20-year-old pitcher Yuri Perez of the Miami Marlins, who throws 100 miles, makes a surprise call-up to the big leagues and makes his debut in the spotlight.
Perez will make his major league debut as a starting pitcher in a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Ron Depot Park in Miami, USA on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time).
He became the youngest pitcher to debut in Miami team history. 20 years and 27 days. He surpasses the record set by Jose Fernandez (20 years, 250 days) in 2013 as the youngest pitcher.
“I’m excited for him and for the team,” Miami manager Skip Shoemaker said. “Our top prospect has a bright future and tremendous talent. We’re looking forward to seeing Perez on the mound. Watching him walk the clubhouse is going to be a really exciting time for the team and all of us.”
Perez, from the Dominican Republic, signed with Miami in 2019 for $200,000. 2020 was a break from his minor league season due to the corona pandemic.
In 2021 he played in Single-A and High Single-A, going 3-5 with a 1.96 earned run average in 20 games. He pitched 78 innings, striking out 108. Last year, he threw 1 game in Single A (2 scoreless innings, 4 strikeouts), and in Double A, he went 3-3 in 17 games with an earned run average of 4.08. He struck out 106 in 75 innings.스포츠토토
He pitched in 6 games (31 innings) at Double-A this season, recording 3 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 2.32. He struck out 42 and had a WHIP of 0.81. MLB.com said, “Perez has shown another level in his last four games. In 22 innings, he gave up 3 runs, struck out 30 and walked 5, with an ERA of 1.23.”
Perez is showing strong strikeout ability in the minor leagues, and injuries to left-hander Trevor Rodgers and right-hander Johnny Cueto have given him a call-up opportunity.
According to MLB Pipeline’s scouting report, Perez’s fastball ranges from 94 to 97 mph and can top 100 mph. His powerful changeup in the late 80s was a 61% miss rate last year. A slider in the mid-80s is evaluated as a consistent plus pitch rather than a curveball.
Perez was promoted straight from Double-A to the major leagues without going through Triple-A. MLB.com said, “It’s not as unique as it used to be, but it’s a significant leap forward. Perez’s highest number of pitches in a game was 90 pitches, and he pitched only 4 times in 6 innings.”
“We will be watching Perez very closely, monitoring everything that happens in the game, the number of pitches, how stressed he is, etc.,” said Miami general manager Kim Ng, the first female general manager in MLB history. Our whole group will do our best for him,” she said.