The Book on Martin Perez
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Martin Perez / LHP, TEX
57 | 3/4/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (6/19/2013): #137
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #95
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #55
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #105
Baseball America 2013: #81
Baseball Prospectus: #59
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
An undrafted free agent signing from Venezuela, teenage lefty Martin Perez was one of the Rangers' best-kept secrets until he blew away half the minor leagues in 2009. He's impressive, and slowly getting closer to MLB-ready. The wiry 22 year old stumbled a bit last season and looked iffy in his Arlington debut, but for most of his career hasn't failed to strike out a batter per inning. Thanks to the depth of the MLB club, Perez is most likely to start 2013 back in AAA and join the big club somewhere during the year His prime won't arrive until 2014 or so, however.
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News and Notes
3/4/2013 by KDaddy
Not this year: Texas lefty Martin Perez has a broken ulna bone in his throwing arm as a result of a line-drive he deflected in yesterday's game. Perez will miss the first two months of the season, leaving his 2013 in serious doubt. Perez was the favorite to step up into the fifth spot in the Texas rotation. Now, we're looking at a midseason callup to perhaps bolster the bullpen, and 2014 as his next real opportunity.