Biographical Data
Player Name:Devin Mesoraco
Position:Catcher
School:Punxsutawney HS, Pa.
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:06/19/88
Height:6'1"
Weight:195 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):04/23/07
Game(s):Bald Eagle HS

Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:Mesoraco has a ton of hitting ability, using a little leg kick in his approach, and doesn't swing at bad pitches.
Power:Mesoraco has plus power. Right now, it's more pull power, but eventually he'll develop power to all fields.
Running Speed:He's a fringy-average runner, which is pretty good for a catcher.
Arm Strength:He has a plus arm and isn't afraid to use it in pick-off attempts.
Arm Accuracy:His throws are always right on the money.
Fielding:Mesoraco has plus hands behind the plate.
Range:A terrific athlete, Mesoraco is outstanding at blocking balls in the dirt.
Baseball Instincts:Off the charts. He's got great makeup, he's very aggressive and he's a natural leader behind the plate.
Physical Description:Mesoraco is a strong backstop with a body type that might remind some of a Joe Girardi or Ivan Rodriguez.
Medical Update:Mesoraco missed much of 2006 following Tommy John surgery, but now is completely healthy and clearly is having no problems with his throwing.
Strengths:He's a complete package. He can hit with power and he can play defense with a strong arm and soft hands.
Weaknesses:He tends to get out on his front foot on his swing from time to time.
Summary:Mesoraco has answered any questions about his arm following Tommy John surgery a year ago and is on the rise among catching prospects. He's a complete catching package, with hitting ability, power, good hands, a plus arm and outstanding leadership ability.