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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16 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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

Robert Hernandez Officially Signed/ Valle DFA'd

The Phillies officially announced the signing of pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a one year, $4.5 million contract plus incentives. Hernandez will wear number 27 so get those old Chris Coste jerseys altered. To make room the Phillies announced former catching prospect Sebastian Valle will be designated for assignment. Valle was...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitcher Phillippe Aumont Calls Out His Phillies Catcher Sebastian Valle After Brawl

Sebastian Valle shoves Rene Tosoni while still wearing his catcher's mask "You can't hurt us; we're Canadians", said Team Canada manager Ernie Whitt after tonight's bench-clearing brawl between Canada and Team Mexico. Whitt is a Philadelphia Phillies roving hitting instructor. Two Phillies teammates - one who frequently caught the other...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospect #15: Sebastian Valle

Catching is one position that the Phillies have solid depth. In fact, they have two young catchers who both deserve to be at Triple-A in 2012. Sebastian Valle has overcome some shortcomings to become a legitimate catching prospect.
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2012: #2 Catcher Sebastian Valle

Righty hitting catcher Sebastian Valle has emerged as one of Philadelphia’s top offensive prospects. Using his quick bat and strong catching abilities the 21-year-old has built a reputation as a dangerous hitter and a leader for his pitching staff.Since signing as a free agent with the Phillies at the age of 16, Valle has improved steadily in every aspect of his game. A smart...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Phils Prospects Biddle, Valle Crack Top-10 Lists

A team that has stripped significant young talent four times since July 2009, the Phillies still have a handful of desirable prospects. According to’s draft and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo, the Phils currently have the ninth-best lefthanded pitching prospect and catching prospect.Hometown boy Jesse Biddle of Germantown Friends was the Phils’ lone pitching representative...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

What to expect in 2012, Sebastian Valle

I was thinking about the next player to write up, and Valle seemed like a great case. Always young for each league he’s played in, Valle had his best season in 2011 and performed very well in the pitcher friendly Florida State League, posting a line of .284/.312/.394, and that line may have been higher if he hadn’t worn down a bit in the hot summer sun over the last 6 weeks or...
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November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

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