- Full name Luis M Perdomo
- Born 04/27/1984 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- Debut 04/15/2009
Organization Prospect Rankings
For the second consecutive year, the Giants used their early position in the Rule 5 draft to take a pitcher from the Dominican Republic. At the 2007 Winter Meetings, they plucked lefthander Jose Capellan from the Red Sox, but he didn't' even last through spring training. In 2008, they selected Perdomo from the Cardinals, who had acquired him from the Indians in a July deal for onetime World Series hero Anthony Reyes. Though he stands barely 6 feet, Perdomo owns a consistent 93-95 mph fastball. He has an average-to-plus slider and has shown the ability to throw strikes with his changeup, which should help against lefthanders. He's athletic with good arm speed and the ability to get loose quickly. He needs to improve his command, but he tends to miss down in the zone when he's wild, so he keeps the ball in the park. Perdomo will compete with Pat Misch, Billy Sadler and Keiichi Yabu for a bullpen spot in spring training. Because the Giants remain in rebuilding mode, Perdomo could have the upper hand if he flashes consistency this spring. If he doesn't stick on the active roster, he has to be exposed to waivers and offered back to St. Louis for half the $50,000 draft price.
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Reliever in the Carolina League in 2008