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2015 Avg.
.095
 
Career Avg.
.242
Name  Devin Mesoraco
Born  6/19/1988
Height  6-1
Weight  220
Number  39
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/17/2015 5:59:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not cleared to catch yet, but he is available to pinch hit on Friday according to MLB.com.
Insight: Mesoraco has an impingement in his left hip, so it might be awhile until he starts catching again. For what it's worth, he is trying very hard to avoid the disabled list.
 
4/14/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs to a left hip issue.
Insight: Mesoraco was scheduled to have an MRI on the hip, but we haven't heard any news. It can't be a good sign that the team brought up catcher Kyle Skipworth from the minors. Mesoraco was a huge factor in 2014 setting career marks in nearly every category including 25 HR, 80 RBI and an .893 OPS.
 
4/13/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco sat out Sunday for a rest day, but it may also have been related to a left hip issue.
Insight: Mesoraco is scheduled to have an MRI on the hip, according to Cubs beat writer Mark Gonzales. Mesoraco was a huge factor in 2014 setting career marks in nearly every category including 25 HR, 80 RBI and an .893 OPS. This season has started very slowly for the Reds catcher.
 
3/29/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco left Sunday's game with a cramp in his quad.
Insight: Looks like owners dodged a bullet here, Mesoraco came up lame rounding third, but should not miss significant time.
 
3/16/2015 9:39:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (mild concussion) returned to the lineup Sunday.
Insight: You always have to worry about concussions, particularly concerning catchers, but you can stop worrying about Mesoraco. The catcher exploded onto the fantasy scene with a .276 batting average, 25 HR, 78 RBI, 54 runs and a .901 OPS.
 
3/9/2015 2:41:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco suffered a mild concussion when he took a foul tip off his mask in Saturday's game.
Insight: The catcher exploded onto the fantasy scene with a .276 batting average, 25 HR, 78 RBI, 54 runs and a .901 OPS. Each of those is a personal best. Hopefully he won't be out long as he's expected to be a top catching option for fantasy owners.
 
9/26/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is on in Friday's starting lineup
Insight: It will be his second straight game on the bench. The catcher exploded onto the fantasy scene with a .276 batting average, 25 HR, 78 RBI, 54 runs and a .901 OPS. Each of those is a personal best.
 
9/9/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his 23rd home run of the season on Tuesday as the Reds went on to beat the Cardinals, 9-5.
Insight: Mesoraco slumped at the end of August as his batting average dropped to .273. The catcher has been back on track this month though and has raised his average to .287. He also has 24 doubles, 73 RBI and 50 runs in just 345 at-bats.
 
9/5/2014 12:06:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco went 4-for-4 including his 21st home run of the season Thursday night.
Insight: Mesoraco was the best catcher in fantasy for the first half of the season (.304, 16 HR, 45 RBI) but he faded after the break. He's down to .286 even after Thursday's output with 69 RBI.
 
8/29/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3, driving in Cincinnati's lone run in the team's Friday night loss.
Insight: The catcher is suddenly five for his last eight after going 31 at-bats with just one hit. In 319 at-bats this year, Mesoraco is hitting .282 with 20 home runs and 65 RBI.
 
Cold8/26/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not in Tuesday's starting lineup. Brayan Pena will be behind the plate.
Insight: He's managed just one hit in his last 31 at-bats. He's still hitting .273 with 20 homers, 63 RBI and an .880 OPS in 311 at-bats.
 
Cold8/23/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has gone 1-for-28 (.036) in his last nine games.
Insight: His only hit during that span was a pinch-hit double on Aug. 20. He's still hitting .276 with 20 homers, 63 RBI and an .887 OPS in 345 plate appearances.
 
8/21/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals, but returns Thursday, batting fifth against Julio Teheran and the Braves.
Insight: Mesoraco has gone hitless in his last 19 at-bats and faces the tough Teheran making him a questionable start for fantasy owners.
 
8/20/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Mesoraco has gone hitless in his last 19 at-bats, so he'll get the night off. Brayan Pena is catching.
 
8/18/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is in Monday night's starting lineup despite struggling at the plate.
Insight: Mesoraco is hitless in his last four games (0-for-11) but is still one of the top fantasy catchers this season - batting .289 with 20 HR, 63 RBI and a .924 OPS.
 
8/15/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Even the best need a day off once in a while. Mesoraco is batting .294 with 20 HR, 63 RBI and a .938 OPS.
 
8/12/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Mesoraco has 40 extra-base hits (20 HR) in 313 plate appearances, a fantastic 12.8 percent extra-base hit rate, and he's hitting an even .300.
 
8/10/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco sent a pair of balls to Souvenir City Sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: Mesoraco hit a two-run shot in the first inning and a grand slam in the fifth, both off Brad Hand. In just 276 at-bats this season, Mesoraco has hit .293 with 19 doubles, 20 homers, 61 RBI and a .945 OPS.
 
8/5/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is out of the lineup Tuesday against Cleveland.
Insight: Mesoraco has been an offensive force this season, hitting .298 with 35 extra-base hits, 18 homers, 54 RBI and a .944 OPS in 289 plate appearances. He's played nine straight games, so he'll get a night off Tuesday.
 
7/30/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco belted his 18th home run of the season Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Mesoraco has picked up 35 extra-base hits in just 270 plate appearances (13.0 XBH%) while hitting .295 with 52 RBI.