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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    With his defense and speed, he's probably a good bet to be at least a 5th OF in the majors -- and as a Cuban, we know how else he can help.
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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    It's not that he will have proven that he just isn't good enough. It's that the physical abilities which allow people to be good ballplayers start to decline earlier than many people think. The late 20's is the nexus of physical ability and skill/approach development. That's no different for a guy who's been playing elsewhere.

    If he can't get his skills to MLB caliber soon, his physical decline beginning in his late 20's will begin to offset any further gains he makes. I'm not saying he needs to reach his potential by 26 or 27. But he needs to be at a level where he can compete. If not, there will just be too much more ground to make up and not enough time to do it before he starts losing the athleticism.
    .....to be a full time starting stud I'm assuming you mean?
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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    It's not that he will have proven that he just isn't good enough. It's that the physical abilities which allow people to be good ballplayers start to decline earlier than many people think. The late 20's is the nexus of physical ability and skill/approach development. That's no different for a guy who's been playing elsewhere.

    If he can't get his skills to MLB caliber soon, his physical decline beginning in his late 20's will begin to offset any further gains he makes. I'm not saying he needs to reach his potential by 26 or 27. But he needs to be at a level where he can compete. If not, there will just be too much more ground to make up and not enough time to do it before he starts losing the athleticism.
    Which is why he only got $550K, instead of the $3.4mil he would have got when everyone thought he was 20.

    It's a good signing.
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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Article from the Reds website:

    Perez, 25, received a signing bonus worth around $550,000. The Reds were impressed by his work ethic and baseball instincts. He bats and throws left-handed and can play all three outfield spots, but he hasn't been compared to a current Major Leaguer.

    "We're not thinking he's going to be a Hall of Famer, but we think he's an addition to the organization, a left-handed hitter that hopefully down the road will be of value to the organization," said Tony Arias, the Reds' director of Latin American scouting.

    Once Perez receives his visa, he'll report to the club's player complex in Goodyear, Ariz., to get comfortable with U.S. baseball. The organization believes he's ready for Double-A because he's older, but will likely start him at the Class A level in either Dayton or Lynchburg.
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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    The Reds have made a lot of bad moves over the years...but one thing I commend them on is how active they have been with Latin players over the last few years. It's very impressive.

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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    When I heard that none of his 5 tools stand out I thought of Heisey.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    I think this guy is more of a cheap backfill for Dickerson. Likely makes his debut in 2011, he'll be under control and cheap through his prime while Dickerson becomes arb eligible and a non-tender candidate. Seems like a smart and cheap way to build a bench. Even if he ends up being no more than Dickerson II, its a good investment. If he's a bust, its not much more than a second rounder. The Reds waste more on guys like Cairo every year and if he becomes more than that its a good move.
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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    "We're not thinking he's going to be a Hall of Famer, but we think he's an addition to the organization, a left-handed hitter that hopefully down the road will be of value to the organization," said Tony Arias, the Reds' director of Latin American scouting.
    Kind of an odd thing to say.

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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Kind of an odd thing to say.
    I'm guessing when a guy is 25 you dont have to peach it up that much, since trading him probably isnt in the plan ever.

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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Felix Perez has been playing with the DSL Reds this week and is 10-for-21 with a double and 3 BB/2 K for a statline of .476/.542/.524 - 1.066 OPS.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=591977
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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Felix Perez has been playing with the DSL Reds this week and is 10-for-21 with a double and 3 BB/2 K for a statline of .476/.542/.524 - 1.066 OPS.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=591977
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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    I am going to be a Debbie Downer here, Perez is in his mid twenties playing against teenagers. He better have stats that look like Godzilla.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I am going to be a Debbie Downer here, Perez is in his mid twenties playing against teenagers. He better have stats that look like Godzilla.
    At the same time, he is facing pitchers who at times couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. He should be in the US soon.

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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    He's now raking at AA and slugging .932 at all 3 stops (DSL, A and AA). After Stubbs at bats tonight I say bring him up. Dickerson probably gets the call. Stubbs needs to go back and learn how to be a pro. hitter and use his skills. Striking out with his speed is unacceptable.

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    Re: Reds to sign Cuban OF Felix Perez

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    He's now raking at AA and slugging .932 at all 3 stops (DSL, A and AA). After Stubbs at bats tonight I say bring him up. Dickerson probably gets the call. Stubbs needs to go back and learn how to be a pro. hitter and use his skills. Striking out with his speed is unacceptable.
    Yeah, no. He's in a slump right now, a week ago he was OPSing above .750. He doesn't need to go to AAA.

    Him being fast has nothing to do with his hitting.


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