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Franklin Perez

Franklin Perez

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 197 | Age: 22
Valencia, Venezuela
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 2.35 2 2 0 7.2 6 1.57
Career Minors 10 12 3.56 59 45 4 230.0 234 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 2 0-0 2.35 7.2 6 1.57
Career Minors 59 10-12 3.56 230.0 234 1.24

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 2 Teams Minors 1 4 4.50 16 10 0 50.0 53 31 25 1 14 61 1.34
2015 DSL Astros Orange DSL ROK 1 2 4.37 11 9 0 35.0 34 22 17 1 11 44 1.29
2015 GCL Astros GCL ROK 0 2 4.80 5 1 0 15.0 19 9 8 0 3 17 1.47
2016 Quad Cities River Bandits MID A(Full) 3 3 2.84 15 10 1 66.2 63 24 21 1 19 75 1.23
2017 2 Teams Minors 6 3 3.02 19 16 3 86.1 71 33 29 6 27 78 1.14
2017 Buies Creek Astros CAR A(Adv) 4 2 2.98 12 10 2 54.1 38 20 18 4 16 53 0.99
2017 Corpus Christi Hooks TEX AA 2 1 3.09 7 6 1 32.0 33 13 11 2 11 25 1.38
2018 2 Teams Minors 0 2 6.52 7 7 0 19.1 18 14 14 2 8 14 1.34
2018 GCL Tigers East GCL ROK 0 1 4.50 3 3 0 8.0 3 4 4 0 0 5 0.38
2018 Lakeland Flying Tigers FSL A(Adv) 0 1 7.94 4 4 0 11.1 15 10 10 2 8 9 2.03
2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers FSL A(Adv) 0 0 2.35 2 2 0 7.2 7 2 2 1 5 6 1.57

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50

Perez didn't become a full-time pitcher until he was 15 years old, after spending much of his amateur career as a third baseman, but he took quickly to the new role and received $1 million to sign with the Astros in 2014. He subsequently blossomed into one of the organization's better pitching prospects and had already reached Double-A at age 19 in '17 before being the marquee prospect sent to the Tigers in the Justin Verlander trade at the end of August. The high expectations for Perez's 2018 Tigers debut were quickly dashed by a lat strain that kept him out until late June, and he pitched only 19 1/3 innings upon returning before the club shut him down for the year in late July with right shoulder inflammation. Following the season, Perez was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster.

Perez has four pitches at his disposal when he's healthy, all of which he can throw for strikes. He generally throws his lively fastball in the 92-94 mph range, but he can reach back for 95-96 mph when he needs to. Added velocity could come as he matures. He can really spin his curveball, a future plus offering, and he's taken to a relatively new slider as well. He throws his above-average changeup with solid fade. With an athletic and repeatable delivery, he should continue to command the ball well even if he adds velocity.

Perez used his time on the shelf to add strength to his already strong frame, and he was able to resume throwing off flat ground with no ill effects in December. But right shoulder tendinitis sidelined Perez out of the gate in 2019, and while he returned to the mound for Lakeland in May, he was placed back on the disabled list with shoulder woes after just one start. The good news is that he's still young and has a relatively high floor as a mid-rotation-type starter, albeit one with major concerns about his long-term durability.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/30/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled RHP Franklin Perez from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
06/23/2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers placed RHP Franklin Perez on the 7-day injured list.
06/18/2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers activated RHP Franklin Perez from the 7-day injured list.
05/19/2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers placed RHP Franklin Perez on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 17, 2019.
05/15/2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers activated RHP Franklin Perez from the 7-day injured list.
04/04/2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers placed RHP Franklin Perez on the 7-day injured list.
03/08/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned RHP Franklin Perez to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
11/19/2018 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of Franklin Perez from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
09/15/2018 Lakeland Flying Tigers activated RHP Franklin Perez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/30/2018 Lakeland Flying Tigers placed RHP Franklin Perez on the 7-day disabled list.
07/10/2018 RHP Franklin Perez assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers from Erie SeaWolves.
06/25/2018 Erie SeaWolves sent RHP Franklin Perez on a rehab assignment to GCL Tigers East.
03/30/2018 Erie SeaWolves placed RHP Franklin Perez on the 7-day disabled list.
09/01/2017 RHP Franklin Perez assigned to Erie SeaWolves.
08/31/2017 Detroit Tigers traded RHP Justin Verlander, cash and Player To Be Named Later to Houston Astros for CF Daz Cameron, RHP Franklin Perez and C Jake Rogers.
07/12/2017 RHP Franklin Perez assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
09/21/2016 Quad Cities River Bandits activated RHP Franklin Perez from the 7-day disabled list.
08/27/2016 Quad Cities River Bandits placed RHP Franklin Perez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 25, 2016.
05/18/2016 RHP Franklin Perez assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from GCL Astros.
08/10/2015 RHP Franklin Perez assigned to GCL Astros from DSL Astros Orange.
05/29/2015 RHP Franklin Perez assigned to DSL Astros Orange.
07/02/2014 Houston Astros signed free agent RHP Franklin Perez to a minor league contract.