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The Golden Sombrero’s Top 50 Prospects: #28 – Martin Perez (Video)

#28 Martin Perez – Texas Rangers

LHP

DOB: 4-4-91

ETA: 2012

Martin Perez put up terrible numbers in Double-A Frisco in 2010.  He barely squeaked his ERA under 6 in 23 starts.  His K/BB was basically 2, and he didn’t even make it to 100 IP, but he was only 19-years-old in an advanced league.  His stuff was definitely good enough to get outs, as demonstrated by his 101 strikeouts.  Perez likely will repeat the league as a 20-year-old, although he could finish the year in Triple-A with a chance to make the jump to the Bigs by the end of the year.  Perez has true ace stuff, though, despite not having a true ace body.

His mechanics are clean, and his stuff is sick.  His fastball works from 92-94 and has downward and arm-side action.  It is easily his most advanced pitch, as one would expect from a 19-year-old.  His breaking ball is a hammer with good pace and very aggressive action, but he rarely throws it because he cannot command it yet.  His changeup is similarly paced in the low 80’s with good fade and arm action.  Both secondary offerings have a chance to be at least 50’s, but the curve has a tad more potential.  If Perez can improve in the command department, he could arrive very suddenly and could be the ace in Arlington before 2015.


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