Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ryan Perez - MLB Draft 2015

Switch pitcher Perez signs with the Cleveland Indians!


Switch pitcher Ryan Perez of Judson University in Illinois was drafted in the 12th-round of

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?

Switch-pitching Scrapper Perez makes pro debut

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Earlier this baseball season, Oakland’s Pat Venditte became just the second major-leaguer to pitch with both arms in a game.  The Indians hope that 12th round pick and current Scrapper Ryan Perez will follow suit someday as a switch-pitcher.
Perez tops out at 94 miles per hour from the left side, and 93 mph from the right.

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

By Phil Rogers / MLB.com

The trail has been blazed.
Pat Venditte, baseball's first truly ambidextrous Major League pitcher since Tony Mullane, who retired in 1894, joined the A's on Friday after eight seasons in the Minor Leagues and recorded two scoreless innings in Oakland's 4-2 loss in Boston.

The wait for the next pitcher of this kind might not be nearly as long -- not if Ryan Perez can help it.
"This sort of puts my name up there as well,'' Perez said of Venditte's promotion. "It's good for him and for me. I'm excited.''
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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Both-hander battles at Pre-Draft

By Jeff Dahn / perfectgame.com, 18 May 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – When Ryan Perez showed up at the Roger Dean Stadium Complex in Jupiter, Fla., in late October 2011 to pitch for the Chicago Scouts Association squad at the PG WWBA World Championship, he arrived as somewhat of a novelty.
Perez, who calls Hampshire, Ill., home and who was just a couple of months into his senior year at Westminster Christian High School, was listed in the event program as a BHP – a both-handed pitcher. The uninitiated may have indeed seen it as a novelty – maybe even a gimmick – but Perez was very serious about what he was doing.
“I’ll try to go as far with this as I can,” Perez told PG almost four years ago. “It gives a lot of the scouts an option. I can start or close both ways and do basically whatever they want.”
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Judson's Ryan Perez a prospect with either arm or both


Gene Chamberlain, Elgin Courier-News

The decision Juan Perez made so many years ago to have his son, Ryan, skip stones using both hands could pay off in the next few days.
Judson University pitcher Ryan Perez has gone from a curiosity in baseball scouts' eyes to a legitimate candidate for this week's major-league draft. The real question now is which team will take him, which round and whether the team is willing to let him continue throwing with both arms.
"He's the only known member of the 93-93 club," Juan Perez said. "He's topped out at 93 mph with both arms."


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