The catcher position is the most unpredictable spot in a fantasy baseball lineup. There are only so many elite backstops and the rest of the field is simply a gamble, which is why most owners wait to grab a backstop until the end of the fantasy draft.
Among all the late-round catchers this spring, Devin Mesoraco of the Cincinnati Reds was forgotten about in 99.9% of fantasy drafts. He unfortunately started the 2014 season on the disabled list with an oblique injury, and as a result, the veteran went undrafted in a majority of leagues.
Mesoraco was just activated this week, though, and he has already made some noise.
He was able to start Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals and had a serious impact by going 2-4 with two doubles. He also scored a run and posted a serious stat line.
In his very next game in the series, Meso crushed a two-run homer in the fourth innings off phenom hurler, Shelby Miller. Mesoraco finished the game 2-4 and now have four hits through his first two games of the season. The catcher has shown amazing plate presence in his return and is finally living up to some of that hype.
Mesoraco is worth adding immediately in all fantasy formats. He is a true power-hitting backstop and can become an instant upgrade for someone looking for a full-time option behind the plate.