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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
137.0 4.81 1.51 97 9 8 0 -0.1
Birth Date4-4-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age23 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.42012
1.02013
0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2012 TEX 21 12 6 38.0 26.0 12.0 1 4 0 0 2 0 177 47 26 23 3 72 15 14 2 25 5.45 4.10 4.23 4.1 0.4
2013 TEX 22 20 20 124.3 124.3 0.0 10 6 0 0 11 0 529 129 55 50 15 197 37 37 3 84 3.62 4.26 4.54 7.3 1.0
2014 TEX 23 8 8 51.3 51.3 0.0 4 3 0 0 3 1 207 50 25 25 3 75 19 18 1 35 4.38 3.72 4.43 4.1 0.4
Career4034213.7201.712.01513001619132261069821344716961444.134.104.4615.51.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 SPO A- 15 15 61.7 5.64 81 .287 .251 .345 .365 .261 .333 102 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2009 HIC A 22 14 93.7 4.20 103 .244 .254 .327 .363 .264 .317 99 12.4 1.3 12.4 1.3
2009 FRI AA 5 5 21.0 4.88 109 .286 .268 .347 .396 .249 .365 119 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2010 FRI AA 24 23 99.7 4.99 84 .292 .257 .333 .378 .262 .344 96 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2010 MAG Wnt 7 4 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .411 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 FRI AA 17 16 88.3 4.22 119 .233 .267 .341 .415 .257 .306 108 18.6 1.9 18.6 1.9
2011 ROU AAA 10 10 49.0 5.34 104 .286 .291 .360 .457 .272 .386 106 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9
2012 TEX MLB 12 6 38.0 4.23 105 .306 .252 .317 .411 .266 .333 101 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2012 ROU AAA 22 21 127.0 5.44 82 .265 .276 .337 .427 .267 .277 93 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2013 TEX MLB 20 20 124.3 4.54 95 .265 .256 .317 .403 .267 .292 101 7.0 0.8 7.3 1.0
2013 FRI AA 2 2 7.3 6.51 68 .333 .256 .330 .415 .264 .406 114 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 ROU AAA 6 6 36.0 3.26 125 .207 .269 .338 .423 .268 .280 91 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2014 TEX MLB 8 8 51.3 4.43 99 .246 .245 .310 .376 .255 .315 105 3.9 0.4 4.1 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2008 SPO A- 1 2 0 15 15 61.7 66 28 53 3 51% .333 9.6 4.1 0.4 7.7 1.52 3.65 2.9 0.3
2009 HIC A 5 5 1 22 14 93.7 82 33 105 3 53% .317 7.9 3.2 0.3 10.1 1.23 2.31 12.4 1.3
2009 FRI AA 1 3 0 5 5 21.0 29 5 14 2 50% .365 12.4 2.1 0.9 6.0 1.62 5.57 4.1 0.4
2010 FRI AA 5 8 0 24 23 99.7 117 50 101 12 50% .344 10.6 4.5 1.1 9.1 1.68 5.96 5.4 0.5
2010 MAG Wnt 1 3 0 7 4 18.0 23 11 16 0 0% .411 11.5 5.5 0.0 8.0 1.89 6.50 0.0 0.0
2011 ROU AAA 4 4 0 10 10 49.0 72 20 37 4 53% .386 13.2 3.7 0.7 6.8 1.88 6.43 9.0 0.9
2011 FRI AA 4 2 0 17 16 88.3 80 36 83 6 52% .306 8.2 3.7 0.6 8.5 1.31 3.16 18.6 1.9
2012 ROU AAA 7 6 0 22 21 127.0 122 56 69 10 52% .277 8.6 4.0 0.7 4.9 1.40 4.25 4.2 0.4
2012 TEX MLB 1 4 0 12 6 38.0 47 15 25 3 50% .333 11.1 3.6 0.7 5.9 1.63 5.45 4.1 0.4
2013 ROU AAA 5 1 0 6 6 36.0 29 8 28 1 59% .280 7.2 2.0 0.2 7.0 1.03 1.75 7.9 0.8
2013 FRI AA 0 1 0 2 2 7.3 14 2 2 1 52% .406 17.2 2.5 1.2 2.5 2.18 11.05 -0.3 -0.0
2013 TEX MLB 10 6 0 20 20 124.3 129 37 84 15 49% .292 9.3 2.7 1.1 6.1 1.34 3.62 7.3 1.0
2014 TEX MLB 4 3 0 8 8 51.3 50 19 35 3 53% .315 8.8 3.3 0.5 6.1 1.34 4.38 4.1 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 660 0.4682 0.4424 0.8493 0.6375 0.2707 0.9289 0.6842 0.1507
2013 1854 0.4790 0.4703 0.7901 0.6453 0.3095 0.8761 0.6254 0.2087
2014 771 0.4228 0.4319 0.8258 0.6074 0.3034 0.9293 0.6741 0.1712
Career32850.46360.45570.81040.63480.30030.89920.64860.1882

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-11 2014-09-29 60-DL 141 125 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-05-19 -
2013-03-22 2013-05-12 15-DL 51 36 Left Forearm Recovery From Fracture Ulna From Batted Ball - -
2013-03-04 2013-03-22 Camp 18 0 Left Forearm Fracture Ulna From Batted Ball - -
2010-08-07 2010-08-21 Minors 14 0 Low Back Strain -
2010-05-25 2010-06-13 Minors 19 0 Left Fingers Tear Fingernail -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TEX $2,450,000
2017 TEX $4,650,000
2016 TEX $3,150,000
2015 TEX $1,250,000
2014 TEX $1,000,000
2013 TEX $492,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$492,000
2011Current$1,000,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,492,000
4 yrFuture$11,500,000
7 yrTotal$12,992,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 38 dOL Baseball Group4 years/$12.5M (2014-17), options

Details
  • 4 years/$12.5M (2014-17), plus 2018-20 club options. Signed extension with Texas 11/7/13. $1M signing bonus. 14:$0.75M, 15:$1M, 16:$2.9M, 17:$4.4M. 18:$6M club option, $2.45M buyout. 19:$7.5M club option, $0.75M buyout. 20:$9M club option, $0.25M buyout.
