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Minor League Notes and Quotes: Fightins & IronPigs Updates

-Both the Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading coaching staffs openly addressed an organization-wide focus on small ball prior to both clubs opening their seasons.  The directive, handed down by new Phils skipper Ryne Sandberg, will have the entire Phillies system playing a more aggressive style of baseball. Dusty Wathan, Image- Jay Floyd “I think we’re going to utilize...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rupp Optioned, Valle Reassigned, Hill in Camp & Adams Set To Pitch

The Phillies reorganized the catching position at camp today. According to Todd Zolecki, Cameron Rupp has been optioned, Sebastian Valle has been reassigned, and newly acquired catcher Koyie Hill is in camp as a non roster invitee. Rupp, a 3rd round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, is slated to be the starting catcher at AAA Lehigh Valley. Valle, a former top prospect, struggled mightily...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline: Controversy, Before and After, on the Philadelphia Phillies

Within  the course of a summer, many stars experience peaks and valleys; however, Domonic Brown of the Philadelphia Phillies had a May dwarfing every teammate’s best month. Was this a glimpse of tomorrow? Please, scroll down for this edition of Nitecap Insight: The Final Trade Chip. TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article represents the thinking of a baseball man...
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Keep Sebastian Valle On Minor League Deal

The Phillies needed a roster spot when they signed pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a one-year contract. That was the moment that once-prospect Sebastian Valle lost his spot on the Phillies' 40-man roster. However, despite the Phillies cutting him from their 40-man roster, Valle agreed to return to the Phillies on...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Designate Catcher Valle

Photo by Jay Floyd To make room for pitcher Roberto Hernandez on the active roster, the Phillies have designated catcher Sebastian Valle for assignment. Valle, 23, had career lows in every triple-slash category in 2013, hitting .203/.245/.359 in 379 plate appearances in his second season in Double-A Reading. According to our Jay Floyd, Valle has been playing right field in the Mexican...
Via Phillies Nation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Off-season League Notes: Valle Looking Good, Bastardo Stays Hot

Throughout the fall and winter seasons, our weekly rundown reviews how Phillies players are performing in the various off-season leagues around the globe. Read ahead for the latest on many familiar names, some top prospects and plenty more. Mexican Winter League… Sebastian Valle, Image- Jay Floyd Catcher Sebastian Valle- The righty batting 23-year-old had a big day on Sunday for...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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