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Freicer Perez

Born: 03/14/1996 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 8" Weight: 240
Physical: Athletic for height, projectable, lanky.

Moderate leg kick, easy delivery, Fluctuates between mid-low three-quarters arm slot, clean arm action, some crossfire, loose arm, plus arm speed, 1.40 to home.

Control: 40/50
Command: 30/45
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 07/20/2017
Affiliate Charleston RiverDogs (Low A, Yankees)
Dates Seen 7/14/2017
OFP 45
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 94-96 97 Velo ticked down to 93-94 late into start, plays pretty flat, hitters were still late due to velo, unafraid to attack hitters up, inconsistent mechanics led to some command issues, controlled the zone fairly well overall given height
Changeup 40 86-87   Lacks tumble/fade, replicated arm speed well, wasn’t getting any chases, spiked on occasion, projects as a “show-me” pitch
Curveball 40 80-81   Below-average depth, shorter bite, little late break, made for easy takes, won’t get swings and misses, poor control
Slider 45 84-87   Lacks bite, below-average depth, flashed some tight late action, works better in-out, frequently didn’t give a chance, missed badly gloveside on a few offerings, uneven mechanics limit command.

Perez is a taller pitcher who establishes his fastball for strikes better than his height would indicate. His fastball is plus-plus and can rack up a fair share of swings and misses, although it doesn’t flash a ton of movement. His lack of effective secondaries make him more of a project, but he shows enough looseness and athleticism in his arm action to make you think that one offering will get to at least fringe. He should remain as a starter through the minors, but his eventual home probably lies in the bullpen because there’s just too much that has to go right to project him as a potential starter. His big fastball does give him the ceiling of an above-average reliever.

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