LUIS PEREZ, SHORTSTOP
|Born: January 18, 1994
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Perez is a good defensive player with some speed. He was a little old when he signed and, early on, faced the disadvantage of competition for playing time from Adrian Valerio and Raul Siri.
Perez made good contact and got on base a lot in his debut, but showed little power. With Raul Siri at second and Adrian Valerio at short, he played only part-time, more at second than short.
The Pirates assigned Perez to the GCL in 2015. With Valerio and Siri there, he got only semi-regular playing time, divided between second, third and short, in that order. He didn’t hit at all.
Perez missed the season with a shoulder injury.
The Pirates played Perez semi-regularly at Bristol. He started about 40% of the team’s games at short, essentially sharing the position with Kyle Watson, and also saw time at second and third, and even a couple games at first. Other than drawing walks, he didn’t do much at the plate.
Perez seems likely to move into a utility role at the lower levels.
|2018: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 3, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.