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/18/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Contract purchased by Texas 11/18/11. Re-signed by Texas 2/27/12.
  • Signed by Texas 7/2/2007 as amateur free agent from Venezuela. $0.58M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 10.2 9.5 0 29 29 184.7 179 64 124 20 .277 1.32 4.04 4.39 15.0 1.5
80o 9.8 10.1 0 29 29 177.9 182 65 119 20 .288 1.39 4.41 4.79 7.5 0.8
70o 9.6 10.5 0 29 29 173.1 184 65 116 21 .296 1.44 4.68 5.09 2.1 0.2
60o 9.3 10.9 0 29 29 169.1 186 66 113 21 .302 1.49 4.91 5.34 -2.3 -0.2
50o 9.1 11.3 0 29 29 165.3 188 67 111 21 .309 1.54 5.13 5.58 -6.3 -0.6
40o 8.9 11.6 0 29 29 161.6 189 67 108 21 .315 1.58 5.36 5.82 -10.3 -1.1
30o 8.6 12.1 0 29 29 157.7 190 68 105 21 .322 1.64 5.60 6.09 -14.7 -1.5
20o 8.3 12.6 0 29 29 153.1 192 68 102 21 .330 1.70 5.89 6.4 -19.5 -2.0
10o 7.8 13.3 0 29 29 147.0 194 69 98 22 .341 1.78 6.29 6.84 -26.0 -2.7
Weighted Mean9.111.202929165.41876611121.3081.535.115.56-6.0-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
31% 58% 11% 29% 83%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201524790232313815449941748.3071.474.915.3410.13.26.11.1-0.2
2016258902525145163501071648.3171.474.655.0610.13.16.61.00.2
201726770202012012638891348.3031.374.234.609.52.96.71.00.8
201827660171710110833741248.3031.404.454.839.73.06.61.10.4
2019285501515889527621048.3041.394.484.869.82.86.41.00.3
2020295501414859327611048.3061.414.514.909.82.86.41.10.3
2021304501414828825591048.3061.384.464.859.72.86.51.10.3
202231450131378842355948.3041.384.434.819.72.76.41.00.3
202332440121271782150948.3041.394.484.879.82.66.31.10.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
11.97.210.711.38.74.651.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Brett Cecil 2010 4.53
2 88 Sean O'Sullivan 2011 8.02
3 87 Patrick Corbin 2013 3.50
4 86 Greg Reynolds 2009 0.00 DNP
5 85 Matt Harrison 2009 6.11
6 85 Homer Bailey 2009 4.84
7 84 Nick Adenhart 2010 0.00 DNP
8 84 Jaime Garcia 2010 3.53
9 84 Tommy Hunter 2010 3.87
10 83 Alex Sanabia 2012 0.00 DNP
11 83 Mike Pelfrey 2007 5.82
12 83 Nathan Eovaldi 2013 3.72
13 82 Vin Mazzaro 2010 5.15
14 82 Will Smith 2013 4.32
15 82 Brian Matusz 2010 4.51
16 82 Jon Niese 2010 5.03
17 82 Erasmo Ramirez 2013 5.47
18 82 Casey Kelly 2013 0.00 DNP
19 81 Rubby De La Rosa 2012 27.00
20 81 Sonny Gray 2013 3.09
21 81 Mike Montgomery 2013 0.00 DNP
22 80 Andy Oliver 2011 6.52
23 80 Chris Volstad 2010 4.83
24 80 Trey McNutt 2013 0.00 DNP
25 80 Allen Webster 2013 8.90
26 80 Jenrry Mejia 2013 2.96
27 80 Matt Garza 2007 4.77
28 80 Dana Eveland 2007 14.40
29 80 Jesse Litsch 2008 4.04
30 80 Chris Reed 2013 0.00 DNP
31 79 Henderson Alvarez 2013 3.68
32 79 James Simmons 2010 0.00 DNP
33 79 Justin Wilson 2011 0.00 DNP
34 79 Jeurys Familia 2013 4.22
35 79 Chris Tillman 2011 5.95
36 79 Lance Lynn 2010 0.00 DNP
37 79 Edwin Jackson 2007 6.48
38 79 Drew Pomeranz 2012 5.31
39 79 David Price 2009 5.05
40 79 Andrew Miller 2008 6.54
41 79 Trevor Rosenthal 2013 2.99
42 78 Jarrod Parker 2012 3.52
43 78 Wade Davis 2009 4.71
