Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Switch pitcher Ryan Perez has a chance to dominate

 Chicago teen can switch hit and pitch

High school pitcher Ryan Perez is a southpaw and a righty, too. The Chicago-area junior can throw strikes with either arm. Major colleges are interested in him. But Ryan isn't sure what the fuss is about. He says he's been throwing with both arms of all of his life. 

He hopes to become the first switch pitcher in the major leagues in two decades. But Ryan isn't just a switch pitcher. He's also a switch hitter, with .418 average for Westminster Christian School in Elgin, Illinois. (Source: AP, May 2011)


2) Ryan Perez – P, Westminster Christian, 2012 
Switch pitcher that has a chance to dominate with both throwing arms. FB was 87-88 topping 91 right handed and sat 84 left handed topping out at 86. CH was straight, 79, RH while 76 with fade LH. RH breaking ball was tight with late break at 67. 

Ambidextrous pitcher Ryan Perez evaluated
by Tampa Bay Rays Minor League Pitching coordinator

Ryan Perez is a pitching coach’s dream prospect.
He throws a cutter, curveball, change-up and a fastball that tops out above 80 mph, and he is entering his sophomore year of high school at Westminster Christian in Elgin.
But what separates him from the other 15-year-old pitchers in the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series is his ability to throw those pitches with either arm, a rare switch-pitcher.

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