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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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Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that he wants Devin Mesoraco to catch 145 games in 2015.
Mesoraco made only 104 starts at catcher in 2014 yet still managed to slug 25 home runs. He'll have a much bigger workload this season, assuming good health. "Realistically, I see him as a Yadier Molina type guy who is going to catch 145 games a year," Price told Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News. Jan 29 - 9:48 AM

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Reds signed C Devin Mesoraco to a four-year, $28 million contract extension.

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors was first with the report. This deal buys out all three of Mesoraco's arbitration years along with his first year of free agency. He can test the market at age 30. Mesoraco posted an excellent .273/.359/.534 batting line with 25 home runs in 114 games last season for the Reds and is capable of even better in the years ahead. He should remain a fantasy stud for as long as he's in power-friendly Cincinnati.
Jan 26 - 3:28 PM

According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have reached an extension with Devin Mesoraco.

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca says it's a four-year deal and Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors puts the total guarnateed value at $28 million. Mesoraco was entering his first season of arbitration eligibility in 2015, so he'll have all of his arbitration years covered by this extension along with one year of free agency. Mesoraco, 26, posted the highest OPS (.893) of any major league catcher in 2014 while slugging 25 home runs in 114 games. He's obviously a hugely valuable real-life and fantasy baseball commodity.
Jan 26 - 2:07 PM

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Reds are nearing a contract extension with Devin Mesoraco.

No word yet on the structure of the deal. Mesoraco is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and requested a salary of $3.6 million from the Reds after batting .273/.359/.534 with 25 home runs in 114 games last season. The 26-year-old catcher should again be a fantasy stud in 2015, and it sounds like he's going to remain in power-friendly Cincinnati for a long time.
Jan 26 - 1:14 PM

Devin Mesoraco requested $3.6 million and was offered $2.45 million by the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Mesoraco to earn $2.8 million in his first year of arbitration. The two sides will try to close the gap in order to avoid a hearing next month.
Jan 16 - 6:02 PM

Devin Mesoraco is back in the Reds' lineup Saturday.

Mesoraco missed the last two contests with some minor intercostal soreness, but he's fine. The Reds' backstop is batting .276/.360/.541 with 25 homers and 78 RBI this season.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' lineup Friday for the second straight game.

The Reds haven't said that Mesoraco is dealing with any kind of injury, so it appears they're just giving him an extended break. Tucker Barnhart is catching Mike Leake. Todd Frazier is also getting a breather, with Bryan Pena handling first base and Kristopher Negron covering third.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Brewers.

It's just a day of maintenance for Mesoraco, who's batting .276/.360/.541 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 112 games this season. Tucker Barnhart will catch Thursday.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco hit his 25th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Mesoraco followed Todd Frazier's solo blast with one of his own in the first inning. The homer was his second in as many games, and he's scored a run in four straight. Mesoraco now has 25 home runs to go with a .278/.362/.545 line and 78 RBI.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:51:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:07:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:44:00 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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:44:00 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.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:48:00 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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:06:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
4Lou Marson
1B1Joey Votto
2Josh Satin
3Neftali Soto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Irving Falu
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
3Donald Lutz
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Tony Cingrani
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Raisel Iglesias
7Dylan Axelrod
8David Holmberg
9Paul Maholm
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jumbo Diaz
3Sam LeCure
4Burke Badenhop
5Sean Marshall
6JJ Hoover
7Manny Parra
8Jose Mijares
9Pedro Villarreal
10Carlos Contreras
11Daniel Corcino
12Ryan Dennick
13Kevin Gregg
14Nate Adcock