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    your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    the kid has it IMO

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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    Really like what I'm seeing.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    yep -- like him a lot

    His gallop to first is classic. I remember it all the way back to his scouting video out of Punxatawny High. The kid's an oldschool catcher.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    Always been a fan. He is good across the board and very good at some of the things.

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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    Definitely liking what I see. I think he and Hanigan will make for a very effective duo this year.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    my generations Johnny Bench for sure.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    Great player, and a class act.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    I think he is good.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    I've liked him since we drafted him, thought he was too much criticized way back when he was at Dayton. Looks like another position is getting some stability going forward for a while, which I really like.

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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    I love that he plays with that intangible "edge" to him. I know that is not recognized by everyone here as a critical attribute, but I love to see it nonetheless.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    my generations Johnny Bench for sure.
    NO pressure there I was hoping for this generation's Bill Plummer.

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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    Fast reflexes .... A catchers best tool not above his shoulders

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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    I don't like him as a receiver. Otherwise, he's everything I'd want in a catcher.

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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I don't like him as a receiver. Otherwise, he's everything I'd want in a catcher.


    Still way too early for that isn't it? He seems to be a bit tentative to take control, which is to be expected from a rookie that doesn't want to step on toes too early.
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    Re: your quick thoughts on Mesoraco

    I like the bat, but I'm not convinced about the glove. Seems like his pitchers don't get the benefit of the doubt like they do with Hanigan back there and he seems to have some trouble hanging on to stuff that's low. But I'm certainly no scout.
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