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39 Devin Mesoraco C
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 6/19/1988 | Birthplace: Punxsutawney, PA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $497,500 | Owned/Started%: 97/90 | Average Draft Position: 246.19
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Devin Mesoraco hits too-little, too-late tater in loss to Arizona


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Catcher Devin Mesoraco did hit part in vain to try to lead the Reds to victory Wednesday against visiting Arizona.

Mesoraco blasted a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed to cut the deficit to 5-4. He had already singled in improving his stat line to .295/.367/.589. His 18 home runs leads all major league catchers.


Devin Mesoraco hits his 17th home run Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his 17th home run Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Mesoraco struck in his first at-bat. He worked a five-pitch at-bat against Chase Anderson, hitting a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He walked and singled during the contest. Mesoraco finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Devin Mesoraco slugs number 16 Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco slugged his 16th home run Friday against the Pirates. 

Mesoraco's big fly sparked the team's eighth inning comeback. He worked a four-pitch at-bat from Tony Watson. On the final pitch, Mesoraco belted a 96 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 


National League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
C Devin Mesoraco, Reds
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B Dee Gordon, Dodgers
2B Daniel Murphy, Mets
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
3B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
IF/OF Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF Hunter Pence, Giants
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

Devin Mesoraco continues to produce at the plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco collected three hits -- all singles -- and one RBI in four at-bats Sunday against the Brewers. Mesoraco struck out in his only at-bat that didn't produce a single.

Mesoraco is batting .368 (21 for 57) over his last 16 games. He has five doubles, six home runs, 14 runs and 15 RBI in that span.


Devin Mesoraco getting day off against Brewers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Reds starting catcher Devin Mesoraco will not be the Reds starting catcher Saturday against Milwaukee. He is "catching" a break as Brayan Pena will do the squatting behind the plate instead.

Mesoraco has been quite productive this season with a .313/.378/.642 stat line and 15 home runs in just 176 at-bats.


Devin Mesoraco slugs 15th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 8-2 win over the Padres Tuesday.

Mesoraco hadn't homered in five games after going on a power tear a week ago, but racking up hits hasn't been a problem for the catcher. After smacking a ninth-inning blast Tuesday, Mesoraco has hit .314/.380/.645 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI in 172 at-bats.


Devin Mesoraco joining the best of the best at catcher


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/25/2014) While I've known since probably his first week in action that Devin Mesoraco is the kind of catcher worth starting in every league every week, I've kept him on the fringes of the top 12 in my rankings, behind mainstays like Wilin Rosario and Brian McCann.

What can I say? Old habits are hard to break.

This latest stretch of five homers in five games is reason enough to break them, though. With it, Mesoraco not only legitimized his breakout by bouncing back from a 4-for-33 (.121) slump to begin the month of June, but he also emerged as the top catcher in Head-to-Head points per game, ahead of even Jonathan Lucroy. He leads the position in slugging percentage (.667) and OPS (1.054), and frankly, it isn't even close.

Now obviously, he won't continue to homer one out of every 11 at-bats, as he has so far, but with this latest surge, he's shown enough staying power that I'm not confident even a fully resurgent Rosario or McCann could overtake him (and I'm fairly confident in at least a moderate resurgence for both). When I next update my rankings, Mesoraco will be my eighth-best catcher, behind only Lucroy, Buster Posey, Carlos Santana, Joe Mauer, Yadier Molina, Miguel Montero and Evan Gattis.


Devin Mesoraco 'staying within himself'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, who tied a franchise record by homering in his fifth straight game Tuesday, is succeeding by "staying within himself," manager Bryan Price told MLB.com.

"He's doing it hitting in the four-hole, where I think at times you can as a hitter kind of inherit some extra sense of responsibility and maybe try to hit more home runs and extra-base hits and manufacture things that may not be there for you on a particular night if you don't get the pitches to hit," Price said. "He's really staying within himself. I know it's a cliche, but he's really doing a nice job of taking what he gets and really doing something with it."

Mesoraco, 26, is one shy of the all-time record for consecutive games with a home run by a catcher. The Giants' Walker Cooper homered in six straight in June 1947.


Devin Mesoraco homers in fifth straight game Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco didn't cool off Tuesday, smacking a homer in his fifth straight game as the Reds fell to the Cubs, 7-3.

Mesoraco's homer streak was in jeopardy Monday after he was put on base four times without getting a hit, but he managed a ninth-inning grand slam. He connected on another ninth-inning home run Tuesday, finishing 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI. Mesoraco has seemed nearly invincible lately, and he now owns a .320/.387/.667 line with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 150 at-bats.


Devin Mesoraco smashes grand slam in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco reached base in all five of his plate appearances Monday, drawing two walks and getting hit by a pitch twice before launching a ninth-inning grand slam in his team's 6-1 win over the Cubs.

Mesoraco entered Monday with home runs in three straight games, and the Cubs appeared devoted to preventing him from delivering another blast -- until the ninth inning, when the catcher crushed a ball to center field to ice the game for the Reds. He's hit .315/.384/.651 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 146 at-bats duing his breakout season.


