Daily Archives: June 5, 2010

Some new prospect videos

Courtesy of the PhilliesProspects Youtube channel

Colby Shreve, June 3rd

It looks like he’s a bit more over the top than he was before the surgery, but he’s much more under control here and his delivery seems less violent. Its going to take him time to rebuild his arm strength and come all the way back, but his delivery looks good.

Matt Way, June 4th

To my untrained eye, I’m not a fan of the stabbing motion he makes with his arm before he comes toward the plate.

Sebastian Valle, June 3rd/4th

He has a bunch of moving parts and a big leg kick that serves as his timing mechanism, and I have a feeling that as he learns to repeat his swing mechanics more, and is able to maintain his timing, that he’s going to hit because he has strong wrists. But when he gets out of sync, its easy to see why he might struggle.

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Around the System–Catcher

Not a whole heck of a lot to talk about behind the dish.  Like most organizations, a scary lack of depth.  The guy most want to talk about is Sebastian Valle, who has been mildly disappointing in the first third of the season.   Look for the next edition of Around the System, looking at starting pitching, sometime next weekend or early the following week after the draft excitement settles a bit.

Lehigh Valley

Paul Hoover, 34, .229/.289/.273 in 83 AB’s.  2HR 9 RBI 0SB; .133 vs. LH, .250 vs. RH; .227 with RISP; 6% bb rate, 27% k rate. 41% CS rate.

Dane Sardinha, 31, .253/.284/.432 in 95 AB’s. 4 HR 14 RBI; .111 vs LH, .321 vs. RH, .292 with RISP, .188 in May. 2% bb rate, 25% k rate. 29% CS rate. Continue reading Around the System–Catcher