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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher | #39

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (15) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Devin Mesoraco hit his sixth homer Friday to give the Reds their only run off Alex Wood.
Mesoraco has been better than hoped since coming off the DL at the end of April, hitting .235/.344/.502 in 81 at-bats. He's still not playing regularly and that's probably not going to change, but he's a top-12 fantasy catcher anyway. Jun 17 - 12:17 AM

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Devin Mesoraco belted a three-run home run in four at-bats on Saturday against the Dodgers.

Mesoraco has managed just three hits over his past 30 at-bats (.100), but at least each of the hits have been good for extra bases. His average has tumbled dramatically due to his ice-cold stretch at the plate, going from .317 on May 21 to his current .225.
Jun 11 - 4:26 AM

Devin Mesoraco delivered a walk-off solo homer in Friday’s 3-2 win over the Braves.

Mesoraco didn’t start the game, but he came on to catch in the top of the 10th inning and took Jose Ramirez deep to begin the bottom of the frame. The Reds have been careful about his workload after his injury issues over the past couple of seasons, but he has produced a .797 OPS with three homers through 22 games. He remains a name to watch in fantasy leagues.
Jun 2 - 10:42 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

Mesoraco connected for a solo shot off reliever Chad Qualls in the sixth inning. The dinger was the second of the year for the 28-year-old, and his first since May 3. It appears health will always be a concern as it relates to Mesoraco, but he's still one of the best-hitting catchers in the league when on the field, batting .289/.400/.474 in 15 games this season.
May 20 - 8:45 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) has returned to the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

The oft-injured backstop had been on the shelf since leaving Sunday's game against the Giants due to a tight hamstring. He's hitting eighth against Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies.
May 20 - 12:33 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) struck out as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Mesoraco hadn't played since he left Sunday's series finale against the Giants due to tightness in his hamstring. He's making steady improvements though and should return to action behind the plate at some point over the weekend.
May 20 - 8:19 AM

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) said Thursday that his hamstring is "75-80 percent."

Mesoraco hasn't appeared in a game since leaving Sunday's series finale against the Giants with hamstring tightness. If he doesn't show significant improvement by Friday, the Reds will likely place him back on the disabled list. Mesoraco has logged just 13 games this year and 52 total games since the beginning of the 2015 season.
May 18 - 12:04 PM

Devin Mesoraco was removed from Sunday's game against the Giants with minor hamstring tightness.

Mesoraco said afterwards that he felt fine and that he could have continued playing. The Reds were simply taking every possible precaution with their oft-injured backstop. It doesn't sound like this should affect him moving forward.
May 14 - 9:06 PM

Devin Mesoraco singled and walked against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Mesoraco has looked pretty good at the plate since coming off the DL, going 6-for-23 with a homer and four walks. Still, since the Reds like what they're getting from Tucker Barnhart defensively, Mesoraco hasn't been playing regularly. He's started six of the team's 11 games thus far.
May 9 - 10:37 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Wednesday's defeat of the Pirates.

The oft-injured catcher is easing back into action after multiple surgeries on his hips and shoulder caused him to miss most of the last two seasons. The blast provided his first home run and RBI of the year. When healthy he is capable of being a top-five fantasy catcher as he was in 2014 when he hit .273 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI.
May 3 - 10:27 PM

Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Mesoraco started his first game of the year on Friday, going 1-for-3 at the plate plus a walk. He's going to be eased back into full-time action, so expect plenty of days off early on, especially with a day game after a night game. Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate and batting eighth for the Reds on Saturday.
Apr 29 - 10:57 AM

Devin Mesoraco is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Reds on Friday.

It will be Mesoraco's first start in the majors since last April. He will split the catching duties with Tucker Barnhart for now as the Reds ease him back into things follow multiple hip and shoulder surgeries. The Reds also have Scooter Gennett at second base Friday over Jose Peraza.
Apr 28 - 4:12 PM

Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day disabled list.

Mesoraco will join up with the Reds in St. Louis on Friday for the start of a three-game weekend series against the Cardinals. He struggled on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and probably won't be an everyday player out of the gate, so the possibility of meaningful fantasy production seems low. Hip and shoulder injuries have limited the 28-year-old former slugger to 39 games since the beginning of the 2015 season.
Apr 27 - 12:56 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Mesoraco will have used the full 20-day allotment on his rehab assignment as he builds up his stamina in game action following two seasons sabotaged by hip and shoulder surgeries. He batted only .175/.283/.275 with one home run over 46 plate appearances so far for Double-A Pensacola and will split playing time at catcher with Tucker Barnhart, so Mesoraco doesn't figure to make a big fantasy impact right away. However, he should get more and more starts if he holds up physically, and the talent has certainly been there in the past.
Apr 24 - 8:16 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is on track to join the Reds next week, either in Milwaukee or St. Louis.

Cincinnati has a Monday-Wednesday series at Miller Park and a Friday-Sunday series at Busch Stadium, and Mesoraco should be activated somewhere in that stretch. He's just 4-for-28 (.143) so far in eight rehab games with Double-A Pensacola and isn't going to be an everyday play for the Reds out of the gate. There isn't much fantasy upside here at the moment.
Apr 20 - 4:07 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Ariel Hernandez
10Nefi Ogando