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Q & A: Catcher Orlando Mercado

Q & A:  Catcher Orlando Mercado

There are many promising young catchers in the Diamondback organization, but Orlando Mercado has a pedigree (his father played in the majors for eight seasons) that gives him an advantage over most, and at only 19, he has plenty of time to prove himself. Managing Editor James Renwick talked with Mercado and found a player wiser than his years.

When you talk to Orlando Mercado there are a couple of things you have to clear up right away.  Is it 'Orlando Mercado' or 'Orlando Mercado Jr'?  "You can write it with 'Jr' but that's the baseball way, my name is Orlando Mercado."  I tell him that I'm going to write it the way he wants it written, I'm a big believer that people know their own name, and his response is this, "You can write it with...

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