Switch pitcher Perez signs with the Cleveland Indians!
Switch pitcher Ryan Perez of Judson University in Illinois was drafted in the 12th-round of #MLBDraft dld.bz/dGmvA
Perez can reach 93 mph with both arms. He uses an Akadema six-fingered ambidextrous glove that has two thumb slots.
In the first round of the draft, 3 LHP and 12 RHP were selected. Why not select a hard-throwing switch pitcher who was the MVP of the Cape Cod League?
As Pat Venditte enters for @Athletics for his @MLB debut ... Is this our next switch-pitcher? http://t.co/Pvb2NjMS1y pic.twitter.com/SVbXpG3uts— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) June 6, 2015
Switch-pitching Scrapper Perez makes pro debut
MLB Draft 2015: Cleveland Indians select ambidextrous pitcher Ryan Perez in 12th round
By Matt Lyons, Let's Go Tribe, 10 June 2015
Less than a week after switch pitcher Pat Venditte made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics, the Cleveland Indians have drafted their own ambidextrous hurler, Ryan Perez, with their 12th round pick of the draft. Similar to Vendittie, Perez is capable of switching his throwing arm in the middle of a game or an at-bat and pitching extremely well from both sides. Read More
Draft prospect Perez follows Venditte's path
Switch-pitcher may be picked next week after building reputation in Cape League
Perez, an ambidextrous pitcher from Judson University, in the Chicago suburbs, is expected to be selected within the first 10 rounds of next week's Draft.
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