Latest Update Devin Mesoraco hits 18th home run Thu Jul, 31, 05:54 AM
Has excellent receiving and game-calling skills. Also displays a burgeoning power bat and run-producing ability. Owns an ideal catcher's frame.
Flaws: : Needs to become a more consistent game-caller (which should come with more experience). Must also become a more consistent hitter for average.
While no one ever expected him to perform at the level he was during the first half before he got hurt, Mesoraco continues to contribute regularly and has been an outstanding option behind the plate here in his first season away from the clutches of Dusty Baker. He's now homered in two of his last three games and has 18 home runs and 52 RBI to go with a .295 batting average.Analyst: Howard Bender
While Mesoraco's pace has slowed considerably here in the second half, he continues to produce well by catcher standards. His .295/.366/.585 slash line has been more than solid for fantasy owners and his 17 home runs and 49 RBI keep him ranked in the top five at the position. Continue to view him as a top option.Analyst: Howard Bender
In a year of struggles and injuries for the Reds, Mesoraco has been the one consistent bright spot for them this season. His production has dropped off somewhat as the season has progresses, but he's still padding his totals enough to be hitting .293 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI on the season. His hot start has obviously helped him through the lean times, but moving forward, there's a whole lot to be excited about with this young catcher. Continue to use him with confidence the rest of the way and keeper league owners should give him strong consideration during the offseason.Analyst: Howard Bender
Brayan Pena usually catches Johnny Cueto, so this shouldn't be much of a surprise. Mesoraco will be back in the lineup Sunday and will hopefully pick up that .228/.313/.404 July slash line and deliver us the Mesoraco we all enjoyed in the first half of the season.Analyst: Howard Bender