However, out of all the phenomenal performances we have seen up to this point, none have arguably been better than what we saw on Saturday night from young right-hander Eury Perez.
Miami Marlins prospect Eury Perez was dominant on Saturday night.
Perez, the Marlins No. 22 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, took the mound on Saturday night for the Low-A Jupiter Hammerheads, and was simply outstanding going 4.2 innings pitched allowing no earned runs on no hits, three walks, and a career-high 11 strikeouts to lower his 2021 season ERA to 1.71.
Entering play on Saturday night with a 1.88 ERA, the 18-year-old has had a phenomenal first professional season quickly emerging as one of the Marlins top overall pitching prospects. Along with the impressive 1.88 ERA entering play on Saturday, Perez also sported a 0.979 WHIP through 40 innings pitched with 17 walks and 66 strikeouts.
As mentioned previously, Perez is quickly emerging as one of the Marlins top pitching prospects, and you don’t have to look far to see why. While stats such as his sub-2.00 ERA and 12+ K/9 are certainly eye-popping, the young right-handers talent alone stands out among other top arms in the Miami system.
Standing at 6’8, Perez displays an impressive three-pitch mix that is lead by a fastball that consistently sits in the upper-90’s. Along with an above-average curveball and changeup, Perez can command each well, and has shown an ability during his first professional season to strike batters out.
Originally signed out of the Dominican Republic in July of 2019, Perez is still about two-to-three years away from potentially factoring into Miami’s big league plans. However, if the young right-hander continues to pitch the way he currently is, Perez will soon find himself in either High-A Beloit or Double-A Pensacola in the very near future.
Still only 18-years-old, it appears very early-on that the Marlins have something special in Perez. With plenty of time going forward to continue developing, the young right-hander is already one of the most must-see players in the Miami Marlins organization, and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.