On this week’s edition of Redleg Nation Radio, Reds prospect Devin Mesoraco joined Bill for a wide-ranging conversation. Mesoraco, a catcher, was the first-round selection of the Reds in 2007. He discusses draft day, his journey through the Reds system, his strengths as a player, and much more (including a favorable mention of my alma mater). RN really appreciates Mesoraco taking a few minutes for us and we think you’ll enjoy this episode.

(Also, am I the only one who has noticed that Bill’s interviews keep getting better and better? He’s a regular Roy Firestone.)

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Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 9 Comments

  1. Thanks Chad….I appreciate it. I really enjoy spending a few minutes talking to all of these guys. As for how good I am…well, I give credit to the subjects and the old “blind squirrel” theory.

  2. Great interview, Bill. Let’s hope he and the other young catchers in the organization really improve this year and next. I like the idea of a roving instructor or whatever to coordinate the development of the catching crop. Seems to be a nice young man. The Johnny Bench story was pretty special.

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  4. Excellent interview. Devin has a good head on his shoulders.

  5. Wait. Is he 21 or 51? Some of his answers seemed a bit PC, but he sounds really mature. Sure seems like the kind of guy you want behind the plate.

  6. […] you listened to our interview with Devin, you are probably cheering particularly hard for him, because he seems like a great kid. Leave a […]

  7. […] if any of you are heading out to the Lynchburg game today to check out Devin Mesoraco and the Hillcats (sounds like a good name for a band), there will be at least one loyal citizen of […]

  8. […] that Mesoraco’s career started to shoot into the stratosphere at precisely the moment that Devin joined us for an episode of Redleg Nation Radio. Tags: Devin Mesoraco | Leave a […]

  9. […] has taken note, too, as has expert minor league analyst John Sickels. Mesoraco even appeared on a Redleg Nation Radio broadcast. Across three different leagues (and levels) in 2010, Mesoraco has batted .302 with 26 […]

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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