GOODYEAR, Ariz. When Devin Mesoraco sorts through a pile of personal DVDs, hell throw away any showing him dancing with a lamp shade on his head, any showing him as a toddler in diapers and any showing him batting in a major-league game last season.
For the 24-year-old Cincinnati Reds catchers, it was a most forgettable year .212 over 54 games and 165 at-bats. And extremely few of those at-bats came in September when he mostly sat in the dugout and watched the baseball world pass by.
Yes, I watched a lot of video, said the No. 1 pick out of Punxutawney, Pa. in 2007. I didnt watch last year, but past video when I was going good and I watched different guys who have similar swings throughout the league to see what works for them and what I need to do.
He watched Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins and Aaron Hill from the Arizona Diamondbacks, so that what works for them I might be able to mold into my swing.
Im just trying to get back the swing I had in the past, he said. L...