First off, let’s see what Prospect Itch has said about Eury Perez previously, “Best mechanics I’ve seen from a pitcher in the 6’ 8” range. Might have the best mechanics I’ve seen from an 18-year-old (now 19), especially his ability to repeat his calm, controlled delivery. His fastball gets up above the mid-90’s already, and his changeup stops and drops like a splitter. It’s a nightmare pitch the Marlins have had success teaching a lot of their young arms (see Cabrera, Edward). His curveball is plus too, but it’s the fastball/cambio combo that gives him an inside lane on becoming the game’s top pitching prospect after Grayson Rodriguez graduates, and I want to punch Grey so bad.” All right, not cool. My one question to Itch would be about, “Best mechanics I’ve seen from a pitcher in the 6’ 8” range.” Ha, you see a lot of pitchers in that range? Randy Johnson, Chris Young, Jon Rauch and…uh…Marcus Stroman standing on a stepladder? We (I) talk a lot about Lab Babies, in regards to hitters, but a 19-year-old, six-foot, eight-inch pitcher? Is this real life or is this Vincent Adultman on the mound? It’s real life? Okay, I know you’re saying that, but I barely believe you. What if he has one more growth spurt? Can he pitch in Tampa or will his head hit the ceiling? Does MLB have a rule against putting a foul pole on the mound because I think that’s what we might have here. So, what can we expect from Eury Perez for 2023 fantasy baseball?
It’s cold in Tennessee, but Eury Pérez is HOT.
The Future #1 Pitching Prospect In Baseball™? strikes out the first EIGHT hitters! pic.twitter.com/q0R0uMVInM
— Pensacola Blue Wahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) September 29, 2022
Eury Perez doing Eury Perez things. Struck out 8 in 5 innings today. Walked 3, threw a lot of pitches. This dude is insanely talented. FB was up to 99 MPH per the broadcast. Enjoy. pic.twitter.com/eg17mrsuOS
— Trevor Hooth (@HoothTrevor) July 1, 2022
Eury Perez started in the Double-A game today vs the Mets. Faced a few MLB vets (McNeil, Nimmo, Cano, Escobar) sat 96-97 mph mixed in a CB (79-81), CHG (87-90), flashed slider at 87-89 mph. Struggled in the 2nd but finished strong – punched out McNeil & Escobar in 4th. #Marlins pic.twitter.com/mb6YUXc63x
— Geoff Pontes (@GeoffPontesBA) March 25, 2022
Hey, old friend, Geoff!
Eury Perez for 2023 fantasy baseball is going to come down to when Eury Perez debuts for the Marlins. Once he debuts, he’s going to be the top FAAB guy that week and he’s going to be a game-changer for all mixed leagues. People will start stashing Eury Perez as early as April is my guess. I reached out to Marlins people I know to get the best grasp on when Eury Perez would debut and I got a tentative June. Wanna know some numbers to make you drool a little? Okay, let’s do it: In 17 starts, he threw a 12.7 K/9 at Double-A. His command was at a 3 even, but he’s got 70-grade command, so, yeah, we could see a 12 K/9 and a 2.2 BB/9 in the majors. Ya know, just your standard run-of-the-mill ace. You can’t hit a 97 MPH fastball coming off a 87 MPH change and vice versa. It’s just not happening if my man’s tunneling, and, yeah, he could be a future Hall of Famer.
There’s at least a 50% chance we’re back here next year, as Eury Perez is only 19 years old. If he debuts at Triple-A this year, I could see him up by June. If he goes back to Double-A, and then goes to Triple-A, well, he only has so many bullets for this year to throw. They’re not going to let him throw 200 IP, or even 140. He was already shut down last year at one point with arm fatigue, and he only threw 77 IP, across two levels. What’s he going to throw this year, realistically, 110 IP? So, if the most optimistic MLB timetable has him getting 50 IP in the minors this year, he will have 60 IP left to throw in the majors. I’m so absolutely out-of-mind excited for him — I called him a future Hall of Famer! Ha! — but for 2023? I think we might need to chill. Of course, I will be grabbing him everywhere once he’s called up, but doubt I will draft him anywhere. For 2023, I’ll give Eury Perez projections of 3-4/3.79/1.12/68 in 53 IP.
