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Wenceel Perez

Wenceel Perez

SS | B/T: S/R | 5' 11" 195 | Age: 20
Azua, Dominican Republic
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 516 459 59 107 3 30 21 .233 .299 .314 .613
Career Minors 1025 916 126 250 6 83 50 .273 .337 .354 .691
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .233 3 30 21 .613
Career Minors .273 6 83 50 .691

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 DSL Tigers DSL ROK 61 258 226 31 71 8 1 0 22 27 21 16 6 1 .314 .387 .358 .745
2018 3 Teams Minors 57 251 231 36 72 12 3 3 31 19 34 13 5 0 .312 .363 .429 .791
2018 GCL Tigers West GCL ROK 20 93 81 20 31 7 0 2 14 12 14 2 1 0 .383 .462 .543 1.006
2018 Connecticut Tigers NYP A(Short) 21 87 82 8 20 2 0 1 8 5 12 7 3 0 .244 .287 .305 .592
2018 West Michigan Whitecaps MID A(Full) 16 71 68 8 21 3 3 0 9 2 8 4 1 0 .309 .324 .441 .765
2019 West Michigan Whitecaps MID A(Full) 124 516 459 59 107 16 6 3 30 45 87 21 13 0 .233 .299 .314 .613

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

Not every successful international signing has to be a seven-figure expenditure. If the early returns are any indication, Perez, who signed for $550,000 in July 2016 out of the Dominican Republic, will be one of those bargain finds. He showcased natural hitting ability during his pro debut in the Dominican Summer League and firmly put himself on the prospect radar in 2018, ascending three levels to finish the season as an 18-year-old in the Class A Midwest League.

With his plus bat speed, barrel control and a clean swing from both sides of the plate, Perez shows many of the attributes needed to hit for a high average. He covers the plate well, too, trusting his approach to let pitches travel deep and open up his use of the entire field. He projects for more gap power than true over-the-fence pop, but there's enough raw power and physical projection remaining to think he could produce double-digit homers in his prime.

Perez's loudest tool is plus speed that shows up in all facets of the game. He gets out of the box and down the line well and is aggressive on the basepaths, at times to a fault. Those wheels, along with his overall athleticism, translate well at shortstop, where he profiles as an above-average defender with the necessary hands, actions and arm strength to stick at the position long term. Perez's lack of power limits his ceiling, but the pieces are there for him to develop into a glove-first regular up the middle.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
02/26/2019 SS Wenceel Perez assigned to Detroit Tigers.
08/17/2018 SS Wenceel Perez assigned to West Michigan Whitecaps from Connecticut Tigers.
07/14/2018 SS Wenceel Perez assigned to Connecticut Tigers from GCL Tigers West.
06/18/2018 SS Wenceel Perez assigned to GCL Tigers West.
06/02/2017 SS Wenceel Perez assigned to DSL Tigers.
07/02/2016 Detroit Tigers signed free agent SS Wenceel Perez to a minor league contract.