Reds have 6 doubles in 10-0 win over Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each had one of the Cincinnati Reds' six doubles in a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, the spring opener for both teams. Phillips doubled in his first at-bat off Cleveland starter Zach McAllister and scored on a single by Devin Mesoraco. McAllister is trying to win a job as Cleveland's fifth starter...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Mesoraco prepared for increased workload behind the plate

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Devin Mesoraco is from Punsxutawney, Pa., also the home of Punsxutawney Phil, the ground hog who predicts whether or not there will be six more weeks of winter. But Phil only works once a year, on Feb. 2. Mesoraco, though, wants to work nearly every day of the 2015 baseball season as the No. 1 catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. "I want to play 161 games, then take...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Reds ticket theme offers on sale now

CINCINNATI (Feb. 17, 2015) -- Four brand-new Reds Ticket Packages that include an exclusive promotional item are on sale now only at "For the first time ever we are giving fans the opportunity to guarantee a collectable Reds item that is bundled with a ticket offer," said Aaron Eisel, Reds VP of Ticketing. "All packages have limited quantities and the only way for fans...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds avoid arbitration with Mesoraco and Frazier

Sorry my fellow Reds fans, with basketball and football abuzz I didn’t even realize some of these moves were on tap. The Reds have had a busy off season for their standards, they traded Simon and Latos. They also traded for Marlon Byrd and now they have avoided arbitration on two of their young stars. The two stars are Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco. Both players made the All...
Via The Front Office News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Cleveland Indians and their “stroke of genius”

In a piece recently published at FOX Sports’ Just a Bit Outside, Chris Antonetti and the Cleveland Indians were the subjects of considerate praise thanks to the development and downright stardom exhibited by three of 2014’s biggest contributors: left fielder Michael Brantley, Cy Young pitcher Corey Kluber and catcher Yan Gomes. While Kluber has some new hardware for his...
Via Waiting For Next Year
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: catchers

Leading into the 2015 season, The Outside Corner will be ranking the ten best players and units in baseball at nine positions – catcher, first base, second base, shortstop, third base, outfield, bench, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher. The infield positions will be ranked on an individual basis, while the group positions will be ranked by team. First up – baseball’s ten...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds, Devin Mesoraco Agree To Four-Year Extension

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with 26-year-old catcher Devin Mesoraco on a four-year, $28-million contract extension. The deal was first reported by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Source: Reds nearing a multiyear extension with catcher Devin Mesoraco. — timdierkes (@timdierkes) January 26, 2015 Mesoraco gets a four-year, $28MM deal from Reds. No options. Can...
Via Baseball Essential
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting How Devin Mesoraco Got Good

The Reds have officially given four years and at least $28 million to Devin Mesoraco. The contract buys out what would’ve been Mesoraco’s first year of free agency, and this is a contract that would’ve looked a little weird to an observer a year ago. Through 2013, in the majors, Mesoraco owned a 70 wRC+, […]
Via Fangraphs
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds, Mesoraco reach 4-year deal

CINCINNATI -- The Reds entrusted their everyday catching duties to Devin Mesoraco last year. It worked out so well the two have decided to keep the relationship going another four seasons. The Reds and Mesoraco, 26, reached agreement on a four-year contract worth $28 million on Monday that keeps Mesoraco behind the Cincinnati plate through the 2018 season. The deal covers Mesoraco...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds sign Devin Mesoraco to four-year extension

Devin Mesoraco. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Cincinnati Reds have signed All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco to a four-year contract extension, avoiding arbitration. This was Mesoraco’s first year of arbitration eligibility. He filed for $3.6 million for 2015 and the Reds countered his offer with $2.45 million. Mesoraco made just $525,000 in 2014 and was projected to make $2.8...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Catcher Devin Mesoraco gets 4-year deal from Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have agreed to a four-year contract with All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco, leaving them with two players in salary arbitration. Mesoraco made $525,000 last season, when he took over as the starter and led all major league catchers in homers (25) and RBIs (80) while batting .273. His 24 homers while catching were the most by a Reds player since Johnny Bench...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Catcher Breakout Candidates

Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America When researching my recent post on Devin Mesoraco, I looked at how 2015 Steamer projections and early NFBC ADP data compared to how players ranked in 2014. There were two young catchers that finished well outside the top 12 catchers last year that both Steamer and ADP think will be top 12 catchers this year, Travis d’Arnaud and Wilson...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: What to Make of Devin Mesoraco

