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Philippe Valiquette

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Philippe Valiquette
Name: Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette
Born: Feb 14, 1987 in Montreal, Quebec Canada
High School: Eduard Montpetit HS, Montreal
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 7th round (198th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2004 (signed for $300,000)
Valiquette, who plays for Les Ailes du Quebec, a prominent youth team in Montreal, was the youngest player on the Canadian junior national team last summer. He elevated his stock considerably this spring when he performed well for the Team Canada on a spring trip to Florida. He has a slender, athletic build and lots of room for development. Valiquette has a loose, fluid arm action, and the ball explodes from his hand, producing a fastball in the 88-93 mph range with late tail and sink. His secondary pitches are not as advanced but have the potential to be at least average offerings. He throws a curveball with occasional late break and depth, and a straight change with tailing action. He maintains his arm speed well with the changeup. Valiquette can lose rhythm and focus on the mound, which causes him to overthrow at times and affects his command and pitch quality.
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