Last year in AA he had 88 in 400 at-bats. I see a guy swinging at everything, and he's still striking out that's a bad combination.
I know that catchers can't hit, but Perez can't either. he's in fact worse than his peers (which is hard to imagine). I'm not saying he has to be Piazza at the plate, but it would be nice if he could project to hit even a little bit. I don't see one hitting skill with him that makes me excited.
So there are plenty of bad catchers. Perez can be one of those. Great. So the Reds have a guy that can be easily replaced at near minimum salaries and that comparable players are found for nothing. I don't see why people are excited about this.
Guys like Perez are not hard to replace. When you talk about catching prospects, I thought the goal would be to find a guy that could actually help the major league team. Finding guys that can compete with Sal Fasano and Chad Moeller is not something that I want to see in my catcing prospects.
I can see him having some career as a defensive minded back-up, but his hitting skills will prevent him from being anything more than that. And those guys are extremely easy to replace.
Now as to say that he can't hit... who knows how long the rib problem had been bothering him.... all I know, is that now that its not bothering him, he hit very well for a 23 year old catcher in limited time.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I think he deserves a chance? Is he going to Winter Ball?
Charlie Brown, do NOT try to kick the Miguel Perez football again. We know how that ends up.
He's still a pure hacker. That he hit for some power this year is only interesting in that someone ought to run chem tests on his bodily fluids.
Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
Make that a thing.
M2 I am not Charlie Brown so stop name calling. You are Boston leave Reds players alone.
Unless Ryan Hanigan is worse than Javier Valentin with the glove, I think he's got a great shot to be an average-or-better catcher in MLB. He consistently makes contact with the ball, and that's worth a lot, in my opinion. Craig Tatum supposedly plays good defense, but the questions have always been about his hitting. With that said, he arguably has a better track record than Miguel Perez.
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Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
With his reputation, you may be able to get him dirt cheap all things considered and find yourself with an above average starter. Considering the alternatives, it beats going with Ross for another year (this is assuming that we can dump his contract).
They may be able to get him dirt cheap, but 31 for a catcher is old.
You may get one more decent season out of him offensively but you get next to nothing defensively.
And in a season where we could very well see Bailey, Cueto and Maloney all see significant time, I'll pass on a catcher that doesn't bother to spend time with the pitchers.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.