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Devin Mesoraco

30-Year-Old Catcher – New York Mets

2018 Stats

AVG

.221

HR

7

RBI

16

R

16

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Injuries continue to foil a once-promising career as Mesoraco played in only 56 contests in 2017, amassing 165 plate appearances on the heels of two seasons where he appeared in a combined 106 games w...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 229   DOB: 6/19/1988   BORN: Punxsutawney, PA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Devin Mesoraco Contract Information:

Signed four-year, $28 million extension with the Reds in January 2015.

June 19, 2018  –  Devin Mesoraco News

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Devin Mesoraco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 19 R GCL 40 152 137 16 30 5 4 0 1 8 2 0 15 26 0 0 0 .219 .310 .270 .580
2008 20 A DAY 83 330 306 29 80 23 13 1 9 42 2 3 20 64 0 4 0 .261 .311 .399 .710
2009 21 A SAR 92 353 312 32 71 31 22 1 8 37 0 1 35 76 3 3 0 .228 .311 .381 .692
2010 22 A LYN 43 181 158 24 53 22 10 2 10 31 2 2 19 29 0 1 3 .335 .414 .614 1.028
2010 22 AA CAR 56 212 187 42 55 27 11 3 13 31 1 0 18 37 0 3 4 .294 .363 .594 .957
2010 22 AAA LOU 14 58 52 5 12 6 3 0 3 13 0 1 6 14 0 0 0 .231 .310 .462 .772
2011 23 AAA LOU 120 499 436 60 126 53 36 2 15 71 1 1 52 83 0 4 7 .289 .371 .484 .855
2011 23 MAJ CIN 18 53 50 5 9 5 3 0 2 6 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 .180 .226 .360 .586
2012 24 AAA LOU 5 19 18 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .167 .211 .222 .433
2012 24 MAJ CIN 54 184 165 17 35 13 8 0 5 14 1 1 17 33 0 1 1 .212 .288 .352 .640
2013 25 MAJ CIN 103 352 323 31 77 22 13 0 9 42 0 2 24 61 0 5 0 .238 .287 .362 .649
2014 26 AA PEN 3 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2014 26 AAA LOU 3 10 10 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .600 .900
2014 26 MAJ CIN 114 440 384 54 105 50 25 0 25 80 1 3 41 103 0 3 12 .273 .359 .534 .893
2015 27 AAA LOU 3 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
2015 27 MAJ CIN 23 51 45 2 8 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 5 9 0 0 1 .178 .275 .244 .519
2016 28 MAJ CIN 16 55 50 2 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 10 0 0 0 .140 .218 .160 .378
2017 29 AA PEN 13 55 47 4 8 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 10 0 0 2 .170 .291 .255 .546
2017 29 AAA LOU 2 10 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .143 .400 .571 .971
2017 29 MAJ CIN 56 165 141 17 30 12 5 1 6 14 1 0 18 38 0 1 5 .213 .321 .390 .711
2018 30 MAJ CIN 18 45 41 1 9 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 10 0 0 2 .220 .289 .341 .630
2018 30 MAJ NYM 26 92 81 15 18 8 2 0 6 13 0 0 9 17 0 0 2 .222 .315 .469 .784
2018  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CIN/NYM 44 137 122 16 27 11 4 0 7 16 0 0 11 27 0 0 4 .221 .307 .426 .733
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3-Year Averages     31 89 78 7 15 4 2 0 2 5 0 0 9 19 0 0 2 .192 .292 .295 .587
Career  (View All)     428 1,437 1,280 144 298 116 60 2 54 175 4 7 124 291 0 10 23 .233 .310 .409 .719

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Devin Mesoraco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 19 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 18 @Col 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .221 .307 .426 .733
Jun. 17 @Ari Did not play.
Jun. 16 @Ari 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .295 .403 .698
Jun. 15 @Ari Did not play.
Jun. 14 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .289 .400 .689
Jun. 13 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 12 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .296 .411 .707
Jun. 10 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .298 .417 .715
Jun. 9 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .291 .419 .710
Jun. 8 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .293 .423 .716
Jun. 6 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 5 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 3 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 2 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .301 .436 .737
Jun. 1 ChC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .309 .449 .758
May. 31 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .302 .453 .755
May. 30 @Atl Did not play.
May. 29 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .314 .473 .787
May. 28 @Atl Did not play.
May. 28 @Atl 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .327 .494 .821
May. 27 @Mil 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .309 .452 .761
May. 26 @Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .301 .410 .711
May. 25 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .292 .405 .697
May. 24 @Mil 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .294 .421 .715
May. 23 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .288 .408 .696
May. 22 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .303 .433 .736
May. 21 Mia 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .307 .439 .746
May. 20 Ari Did not play.
May. 19 Ari 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .210 .310 .435 .745
Last 7 Games 10 3 3 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .417 .600 1.017
Last 14 Games 21 3 5 0 0 1 3 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .333 .381 .714
Last 30 Games 63 10 15 2 0 4 10 5 13 0 0 2 0 1 .238 .314 .460 .774

