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Scouting Padres Prospect Rolando Valdez

Rolando Valdez

There was utter frustration from Rolando Valdez in 2007. It was clear he was in a position he didn't want to be in. The bullpen role wasn't nearly as exciting as starting, and Valdez seemed troubled by it.

Vital Statistics; Name: Rolando Valdez Position: RHP DOB: January 8, 1986 Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 195 Bats: Right Throws: Right Coming into the 2008 season, Valdez figuratively shot himself in the foot. He worked a lot of innings in winter ball – as a starter. Ironically, it came at a time the Padres considered throwing him back into the rotation. Because of the innings he put on his arm...

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