Some Phillies You've Heard Of Played Baseball This Winter

What’s that, you say? They do what in the winter?

Why yes, they play baseball in the winter. No, not in Philadelphia or Lehigh Valley or Reading. The Phillies sent a bunch of players within the organization to places like the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Arizona to get some extra at-bats or innings. Though most of the players involved are minor leaguers who are either very far from reaching the majors or will likely never see big-league action, there are some big-name prospects and players that most fans would recognize. The most notable:

Wilson Valdez (Dominican Winter League):

G PA BA OBP SLG  OPS HR
36 148 .209 .253 .295 .548 2

Michael Martinez (Dominican Winter League):

G PA BA OBP SLG  OPS HR
19 79 .113 .200 .127 .327 0

Freddy Galvis (Venezuelan Winter League):

G PA BA OBP SLG  OPS HR
47 194 .249 .308 .333 .641 0

Sebastian Valle (Mexican Pacific League):

G PA BA OBP SLG  OPS HR
32 87 .175 .258 .325 .583 3

Tyson Gillies (Arizona Fall League):

G PA BA OBP SLG  OPS HR
27 104 .178 .302 .233 .535 1

Though most of these statistics should be taken with a grain of salt because of small sample size, each of these players hit pretty damn poorly. Freddy Galvis seems to have answered “probably” to those who were wondering if his 2011 AAA numbers were a fluke. Martinez managed to hit worse than he did with the big-league club this year. And Valdez…well he’s just Wilson Valdez.

For the rest of the players and other statistics, check this out.

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