Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, Cincinnati Reds, #39
Date of Birth: 6/19/1988
Birthplace: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Current Salary: $7,325,000
Devin Mesoraco, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, was drafted by the Reds in 2007. He played in the Reds' minor league system from 2007 through most of 2012, ending with a .268 batting average. He joined the Reds for 18 games in 2011. The following year, he suffered from a concussion and he played in just 54 games with the Reds.
In 2013, Mesoraco batted .238 with 77 hits and 13 doubles in 103 games with the Reds. As a catcher in 97 games, he made 55 assists, 668 putouts, and 5 errors with a .993 fielding percentage. He finished the 2014 season with 105 hits, 25 doubles, 25 home runs, 80 RBIs, and a .273 batting average in 114 games.
Mesoraco signed a four-year, $28 million contract extension with the Reds on January 26, 2015. On June 20th, he had hip surgery that ended the season for him. He played in just 23 games with the Reds in 2015.
Mesoraco spent most of the 2016 season back on the DL, this time with a shoulder injury that ended in surgery. He played in just 16 games with the Reds.
Career batting statistics for Mesoraco through 2016 include:
- 328 games played
- 241 hits
- 145 RBIs
- 226 strikeouts to 95 walks
- .237 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Mesoraco as a catcher through 2016 include:
- 294 games played
- 148 assists
- 2,115 putouts
- 13 errors
- .252 caught stealing percentage
- .994 fielding percentage
Mesoraco and his wife Kira were married on November 15, 2014.