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  1. I saw him last year twice. Both times 89-90. Avg secondaries, curve was recognizable early.

    I think he’s overrated.

    Comment by TX Ball Scout — March 16, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  2. On After seeing him face off against arguably the best pitcher on the planet in Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, my first in person look at Perez was an impressive one.

    and….

    “Seeing Perez up against a true ace in Clayton Kershaw was telling in terms of just how talented one has to be at the big league level to truly earn such a lofty label.”

    Seriously, is this Fangraphs that I am reading? How does the fact that the opposing pitcher was Kershaw make what Perez did any more impressive? What one does is totally independent of the other.

    Comment by Keystone Heavy — March 16, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

  3. He didn’t say it made Perez’s performance more impressive. Read it again, and calm down. Are you that big of a snob that the mere idea of pitchers “facing off” offends your saber-sensibilities?

    Comment by Andrew — March 16, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

  4. I actually wrote much of this on a cramped United Airlines plane with a killer headache, so I decided to re-tool part of the opening.

    However Keystone Heavy, keep in mind I’m here for a bit of counter programming in that I write pieces more tailored towards scouting, not statistical analysis.

    Comment by Mike Newman — March 16, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

  5. I caught his next game. He topped out at 93 and had nid 80s off-speed stuff. My seats not conducive to how well he was locating. He was facing most of the A’s top lineup. Weeks and Cespedas hit him well, and he walked a few…BUT, he did get out jams with two inning-ending DPs and a K. Granted the A’s aren’t murdrers’ row, but he did okay for where he is age-wise.

    Comment by Tex Pantego — March 17, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

  6. Please. tell me more

    Comment by Taylor — March 17, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

  7. His size and mechanics really remind me of Johan Santana. Not comparing him to Santana but I think that could be his ceiling if he continues to develop. Personally I feel like the Rangers may look to trade him in July if they need another piece for a postseason run. Their farm system would still be really deep without Perez.

    Comment by Paul G — March 17, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

  8. Glad to see a write-up on who appears to be the most controversial pitching prospect besides Mike Montgomery.

    Comment by Matty Brown — March 18, 2012 @ 4:26 am

  9. He’s 20.

    Comment by Derek — March 21, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

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