Latest Update Mesoraco is not in the Reds' starting lineup in Game 2 of Sunday's double-header. Sun Aug, 17, 09:00 PM
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.
Mesoraco went 0-4 in Game 1 and with Brayan Pena dealing with hamstring soreness the Reds recalled Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A to start Game 2.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
The All-Star catcher is getting a routine day off on Friday night. Over the past seven days, Mesoraco is batting .350 with two home runs and nine RBIs. Brayan Pena will fill-in behind the plate and bat fifth on Friday night.Analyst: David Kerr
Given a chance to start everyday, Mesoraco has flourished for the Reds this season. He has already notched 20 home runs this year, plus he is producing runs, hitting for a high average, and getting on-base. He seems to be the total package with the bat and will certainly shoot up draft boards next season.Analyst: David Kerr
Mesoraco has emerged as a Top-5 fantasy catcher this season, which shouldn't come as that big of a surprise given his elite pedigree. The home runs were his 19th and 20th of the season, extremely impressive given he's missed considerable time on the DL. His triple slash now reads .293/.366/.580, absurd for a Catcher. Analyst: Spencer Silva