Short-Season Dish: Perez Is Spokane’s Latest Pitching Prodigy

Prospect Of The Day

Seventeen-year-old lefthander Martin Perez (Rangers) finally won his first game in short-season ball. Perez went five shutout innings, holding Tri-City to four hits and two walks. He struck out four. Add his name to the deep list of quality pitching prospects on that Spokane team.

Prospect Nuggets

Everett played two against Vancouver and Jharmidy DeJesus (Mariners) had a monster day. In the first game, the third baseman went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBIs. He was quieter in the nightcap, going 1-for-3 with a run but it was perhaps his best day yet in short-season ball. Meanwhile, his teammate Dennis Raben (Mariners) played for the first time in three weeks. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the first game. Then, Raben entered as a pinch-hitter and had an RBI double. . . Mahoning Valley center fielder Tim Fedroff (Indians) went 4-for-4 (all singles), with a run, an RBI and his first stolen base. Fedroff is hitting .404 through 12 games. . . The Boise offense was quiet by its own standards, but shortstop Ryan Flaherty (Cubs) went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. . . Eugene righthander Pablo Menchaca (Padres) pitched four shutout innings and struck out nine. . . Vermont righthander P.J. Dean (Nationals) was a winner despite allowing an uncharacteristic four runs in five innings and moved to 4-1, but righthander Nick Barnese (Rays) did not pitch as scheduled for Hudson Valley.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Scott Shaw (Mets) will take the mound as Brooklyn visits Tri-City (Astros).