Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ryan Perez - ambidextrous pitcher throws 90 mph


RYAN PEREZ    BHP   
Ryan Perez - Hyannis Harbor Hawks
BHP = Both Hand Pitcher (ambidextrous)


Born: October 27, 1993
City: Hampshire, Illinois

High School: Westminster Christian2012

Cape Cod League, 2014

Height/Weight: 6' 0", 180 lbs.
Bats: Switch hitter
Throws: Both, ambidextrous

Glove: Akadema 6-finger ambidextrous glove

Velocity: up to 94 MPH as LHP in college

In 2015, Perez threw 91 mph with both arms in a college game.

In high school Perez threw his fastball in the upper 80's with both arms for strikes. 
He touched 90 mph pitching in high school!

Pitches | mph:
FB 89; CH 80; CB 86; SL 78
(source: Perfect Game 2011)

Ryan Perez Stats - Westminster Christian Baseball
  Sr. year (2012)
  Jr. year (2011)

Judson Eagles Baseball

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An Ambidextrous pitcher wows Cape Cod Baseball League
by Eric Olsen | AP,  August 3, 2014


Ryan Perez might look back someday and say having Tommy John surgery on his right arm was the best thing that could have happened to his left.

That’s right, his left.

The 20-year-old from tiny Judson University in Illinois is one of baseball’s rare ambidextrous pitchers. He’s been all the rage in the prestigious Cape Cod League since he touched the low 90s on the radar gun — with both arms — in last week’s All-Star game.


The 6-foot, 190-pound Perez said he’s happy to pitch with either arm.
“But 90 right-handed is not special in the major leagues. Everyone throws 90,” he said. “As a lefty you can get away with it because it’s more a rarity.”


Listen to an interview with ambidextrous pitcher Ryan Perez
When Ryan Perez was 3-years-old his dad encouraged him to toss rocks into a pond with both arms. At the time of the interview, Perez was throwing 89 mph right-handed and 87 mph left-handed.

Westminster's Perez Picks His School - prep baseball report

Judson University landed a major coup when it received a commitment from the No. 12-ranked player in the Illinois, LHP/RHP Ryan Perez from Westminster Christian HS – marking the first time a top 20 player has picked an NAIA school in recent memory.
The 6-foot, 180-pound Perez is the rarest of talents: a pitcher who can throw equally well with either arm. From the right side, Perez has been up to 91 mph. From the left side, Perez’s fastball sits in the upper-80s to go along with a more advanced curveball.

Westminster's Ryan Perez set for one last playoff run - Courier-News

In 2012, Perez was recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Erik Jacobsen wrote:

Perez sustained the elbow injury last October while pitching at the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. He has maintained his status as one of the top pitchers in the state by continuing to throw with his left hand during the recovery process, and he could begin throwing off a mound with his right hand for the first time in a matter of weeks.

Perez has continued to post outstanding numbers this year despite only pitching from the left side. He owns a 7-1 record, a 0.95 ERA and a whopping 119 strikeouts compared to only 15 walks in 59 innings of work.


Westminster Christian pitcher Ryan Perez was perfect Tuesday. Again.

Perez, an ambidextrous pitcher throwing left-handed only this season while his right elbow heals from Tommy John surgery, tossed the third perfect game of his career in a Northeast Conference game against a young lineup from Alden-Hebron.




Ryan Perez became Westminster Christian’s all-time leader in career strikeouts last Wednesday.

One day later the ambidextrous standout took a big step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery when he played first base right-handed for the first time since undergoing the procedure on his right elbow in November.

Perez sustained the elbow injury last October while pitching at the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. He has maintained his status as one of the top pitchers in the state by continuing to throw with his left hand during the recovery process, and he could begin throwing off a mound with his right hand for the first time in a matter of weeks.

Perez, a rising senior from Westminster Christian High in Elgin, Ill.,who also played in the tournament back in 2009, worked eight innings during the series—four with each arm—and struck out 11 while yielding two runs on three hits and walking four in three appearances.
Perez, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, impressed more as a lefthander, showing a smoother arm path and longer stride, and usually throws as a southpaw more often in high school because he plays the left side of the infield with his right arm.
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Ryan Perez - Switch Pitcher, Judson University

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