Devin MesoracoSource: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America Fantasy football season is over and there’s a short slate of NHL games on tap tonight, so I’m turning my attention to fantasy baseball for the first time in 2015. I intended to do a breakdown of the differences between early NFBC ADP data and rankings according to the 2015 Steamer projections. But as I got into it...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #179: Devin Mesoraco | C | CIN

Homers, homers, and more homers. That was Devin Mesoraco’s 2014 season in a nutshell. The Reds breakout slugger crushed 25 bombs in just 440 PA and 384 AB, good for rates of one homer every 17.1 PA or 15.4 AB. While the homer total wasn’t elite, the homer rate was. Mesoraco’s 17.6 PA/HR in 2014 was elite  While this chart isn’t very instructive — you knew Mesoraco...
Via Baseball Professor
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

How should the Cincinnati Reds approach the offseason?

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds were crushed by injuries. Joey Votto missed 60% of the season and wasn’t exactly healthy for the time he was on the field. Devin Mesoraco missed a month over two different DL trips. Brandon Phillips missed a month. Jay Bruce missed two weeks but never recovered once he came back. Tony Cingrani missed nearly half of the season. Homer Bailey missed a third...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Mesoraco: The next Johnny Bench?

CINCINNATI -- Some might say that Devin Mesoraco wears his feelings on his sleeve and if he doesn't he certainly wears them on his chest. The red jersey Mesoraco wears under his Cincinnati Reds uniform every game says, "I Play to Win." That he does. And while the Reds haven't done a whole lot of it this year, the 26-year-old catcher has done his part and sprinkled in a whole lot...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 26

Does anyone else want to hurt Devin Mesoraco? I was in line to solidify my spot in my league’s championship game, and then HE had to go and hit a 3-run homer in Sunday night’s matchup with the division rival Cardinals. I usually root against the Cards but from now on I will shake my fist from afar at Mesoraco every time I hear his name. Some of the players mentioned below might...
Via Baseball Professor
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Mesoraco season highlights

Check out some of the impressive numbers Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has compiled this season. Mesoraco will be featured on Tuesday night's Reds Live.  
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds State of the Farm: Catcher

To view all articles from the State of the Farm Series you can click here. Today marks the start of the annual State of the Farm series where I look at each position on the field each Friday, go in depth with how each position is currently looking and giving it a grade based on that information. The Cincinnati Reds seem to have the starting catcher position seems locked up for a...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Mesoraco, a shining star for ‘14

Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds – Photo Credit – Keith Allison In 2007, the Cincinnati Reds drafted a high school catcher from Punxsutawney Pennsylvania. With the 15th pick in the amateur draft, Devin Mesoraco is proving his value. After seeing the Reds send Ryan Hanigan to the Tampa Bay Rays, Devin was given the starting catching position for the Reds. After learning and sharing...
Via Hot Stove MLB
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mesoraco has proven Reds right

CINCINNATI -- The ball flew into the left field stands at Great American Ball Park with authority. Most everything Devin Mesoraco does comes with authority. The Reds catcher isn't rah-rah. He's take command. He doesn't get cheated at the plate and he's continuing to grow into the position behind it. Mesoraco drove in three runs, two on his 23rd home run of the season in the first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mesoraco homers, powers Reds in win vs. division-leading Cards

  Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in three runs, and Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and doubled home a run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday night that ended their six-game losing streak against the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL Central leaders lost for only the second time in 11 games and maintained their 4½-game lead over Pittsburgh. St. Louis...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mesoraco homers and drives in three to lead Reds over Cardinals, 9-5

CINCINNATI -- Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in three runs, and Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and doubled home a run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday night that ended their six-game losing streak against the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL Central leaders lost for only the second time in 11 games and maintained their 4-game lead over Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mesoraco homers, leads Reds over Cardinals 9-5

CINCINNATI (AP) Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in three runs, and Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and doubled home a run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday night that ended their six-game losing streak against the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL Central leaders lost for only the second time in 11 games and maintained their 4 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The longest homers of the week

The king has returned. Long live the king. 1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Shelby Miller, 470 feet (August 11th) If Giancarlo signs with the Marlins long-term, they need to name that “Budweiser Balcony” in honor of him. 2. Devin Mesoraco vs Brad Hand, 447 feet (August 10th) Devin Mesoraco is having one hell of a year, huh? I can’t wait for next year’s Home Run Derby at Great American...
Via The Outside Corner
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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