• Full name Delvin Pérez
  • Born 11/24/1998 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School International Baseball Academy
  • Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016 (signed for $2,222,500).
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    After a few down years, the talent level in Puerto Rico has rebounded in this year's draft class, with Perez leading the way. He is on track to be the highest drafted player from the island since Carlos Correa went first overall in 2012. While Perez and Correa are both Puerto Rican shortstops, the comparisons don't go much further. There are few questions about Perez's ability to stay at shortstop; he shows first-step quickness, range to both sides, a plus or better arm, athleticism and smooth infield actions. He has excellent instincts and can make highlight reel plays look easy, though his quick feet and powerful arm can be difficult for him to control at times. Perez is not as advanced offensively. He is a plus runner with excellent bat speed and can hit blistering line drives, but his pitch recognition and plate discipline will need to improve to allow him to make consistent contact. As a result, he is one of the biggest risk-reward players in the class. Perez is not committed to college and will not turn 18 until November.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020

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Career Transactions

  • Somerset Patriots released SS Delvin Pérez.
  • SS Delvin Pérez assigned to Somerset Patriots.
  • Somerset Patriots transferred SS Delvin Pérez to the Development List.
  • Somerset Patriots placed SS Delvin Pérez on the 7-day injured list.
  • SS Delvin Pérez assigned to Somerset Patriots.

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