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For Baez, Slow and Steady Wins The Race

For Baez, Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Some prospects burst on the scene. Others take time to develop. Welinson Baez is somewhat of a combination of the two. He came to the Phillies organization with some very high hopes for his future, but it's taken him a while to truly become the kind of prospect that he was originally thought to be.

The Phillies signed Welinson Baez as an amateur free agent in 2002. After spending two seasons in the Gulf Coast League, Baez was back in the GCL to start the 2005 season. While he had hoped to be further advanced by now, Baez handled the assignment well and simply worked hard. A little less than a month after the GCL season started, the hard work officially paid off and Baez got the promotion to...

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