RYAN PEREZ BHP
|Ryan Perez - Hyannis Harbor Hawks|
Born: October 27, 1993
City: Hampshire, Illinois
High School: Westminster Christian, 2012
College: Judson University
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
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
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's Perez tosses perfect game - Daily Herald
Westminster Christian pitcher Ryan Perez was perfect Tuesday. Again.