Nobody in my league will talk baseball until February so I am glad to see that R B is up and running.
In my $260 12 team 5/5 roto league we can keep 5 players for only 2023.
I will keep J Rodriguez $12, Witt $19 and McClanahan $15 and will need two of following. I have ranked them in my order of preference and respectfully ask for your opinion –
O Cruz $10
F Freeman $3
Why wouldn’t you keep Freeman? He’s automatic then I guess Cruz
My mistake. Freeman is $35 not $3
Oh, Freeman’s 35? Okay, then Cruz and Gleyber but Adames is interesting
Happy Thanksgiving,Grey. You are appreciated. Looking at my keepers in a 12 team roto auction and have paid the price for 3 titles in 4 years. Thanks!
The league has a $300 draft budget. Can keep 8.
I have Riley,Strider and Chisholm at $10. Also,Devin Williams and Bautista at $10. Never excited keeping closers.
Others that are big maybes:
Aaron Nola at $29
Hunter Greene at $10
Seiya Suzuki at $6
Josh Jung at $10
William Contreras at $10
Any thoughts on guys you would consider in the 8. Thanks!
Oh,I forgot Tyler O’Neil and Ian Happ at $10. Eloy at $25. I could see a bounce back from Tyler. Thanks.
Oh seeing this now…I’d keep O’Neill and Happ
Happy Thanksgiving! Riley, Strider, Jazz, Bautista, Nola, Greene and flip a coin, I guess but prolly stop there
Assuming you don’t *have to* keep 8
Man, I love that you did a piece on Eury. Seems you’ve done several of my guys already. I have high hopes for Eury. I got him with the 12th pick in our dynasty draft last year. I really liked him then, but I don’t think I realized just how good he really was. He was still a little bit off the radar, too, I suppose. But man I’m glad to own him now. Future aces are hard to find! Those clips of him are really impressive, such a smooth, repeatable delivery. I don’t see any hitches in his approach.
I think you’re timetable is spot on. The Marlins are not going to be in a hurry with him. I could even see him starting at Double-A, and going most of the season at Triple-A with a late callup just for a few spot appearances. I kind of think they’ll want to preserve his rookie of the year candidacy for 2024.
On to my question now. Can we expect a piece on Elly De La Cruz? Or do you think he’s still too far away? Seems the Reds could call him up in June or wait to 2024 altogether.
Yeah, I expect something along those lines on Eury…He’s going to be a great one if he can stay healthy…Solid keeper!
No piece on Cruz this year, I think he’s too far away, hopefully I’m wrong
Happy Thanksgiving! If Bellinger goes to Colorado does he crack the top 100 next year?
Top 10! Kidding…prolly does crack 100, but barely…happy thanksgiving!
a. Love Eury. One could build a franchise around him, like me.
b. George Carlin quote of the day for November 24, 2022
‘[On his work appearing on the Internet] It’s a conflicted feeling. I’m really a populist, down in the very center of me. I like the power people can accrue for themselves, and I like the idea of user-generated content and taking power from the corporations. The other half of the conflict, though, is that, traditionally speaking, artists are protected from copyright infringement. Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about solving this issue. It’s someone else’s job.’
Las Vegas CityLife, August 9, 2007
Indeed! Carlin nailed it again…
You’re the Godfather of content. You should be paid at least double for all the copyright infringement!
Happy Thanksgiving Grey!!!
12 team OBP keeper:
7 dollar Seiya for 17 dollar muncy?
7 dollar Seiya for 6 dollar Gimenez?
7 dollar Pena for 6 dollar Gimenez?
29 dollar Cole for 6 dollar Gimenez?
Thanks in advance.
Happy thanksgiving! Seiya for Gimenez