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Orioles top prospect Chance Sisco making strides behind plate as bat heats up at Norfolk

Orioles top prospect Chance Sisco making strides behind plate as bat heats up at Norfolk

Orioles bench coach John Russell’s catching background means he has taken a hands-on approach with the organization’s backstops at every level. A recent check-in on top prospect Chance Sisco at Triple-A Norfolk left Russell confident about the Orioles’ prized young catcher’s progress.

Russell said he spoke to Sisco and catching coordinator Don Werner on a conference call earlier this week. Between that and the chance to watch some tape of Sisco behind the plate, Russell said the 22-year-old catcher is “starting to get the feel for it."

“We have to remember, he hasn’t caught a ton in his life,” Russell said. “By talking to him, I think he’s got a little more...

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