Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Greeneville Astros: Juri Perez

Juri Perez
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2007 season
Stats: 5'11", 148 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 19


As Reliever153.60/1.0023:10.207
As Starter36.22.45/1.0937:9.225
vs LHB18.12.45/1.1522:9.188
vs RHB33.12.97/1.2338:10.235
Bases Empty28x/1.2538:10.221
Runners On23.2x/1.1422:9.217

Season Total
K/9 Rate: 10.5
BB/9 Rate: 3.3
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 1.05
K:BB Ratio: 3.16

In a lot of instances such as these, we're making an exception for a player who is in the States for the first time, yet Perez didn't make it a speedbump. In his third season with the organization, Perez posted ERAs of 4.32 and 2.68 in the Venezuelan Summer League before jumping to Greeneville, where in many instances, he posted better numbers than before. His ERA rose slightly, as did his WHIP (from 1.09 to 1.20), but his K-rate jumped from 4.4 in 2008 to 10.5 in 2009. Coming off a season in which he threw 57IP in 2008, he threw just under six fewer innings in 2009.

Perez did give up seven homers, three more than he did in his first 90.1IP combined. Three of those HRs came while he was a reliever, three of them were to LHBs (and the other four to RHBs, obviously). In his eight starts - his last eight appearances of the season - Perez allowed 0 or 1 ER in five of them. He allowed 3ER in two starts, and left his last start with an elbow injury after 0.1IP. and I'm looking to see how severe the injury is.

Citizen Steve, what say you on Juri Perez?
Had great stuff, but left his last start with an elbow injury. He was listed on the rehab list for the instructional league.