Chris Perez

HS Grad 2003
Age 31 and 8 mos
Age on 2003 Draft 17 and 11 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-4, 245 lb
School  Manatee County Private
Hometown  Holmes Beach, FL USA
Summer Team  The Baseball Academy
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Cardinals  5/16/2008
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Cardinals  in 2006
National Rank - Class of 2003 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
Position - RHP
FL State Rank - Class of 2003 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
Position - RHP

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Latest Showcase Report
2003 World Showcase   Jan 11, 2003
PG Grade: 10
We've seen Perez many times over the last couple of years. We've seen him in the low 90s as high as 93 maybe even 94. He's a big kid who continually improves his body. He was actually over weight when we first saw him and he could still tone up a little more. The thing we've discovered about Perez is that he is going to do what it takes. He has championship caliber makeup and we expect him to be pitching and winning in the Big Leagues someday. In Ft Myers he was mostly 88-89, but the arm action and release were vintage Perez. Nobody in the country looks better at release point. The ball leaves his hand so clean and easy you would think he's flipping BP. His breaking ball will get better, but it's a good one with nice rotation. He throws it in the upper 70s and can throw it for strikes. He also has a good feel for his low 80s changeup. Perez will continue to progress and become very special. He's a backward projection in that he will become even more solid and strong without gaining weight. The arm action and makeup project off the charts.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.89% Rank
best 95  avg 84
 (2003 class in 2001)

best 96  avg 84
 (2003 class)
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