Continuing our survey of the Caribbean leagues, we move to Mexico, where a pair of Phillies are holing up for the winter.
Sebastian Valle, the Phillies’ 20-year-old slugging catcher, is 3-for-5 with a walk, homer, double and single in the early going for his hometown Caneros de los Mochis. Considered one of the Phillies top catching prospects, Valle hit .255/.298/.430 with 16 homers for the Low-A champion Lakewood Blueclaws. Scouts seem to appreciate his power potential, but question his future behind the plate and think he could wind up at another position. In addition, lefty stalwart and Beerleaguer favorite Brian Mazone is also there. He was drilled for seven runs in 3 1-3 innings in his first start for Mexicali.