"To be picked by Mike, it's extra special for me because he knows what he's looking for in catchers. He knows who belongs and who doesn't as far as catchers go with him being as good of a catcher and leader back there as he was. I think that definitely means a lot," Mesoraco said.
Despite two stints on the DL this season, Mesoraco is second among NL catchers in home runs, RBIs and extra-base hits.
Mesoraco's 15 home runs are already a career high and the most in a season by a Reds catcher since David Ross hit 17 in 2007.
--Partially written by Cincinnati Reds Media Relations
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