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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||385.00||13.00||.265||54.00||42.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh||30||7||0|| .314|| .367|| .233|
|vs Gallardo (Career)||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||245||52||7|| .254|| .322|| .212|
|03/09/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
Devin Mesoraco, C CIN
Adalberto Mejia, SP SF
|Darin Ruf, RF PHI|
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Courtney Hawkins, RF CHW
|03/09/2014||DJ LeMahieu, 2B COL|
Chase Headley, 3B SD
|Devin Mesoraco, C CIN|
|03/08/2014||Brett Gardner, CF NYY|
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C MIA
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Mat Latos, SP CIN
|Jose Bautista, RF TOR|
Matt Cain, SP SF
Michael Cuddyer, RF COL
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS MIA
Devin Mesoraco, C CIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Bryan Price: We will not platoon catchers |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/22/14) Bryan Price has shot down any speculation that he will use a platoon at catcher in 2014. Devin Mesoraco is his starter. Price even ended talk that Brayan Pena could work with particular pitchers. But he added that Pena will receive playing time with the Reds to take advantage of his bat.
"I don't want to get into the setting 'Mesoraco is going to catch these three guys or four guys and Brayan is going catch these one or two,'" Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Because I think there are going to be certain times when a matchup is going to be in our favor having Brayan back there as an offensive weapon."
The difference offensive was certainly striking last year, when Mesoraco batted a career-high .239 and Pena hit .297.
|Devin Mesoraco working on communication |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/18/14) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco needs to work on his communication with pitchers, according to cincinnati.com.
Mesoraco didn't get a ton of playing time the past few seasons, which led pitchers to prefer throwing to Ryan Hanigan. Now that Mesoraco is stepping in as the starter, he'll need to be on the same page with his pitchers.
Manager Bryan Price said it's not all on Mesoraco to make things work. "This isn’t a one-way situation," Price said. "The pitchers have to be as committed to building the relationship as the catcher does."
Price went on to indicate that the team is fully behind Mesoraco as the starting catcher. "It's his time," Price said.
Mesoraco hit .238/.287/.362 in 323 at-bats last year.
|Devin Mesoraco ready for bigger role |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/5/13) With Ryan Hanigan traded to Tampa Bay, Devin Mesoraco is expected to take over as the Reds starting catcher in 2014 -- a role he tells the Cincinnati Enquirer he's ready to fill after splitting time with Hanigan the last two seasons.
"I believe that I'm an everyday catcher in the big leagues I don't think I've quite played as good as I can," he said. "I think playing every day, getting all the reps, getting that at-bats, that's only going to help. We'll go from there. We'll go from there and I believe we're going in the right direction."
Mesoraco, who was considered a top prospect when he first reached the majors in 2011, showed how he's capable of performing in an everyday role during a 22-game stretch that Ryan Hanigan missed with a wrist injury from early July to early August. Playing in 21 of those games, Mesoraco hit .286 with four homers and an .820 OPS in 70 at-bats.
"It was right after the All-Star break that Hani went down, and I'm not going to say it had to do with playing every day, but I think my comfort level at that time, I felt [more] comfortable, it was like it was my job, my team, I could go out there and be the player I feel like I can," Mesoraco said.
|Devin Mesoraco blasts ninth home run |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/13) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco recorded three hits and smacked a home run Wednesday afternoon during a 6-0 win over the Cubs. Mesoraco went deep in the fourth inning for a solo shot.
Mesoraco now has nine home runs on the season as he finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored. He's batting .248 on the year for Cincinnati.
The 25-year-old backstop had just two hits in his previous nine appearances before the three-hit game Wednesday. He's not been a consistent hitter this year for the Reds.
|Whether he knows it or not, the firing of Dusty Baker this offseason was welcome news for Devin Mesoraco, who went from top prospect to bench fodder in three years under the notoriously veteran-loving manager. New manager Bryan Price is sure to give him a better chance to play every day, if for no other reason than because light-hitting veteran Ryan Hanigan is now in Tampa Bay. Granted, Mesoraco hasn't exactly torn the cover off the ball in the few opportunities he's gotten, but catchers are typically slower to develop, especially when they're not getting regular opportunities. When Mesoraco had a chance to play regularly during a month-long stretch Hanigan missed because of a sore wrist, he hit .286 with four homers and an .820 OPS in 70 at-bats, and he's always performed well in spring training. Like Miguel Montero in 2009, Mesoraco has a chance for a delayed breakout in 2014 if he gets the playing time, making him a worthy late-rounder in leagues that require the use of two catchers.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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