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Devin Mesoraco
Birthdate: 6/19/1988 (28 y, 9 m, 7 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/220     Position: C
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 15, Overall: 15, Team: Cincinnati Reds
Contract: $28M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018)
RotoWire News: Mesoraco acknowledged that he might not be ready in time for Opening Day, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I'm a guy who hasn't played in two years, essentially," Mesoraco told C. Trent Rosecrans. "For me to come out catching one full game and getting 15 at-bats in spring training, that's probably not putting me or the team in the best position. If everybody thinks I'm perfectly ready and ready to go, I'll be in there. If not, it's fine." (3/20/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: First the hip, now the shoulder. Injuries have limited Mesoraco to a meager 106 plate appearances over the last two seasons and it's anyone's guess how his health is going to affect his performance at the plate in 2017. His breakout 2014 season will continue to stick in our minds, reminding us of the upside we may benefit from if we throw a dollar his way come auction day. The questions we must ask are complete unknowns -- how many plate appearances will his health allow him to amass and how will his beaten body allow him to hit when he makes it to the batter's box? He's the ultimate roll of the dice, but luckily should cost precious little. In a shallow league where replacement level is high, he'll be an intriguing high reward, high risk, low cost option. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: As Mesoraco's 2014 breakout performance appears further and further away in the rearview mirror, we wonder if his health will ever again cooperate to at least give him the opportunity to repeat that season. But that power is tantalizing enough to be worth a cheap gamble on draft day.

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