Devin Mesoraco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 33 1
2017 40 2
2016 13
2015 6 4
2014 109 1
2013 97 1
2012 53
2011 16

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Devin Mesoraco: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 13

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Devin Mesoraco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018357140.257.371.737
2017504111.180.340.645
2016130000.154.154.507

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20188796120.207.448.730
201791135130.231.418.748
2016372010.135.162.320

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018579370.211.404.722
20177210470.208.431.748
2016301000.133.133.345

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018657490.231.446.742
2017697271.217.348.673
2016201010.150.200.427
Devin Mesoraco vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Devin Mesoraco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 19 R GCL 152 137 9.9% 17.1% 0.58 81% .264 .051
2008 20 A DAY 330 306 6.1% 19.4% 0.31 79% .300 .138
2009 21 A SAR 353 312 9.9% 21.5% 0.46 76% .273 .153
2010 22 A LYN 181 158 10.5% 16% 0.66 82% .358 .279
2010 22 AA CAR 212 187 8.5% 17.5% 0.49 80% .300 .300
2010 22 AAA LOU 58 52 10.3% 24.1% 0.43 73% .257 .231
2011 23 AAA LOU 499 436 10.4% 16.6% 0.63 81% .325 .195
2011 23 MAJ CIN 53 50 5.7% 18.9% 0.30 80% .184 .180
2012 24 AAA LOU 19 18 5.3% 10.5% 0.50 89% .188 .055
2012 24 MAJ CIN 184 165 9.2% 17.9% 0.52 80% .234 .140
2013 25 MAJ CIN 352 323 6.8% 17.3% 0.39 81% .264 .124
2014 26 AA PEN 8 5 25% 12.5% 2.00 80% .000 .000
2014 26 AAA LOU 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .250 .300
2014 26 MAJ CIN 440 384 9.3% 23.4% 0.40 73% .309 .261
2015 27 AAA LOU 8 7 12.5% 37.5% 0.33 57% .250 .000
2015 27 MAJ CIN 51 45 9.8% 17.6% 0.56 80% .222 .066
2016 28 MAJ CIN 55 50 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 80% .175 .020
2017 29 AA PEN 55 47 10.9% 18.2% 0.60 79% .194 .085
2017 29 AAA LOU 10 7 30% 40% 0.75 43% .000 .428
2017 29 MAJ CIN 165 141 10.9% 23% 0.47 73% .245 .177
2018 30 MAJ CIN 45 41 4.4% 22.2% 0.20 76% .267 .121
2018 30 MAJ NYM 92 81 9.8% 18.5% 0.53 79% .207 .247
2018  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CIN/NYM 137 122 8% 19.7% 0.41 78% .227 .205
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3-Year Averages     89 78 10.1% 21.3% 0.47 76% .228 .103
Career     1,437 1,280 8.6% 20.3% 0.43 77% .258 .176

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Devin Mesoraco Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2018 275.3 -5 29 0 0 0 0 1 -2 0 0 -4
1B 2018 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Devin Mesoraco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.0% BB Rate
AVERAGE
19.7% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.733 OPS
WEAK
.307 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.221 AVG
TERRIBLE
.227 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.426 SLG
WEAK
.205 ISO
GOOD

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Devin Mesoraco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mesoraco went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Monday's rout of the Rockies.

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Mesoraco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Mesoraco (hamstring) is starting at catcher and batting fifth against the Yankees on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

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Mesoraco (hamstring) is not in the lineup against Baltimore on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Mesoraco (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

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Mesoraco experienced tightness in his hamstring following his start Saturday against the Cubs and is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

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Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in the first game of Monday's doubleheader versus Atlanta.

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Mesoraco went 1-for-1 with a solo home run Sunday against the Brewers.

