The 2012 campaign wasn't so kind to Devin Mesoraco. He was widely heralded as one of the top rookies entering the season, yet he failed to live up to the hype. Fellow rookies Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart overshadowed the young catcher, instead.
However, 2013 brings forth a clean slate for the former first round pick. While many fans have pumped the brakes on their enthusiasm for Mesoraco, still there are others who are quite high on him. Count Paul Swydan of FanGraphs as on the members of the latter group.
Swydan recently dubbed the 24-year old as one of "Five Players Being Overlooked" and undervalued by their respective teams. Here is what he had to say about the Pennsylvania native:
Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds
Even though he entered last season as one of the top prospects in the game, Mesoraco was never really given a chance to crack manager Dusty Baker's lineup on a regular basis. He actually had a productive April, when he hit .300/.389/.433 in 11 games, ...