Latest Update Mesoraco is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Saturday. Sat Jul, 26, 11:25 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.
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
The home run was Mesoraco's 16th of the season placing him in a tie with Braves Evan Gattis (DL) for the MLB lead among all catchers. The youngster's .303 average (61-for-201) is third best (min. 200 AB).Analyst: Michael Pichan
Imagine if Dusty was still managing the Reds? All that wasted power sitting on the bench this whole time? Mesoraco continues to kill it this season with a .314 average, 15 home runs and 41 RBI and has outproduced all of the top catchers in the game right now. Given the talent, the lineup and the home park, it's hard to bet against the youngster for a second half just as fruitful as the first. Analyst: Howard Bender
Mesoraco hasn't received a day off since last Sunday and caught 11 innings on Saturday night. This is just a routine day off for the breakout catcher who is likely headed to his first All-Star Game appearance. Analyst: David KerrMore Experts..