2014 Fantasy Baseball Keeper Profile: C Devin Mesoraco

By Adam McGill
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Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

One player that went undrafted in nearly every fantasy baseball draft this spring was C Devin Mesoraco of the Cincinnati Reds. He started the season on the disabled list with an oblique injury, and as a result, he wasn’t given a second thought on draft day.

Ever since coming off the shelf, though, Mesoraco has been one of the top catchers in all of fantasy. Mesoraco is tied for the position lead with 20 home runs and is second in the MLB with 63 RBIs. He also has an insane .534 Slugging Percentage and a 3.5 Wins Above Replacement. He is truly putting All-Star numbers across the board.

One of the major reasons for his drastic improvement has been his swing. Meso has really leveled out his swing and has shortened his approach. It has allowed him to swing his bat through the strike zone much quicker and square the ball up more often. The result has been outstanding for his power numbers.

Meso has established himself as one of the best power-hitting backstops in all of fantasy in 2014, and he will be a bargain inside of the top-10 fantasy catchers next season. He may not be a top-five fantasy option just yet, but he will be in the very near future.

This is the year to sign Meso to a contract with a crooked number.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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