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Ryan Perry

RHP | TigersDET
Ryan Perry
Name: Ryan Keith Perry
Born: Feb 13, 1987 in Pomona, Calif. USA
High School: Marana (Ariz.) HS
College: Arizona
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (21st overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2008 (signed for $1,480,000)
Arizona coaches started getting excited about Perry last spring, when his velocity jumped into the mid-90s, but they had to wait on him after Perry was injured in a motorcycle accident, falling onto his left (non-throwing) arm and breaking a bone. He recovered in time to take the Cape Cod League by storm, pushing his fastball up to 98 mph in the league all-star game and sitting at 94-96 as a starter with a loose arm action. He started his junior season high on draft boards and in Arizona's rotation but got lit up early as a starter. Scouts say Perry's fastball, while a plus-plus pitch for to its velocity, lacks deception and hitters sit on it, especially when he's starting and struggles to locate his offspeed stuff. When he's going well, he adds a second plus pitch in a slider that one scout compared to that of Phillies closer Brad Lidge. Perry's changeup shows enough potential to make scouts consider him as a starter, but he's been much more effective out of the bullpen. His fastball lacks life and needs the extra velocity he gets out of the bullpen. He's still expected to go in the first round, and most clubs figure to give him a chance to start because his arm is so good.
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