Devin Mesoraco homers in third straight game Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 3 with a walk and a three-run home run in his team's 11-1 win over the Blue Jays Saturday.

Mesoraco has now rattled off home runs in three straight games as he begins to heat back up with the bat, going 8 for 19 over his last five games. He has hit .310/.365/.628 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI in 145 at-bats.


Devin Mesoraco sends it to extras with homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco ended a 10-game homerless streak with a big shot late in Thursday's game against the Pirates.

Mesoraco was hitless before stepping to the plate in the ninth inning, but he sent the game into extra innings with his first hit, a solo home run off closer Jason Grilli. He finished the game 1 for 4 with a walk in addition to the one run driven in via home run.

Mesoraco has been in a slump in the month of June, hitting .200 with two home runs and four RBI in 13 games. Despite that, he is hitting .304/.358/.587 for the season. 


Devin Mesoraco trying to snap out of prolonged slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco tried to break out of his hitting slump Sunday at Milwaukee, going 3 for 5 with one RBI and one run. All three of his hits were singles.

Mesoraco entered Sunday's game mired in a 4-for-33 slump in June and is batting .139 (10 for 72) in his last 21 games since collecting four hits May 18 at Philadelphia.


Devin Mesoraco lifts Reds with 2 HR, 5 RBI


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco basically single-handedly won Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, as he drove in five runs in a 6-4 win.

Mesoraco clubbed a pair of home runs in the game, with the big blow coming on a grand slam in the second inning. He added an insurance run in the ninth with his solo home run, as he finished the game 2 for 4.

Mesoraco is off to a fantastic start to the season, hitting .355 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 26 games. He is one home run shy of his career-high, set in 2013. 


Devin Mesoraco goes deep in midst of slump


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has come back down to Earth recently, but managed to make an impact in a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers Tuesday.

Mesoraco had just one hit in the loss, but made it count. He clubbed a two-run home run in the eighth inning, as the Reds tried to make a comeback. He finished the game, 1 for 4 with two RBI from the home run.

Mesoraco is still hitting .361 in 83 at-bats this season, but is just 3 for 29 over his last eight games. 


Devin Mesoraco can't get going at cleanup spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco hit cleanup for the first time in his career in Monday's series opener with the Nationals. However, a day after collecting four hits in a game, the hot-swinging catcher took a step back at the No. 4 spot and finished 0 for 6 with a walk in a 4-3 win in 15 innings.

Still, Mesoraco's batting average dropped from .500 to .450 following Monday's game. He has six hits in his last 16 at-bats.

Devin Mesoraco totals four hits in second game off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco totaled a season-best four hits, including two doubles, and one RBI during an 8-3 loss Sunday at Philadelphia. He now has eight doubles in 15 games.

Mesoraco is 5 for 7 (.714) with one home run, two doubles and four RBI in two games since coming off the disabled list. He also has one walk.


Devin Mesoraco returns with a bang


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco made his impact felt immediately in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Phillies.

Mesoraco clubbed his fourth home run in the first inning, a three-run shot that provided the margin of victory in a 3-0 win. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts otherwise.

Mesoraco was unbelievably hot prior to his hamstring injury, and picked up right where he left off. He is now hitting .460/.509/.820 in 50 at-bats, with four home runs and 16 RBI in 14 games.  


Devin Mesoraco activated Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been activated from the disabled list Friday.

Mesoraco will immediately get back to work. He's slated to catch and hit fifth against Kyle Kendrick. Through 47 at-bats, Mesoraco is hitting .468. He is coming off a hamstring injury.


Devin Mesoraco joins Triple-A team for rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) The Reds announced Tuesday catcher Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) joined Triple-A Louisville for a rehab assignment. Mesoraco could be back with the Reds by the end of the week.

Devin Mesoraco could be ready for road trip


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday catcher Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment in the next day or two, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Mesoraco could be ready to join the team for its upcoming road trip, which begins Friday at Philadelphia.

Devin Mesoraco set for rehab assignment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) A very short rehab stint awaits Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, who has been sidelined since April 26 with a hamstring injury.

Mesoraco will likely only rehab in the minors for one or two games before returning to the big league club. He would be thrilled to pick up where he left off at the plate. He rang up a .468 batting average and .787 slugging percentage in 47 at-bats before going down.


Devin Mesoraco hoping to be activated Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is hoping to be back Sunday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Mesoraco is coming back from an oblique injury, and was abel to run the bases Friday. He said he felt "normal" after the workout. Mesoraco is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday.

Mesoraco was hitting .468 in 47 at-bats prior to the injury.


Devin Mesoraco scheduled to jog Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is scheduled to jog in the outfield Sunday as he continues to recover from hamstring strain, MLB.com reports.

"I've been doing some strengthening and some stretches and everything feels fine," Mesoraco said Saturday. "I got some throwing in today and we'll do some [jogging] tomorrow and, hopefully, some running soon."

Mesoraco was one of the hottest hitters in the majors before being placed on the disabled list, hitting .468/.509/.787 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 47 at-bats.