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Mesoraco is not in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

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Mesoraco (elbow) is back in the lineup Wednesday against Miami, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

If 2015 was a disaster following his breakout season, 2016 can only be described as a nightmare for Mesoraco. The year started off poorly for the backstop, as he missed the beginning of spring training while rehabbing from his 2015 hip surgery. Soon after he got onto the field, more injuries surfaced. His season ended in late April and he ultimately underwent a pair of surgeries to fix his shoulder (which was more damaged than initially believed) and the labrum in his other hip. The results on the field were not pretty: a career-worst .140 batting average with one extra-base hit in just 16 games played. The Reds are intent on having Mesoraco back behind the dish in 2017, but given his health history and the rigors of the positions, it's best to set expectations fairly low heading into the 2017 campaign.

2016

Last season was a wasted year for Mesoraco. He injured his hip one week into the season, but spent the next six weeks in a pinch-hitting and DH capacity instead of going on the DL. Even after he went on the DL, the Reds dabbled with the notion of putting him in the outfield so as to avoid shutting him down for the season. Ultimately they caved and Mesoraco had surgery in late June. The recovery process took four months before Mesoraco was allowed to resume squatting, and then he started performing baseball-related activities in December. He's expected to be able to start spring training on time, but not much will be known about his status until he's actually catching. Prior to the injury, he was a reasonable bet to regress from his 2014 breakout season, at the very least in terms of hitting for average. The catching position is as barren as it has been in a long time, so there's a chance he could still end up being a top-10 catcher.

2015

As bad as the Reds' 2014 season, just imagine how it would have been had they not had breakout seasons from Mesoraco and Todd Frazier. Mesoraco's season got off to a false start with an oblique injury, followed by an early hamstring injury, but between those injuries he got off to a sizzling start at the plate that carried through most of the season, though he slumped along with the rest of the team in August and September. Considering he hit .468 in April and no higher than .267 in any other month, it's reasonable to suggest that his batting average will decline in 2015, but Mesoraco's power will still put him among the top 10 catchers if not in the top five.

2014

A panoply of injuries to Ryan Hanigan provided more chances for Mesoraco in 2013, but unfortunately he wasn't able to hit much better than in his rookie season. Mesoraco hit far better at home (.759 OPS) than on the road (.564), and better against lefties (.874) than righties (.576). The Reds signaled that they believe Mesoraco is ready to take over the starting job for 2014 by acquiring Brayan Pena to be his backup and trading Ryan Hanigan to Tampa Bay. Catchers typically develop at a slower pace and Mesoraco in particular has usually needed an adjustment period at each level, but the time for him to turn potential into production is now.

2013

Mesoraco ended up hitting .212/.288/.352 and was left off the playoff roster to cap off a disappointing season. Meanwhile, Yasmani Grandal, the catcher traded to the Padres instead of Mesoraco, had a pretty good season (though he was suspended for 50 games in November for testing positive for Testosterone). All is not lost with Mesoraco - his professional career began slowly, and many catching prospects struggle initially with the bat. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise if Mesoraco was the backup to Ryan Hanigan again in 2013 or even started the year in the minors to regain his confidence at the plate.

2012

Because the Reds had both Ryan Hanigan and Ramon Hernandez on a team expected to contend for the playoffs, Mesoraco had to spend the bulk of the season at Triple-A Louisville, not getting the call until rosters expanded in September. Hernandez is now in Colorado, so the deck has been partially cleared for Mesoraco. Look for Hanigan to get the bulk of the starts early on, thanks to his defensive prowess. His bat appears to be ready now - it's just a matter of manager Dusty Baker getting comfortable with his ability to call a game behind the plate. That focus on defense early on might hurt Mesoraco's production out of the gate.

2011

After scuffling at the plate in his first two-and-a-half seasons as a professional, Mesoraco exploded in 2010, hitting a combined .302/.377/.587 at three levels before slowing down a bit in the Arizona Fall League. While the offensive development was promising, Mesoraco's receiving skills behind the plate still need improving. The Reds re-signed Ramon Hernandez for another season, so look for Mesoraco to spend most of the year at Triple-A Louisville. He'll have to produce once he reaches the majors, with the Reds drafting another catcher in Yasmani Grandal in 2010.

2008

Catchers often take a long-time to develop, particularly 19-year-olds fresh out of high school that didn't face elite competition already, so don't be too disappointed by Mesoraco's Rookie League numbers. The Reds' first-round pick in the 2007 draft rose rapidly up the charts in the months before the draft. Given the dearth of catching prospects in their system, they'll be tempted to promote him quickly, but he's going to take awhile to get there. If you're looking for a catcher from this past draft class for your minor league system, you're better off going after Baltimore's Matt Wieters or Toronto's J.P. Arencibia.