't sign off, he'll be in the lineup [Sunday]."

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Mesoraco (concussion) has been making steady progress in his recovery. "Devin will increase our baseball activity as well," Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday morning. "He's already in the cage hitting. He'll go out there and throw."

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Mesoraco (concussion) will walk on a treadmill Tuesday, but that will likely be the extent of his activities, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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2015

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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.