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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored to lead the Reds to a 9-5 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Mesoraco hit his 23rd home run of the season in the first inning, ripping a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha. He added an RBI double in the fifth inning before walking and scoring in the eighth. Mesoraco has 73 RBI to go with his .287/.370/.557 line in a massive breakout year for the 26-year-old. Sep 9 - 11:07 PM

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Devin Mesoraco finished 4-for-4 with a sacrifice fly, a two-run double, and a solo home run, but the Reds lost to the Orioles on Thursday.

It's Mesoraco's second four-hit game of the season, and his fifth in which he has driven in four or more runs. The Reds were behind the eight-ball early, surrendering six runs in the first inning to the O's, but Mesoraco helped them rally back to tie it 7-7 in the seventh. Mesoraco has had a breakout season, as he has 21 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .286/.365/.542 slash line.
Sep 4 - 10:44 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with an RBI single Friday against the Pirates.

Mesoraco broke up Edinson Volquez's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh inning and then knocked in the Reds' only run of the game in the eighth. The 26-year-old has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he still owns an impressive .282/.362/.536 batting line with 20 homers and 65 RBI through 93 games.
Aug 29 - 10:44 PM

Devin Mesoraco's slump continued in a loss to the Braves on Thursday with an 0-for-3 performance.

Mesoraco has now logged just one hit (a double) in his last 27 plate appearances dating back to August 13. The catcher has seemingly been on fire all season, but he is proving that he is human. Nevertheless, Mesoraco still maintains an astounding .281/.353/.548 slash line with 20 home runs and 63 RBI in 340 plate appearances this season.
Aug 21 - 10:48 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single, but it wasn't enough as the Reds fell to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Mesoraco's three hits accounted for half of the Reds' total on the night, as they found it difficult to get anything going against Joe Kelly and the Red Sox bullpen. The catcher has been unconscionably productive at the plate, as Tuesday's effort sends his slash line up to .300/.371/.586 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI. If Mesoraco hadn't missed time due to injuries, he would likely be in the NL MVP conversation.
Aug 12 - 11:06 PM

Devin Mesoraco launched a two-run homer before adding a grand slam in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Mesoraco's first blast came in the first inning and was a no-doubter. The second ball he hit over the boards didn't go nearly as far, but it accounted for four runs in the fifth inning. The young catcher now has three grand slams during his breakout season and 20 dingers overall to go along with 61 RBI over 79 games.
Aug 10 - 4:29 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-4 and plated the Reds lone run in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

The Reds entire offense was held at bay through the first eight innings until Mesoraco broke through with an RBI double off Steve Cishek in the ninth. He has had an unbelievable season at the plate, slashing .289/.359/.556 with 18 homers and 55 RBI in his 270 at-bats.
Aug 8 - 10:05 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored against the Marlins on Sunday.

Mesoraco had been hitless in the previous two games of the series, but Sunday's three-hit day raised his line back up to .295/.368/.575. The catcher continues to be a bright spot in the Reds lineup.
Aug 3 - 4:40 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a walk Monday in the 15-inning game against the Diamondbacks.

At least Mesoraco was in the cleanup spot tonight. Unfortunately, the three guys ahead of him combined to go 0-for-16 with two walks (both courtesy of Jay Bruce). Mesoraco now has 17 homers in 234 at-bats this year. He entered the season with 16 homers in 538 at-bats as a major leaguer.
Jul 29 - 12:05 AM

Devin Mesoraco had two hits and walked twice, reaching base in all four plate appearances, in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Mesoraco scored on Kristopher Negron's three-run homer in the second inning, and he delivered an RBI double in the fifth. It wraps up what's been a breakout first half for the 26-year-old, as he garnered his first All-Star nomination with a .304/.375/.609 line.
Jul 13 - 6:48 PM

Devin Mesoraco slugged a solo home run Friday against the Pirates.

His eighth-inning blast sparked what proved to be the game-winning rally for the Reds. After struggling in part-time duty over his first couple of seasons in the majors, the 26-year-old backstop has been a revelation this season. He's now batting .303 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI over just 58 games.
Jul 11 - 10:58 PM

Updating a previous item, Devin Mesoraco is in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.

Jamie Ramsey previously passed along word that Mesoraco was sitting, but he later issued a correction. He'll bat sixth against Matt Garza.
Jul 5 - 1:11 PM

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

It's just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop who is slashing .313/.378/.642 with 15 homers and 41 RBI in 50 games this season. Brayan Pena will get the start behind the dish and hit sixth for the Reds.
Source: Mlblogs.com
Jul 5 - 11:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco homered in his fifth-straight game on Tuesday, tying a Reds record, in the team's loss to the Cubs.

Mesoraco finished 2-for-4, as he had an RBI single in the seventh inning before the ninth-inning blast extended his streak. He's driven in 12 and scored six runs in the five-game stretch, and Tuesday's homer gives him 14 on the year. Even after a stint on the disabled list, Meso has been one of the game's most productive catchers this year and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Jun 25 - 12:55 AM

Devin Mesoraco hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth as the Reds beat the Cubs 6-1 on Monday.

It was 1-1 going into the ninth, when Billy Hamilton plated the go-ahead run with an infield single. Mesoraco, who had already homered in three straight, essentially ended the game three batters later with his 13th homer in just 146 at-bats. Last year, he had nine homers in 323 at-bats.
Jun 23 - 11:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
4Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover