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    Still think Devin Mesoraco's stellar start with high Class A Lynchburg was a fluke? Since the Reds promoted Mesoraco to Carolina on May 29, he has hit .275/.344/.563, giving him the third-highest OPS (.907) among catchers in Double-A during that stretch, trailing only the Cardinals' Steven Hill (.932). Only five other Southern League hitters at any position have a better OPS than Mesoraco since his promotion.
    When he gets to LOU I might have to take a road-trip to see him again with my own eyes. Hard to believe that he has seemingly progressed so far after seeing him just flailing at Dayton.

    I left DM for dead in low A ball. The guy has the crow out of the freezer and it's starting to thaw. I hope he servers me a 7 courser some time in the future ... good catchers are hard to come by.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong View Post
    When he gets to LOU I might have to take a road-trip to see him again with my own eyes. Hard to believe that he has seemingly progressed so far after seeing him just flailing at Dayton.

    I left DM for dead in low A ball. The guy has the crow out of the freezer and it's starting to thaw. I hope he servers me a 7 courser some time in the future ... good catchers are hard to come by.

    GL

    I didn't know there were that many different preparations. With that said, please let us know what they are when he comes up to AAA and that baby is in the oven!

    This kid has been an absolute revelation this year. I told my wife, prior to the season, that this very well may be his make or break year and wow, proving me right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    I didn't know there were that many different preparations. With that said, please let us know what they are when he comes up to AAA and that baby is in the oven!
    If I am going to eat crow, I don't want it reheated and dry. I want to feel like it was prepared specially for me. :

    DM still has lots of opportunities to drop that crow on the floor, let the dog swipe it off the counter, or burn it.

    Then we get to call for Pizza delivery.

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    Devin Mesoraco looks to be pretty fast for a catcher.

    YouTube - ‪Devin Mesoraco hitting for the Carolina Mudcats‬‎

    Guy looks to have pretty darn good set of wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Devin Mesoraco looks to be pretty fast for a catcher.

    YouTube - ‪Devin Mesoraco hitting for the Carolina Mudcats‬‎

    Guy looks to have pretty darn good set of wheels.
    Advice to fellow Reds fans watching: stop watching after he slides into second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Advice to fellow Reds fans watching: stop watching after he slides into second.
    You mean the throw that bounces once and still beats teh runner by 5 feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    You mean the throw that bounces once and still beats teh runner by 5 feet?
    Yeah, that one that was a 1.7 second pop time and got Dee Gordon there who has 43 steals this year after 73 last year.... I doubt he catches again today, so I doubt I get more video of him throwing out runners, but I missed one on Monday that was much smoother.

    Also, here is a video of his HR yesterday. In slow motion (I looked at it frame by frame in a video editor), you can see the ball hit the scoreboard just to the left of the 'D' in the word Mudcats at the top of the scoreboard (it hits near the bottom tail of the D). Just an absolute blast that I somehow in a crazy zoom attempt was able to get lol.
    YouTube - ‪Devin Mesoraco with a long HR for the Carolina Mudcats‬‎

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    That was Dee Gordon running? Wow even more impressive that it beat him by that much.

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    Re: Devin Mesoraco

    I posted this in the game thread, but figured it belongs here:

    Compare this year's Mez swing:
    YouTube - Devin Mesoraco with a long HR for the Carolina Mudcats

    with last year's Mez swing in ST:
    YouTube - Devin Mesoraco grounds out against Danny Ray Herrera

    He's got his hands "in the box" this year and it obviously has helped his power 100%.
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    Re: Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    I posted this in the game thread, but figured it belongs here:

    Compare this year's Mez swing:
    YouTube - Devin Mesoraco with a long HR for the Carolina Mudcats

    with last year's Mez swing in ST:
    YouTube - Devin Mesoraco grounds out against Danny Ray Herrera

    He's got his hands "in the box" this year and it obviously has helped his power 100%.
    Outstanding catch md, vastly different.
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    Re: Devin Mesoraco

    That is pretty interesting. His old swing looked to swat down at the balls. Huge catch man, A+.

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    That is pretty interesting. His old swing looked to swat down at the balls. Huge catch man, A+.
    To be fair, a guy's swing can look much different fro swing to swing, depending on whether he's fooled, out front, the location of the pitch, etc. I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in a swing comparison drawn between a bomb to CF and a bounce out to SS.
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    Re: Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    To be fair, a guy's swing can look much different fro swing to swing, depending on whether he's fooled, out front, the location of the pitch, etc. I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in a swing comparison drawn between a bomb to CF and a bounce out to SS.
    Did you watch the video? It's clearly different when the difference is in the pre-swing/set-up as much as it is anywhere else. His hands to start with are in 2 completely different areas, so yeah I'd put a whole lot of stock in it.

    Although the results change might not be affected too much generally speaking in this case I think it vastly has improved his timing and helped him in a number of ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    To be fair, a guy's swing can look much different fro swing to swing, depending on whether he's fooled, out front, the location of the pitch, etc. I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in a swing comparison drawn between a bomb to CF and a bounce out to SS.
    Oh no doubt but where his hands are would lead me to believe when he misses hes going to top the ball more often instead of getting some lift. He also has less motion in the 2nd one. I dont care to time it but it probably improves his swing time.

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    Did you watch the video? It's clearly different when the difference is in the pre-swing as much as it is anywhere else. His hands to start with are in 2 completely different areas, so yeah I'd put a whole lot of stock in it.
    I stand corrected. The shift in hand position is significant.
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