44 78 Drew Smyly 2012 4.35
45 78 Randall Delgado 2013 4.56
46 78 T.J. McFarland 2012 0.00 DNP
47 78 Brian Flynn 2013 8.50
48 77 Sean Gallagher 2009 7.32
49 77 Kyle Gibson 2011 0.00 DNP
50 77 Aaron Laffey 2008 5.00
51 77 Brett Anderson 2011 4.32
52 77 Jarred Cosart 2013 2.25
53 77 Trevor Bell 2010 5.16
54 77 Wily Peralta 2012 2.48
55 77 Matthew Andriese 2013 0.00 DNP
56 77 Dallas Beeler 2012 0.00 DNP
57 77 Brett Marshall 2013 4.50
58 77 Tim Alderson 2012 0.00 DNP
59 77 Derek Holland 2010 4.71
60 76 Kevin Mulvey 2008 0.00 DNP
61 76 Nick Maronde 2013 10.12
62 76 Liam Hendriks 2012 6.43
63 76 Danny Duffy 2012 4.23
64 76 Nick Barnese 2012 0.00 DNP
65 76 Chad Rogers 2013 0.00 DNP
66 76 Gregory Peavey 2012 0.00 DNP
67 76 Anthony Swarzak 2009 6.56
68 76 Brad Hand 2013 3.05
69 76 Robbie Ross 2012 2.77
70 76 Tommy Hanson 2010 3.82
71 76 Jordan Walden 2011 3.28
72 76 Scott Diamond 2010 0.00 DNP
73 76 Jon Lester 2007 4.71
74 76 Ryan Tucker 2010 0.00 DNP
75 75 Josh Johnson 2007 9.77
76 75 Nicholas Struck 2013 0.00 DNP
77 75 Zach McAllister 2011 8.15
78 75 Michael Bowden 2010 5.28
79 75 Vance Worley 2011 3.21
80 75 Tyler Chatwood 2013 3.56
81 75 Anthony Ortega 2009 10.66
82 75 Josh Lindblom 2010 0.00 DNP
83 75 Casey Crosby 2012 9.49
84 75 Shairon Martis 2010 0.00 DNP
85 75 Erik Johnson 2013 5.20
86 75 Chris Archer 2012 5.22
87 75 Chris Withrow 2012 0.00 DNP
88 75 Tyson Ross 2010 5.49
89 75 Felix Doubront 2011 6.10
90 75 Troy Patton 2009 0.00 DNP
91 75 Max Scherzer 2008 3.86
92 74 Dan Cortes 2010 5.06
93 74 D.J. Mitchell 2010 0.00 DNP
94 74 Bryan Shaw 2011 2.86
95 74 Adam Warren 2011 0.00 DNP
96 74 Matt Packer 2011 0.00 DNP
97 74 Travis Wood 2010 3.94
98 74 Justin Masterson 2008 3.16
99 74 Kyle Drabek 2011 6.18
100 74 Anthony Ranaudo 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .275 .343 .387 .278
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .321 .423 .261
18 Split (Multi) .005 .022 -.035 .018
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .282 .349 .410 .291
31 vs R (2013) .262 .312 .406 .249
38 Split (2013) .020 .037 .004 .043
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Perez is no stranger to the national prospect scene, having ranked in our top 101 each of the last four years. Unfortunately, he hasn’t taken significant steps forward since reaching Triple-A in 2011. Perez’s stuff remains excellent. His fastball tops out in the mid-90s and is complemented by a devastating low-80s changeup. He also features two promising, though inconsistent, breaking balls. Despite that, his strikeout rate dropped off significantly last season, along with his ceiling. Once thought to be a potential front-end rotation arm, he’s now considered more of a third starter. He scuffled in limited big-league action but showed enough to keep the Rangers front office optimistic. Although Perez may not break camp with the team, he should see action at some point.
2012 A fixture on the national prospect scene since 2008, Venezuelan southpaw Martin Perez scuffled a bit in 2011, but the developmental hurdles at the present will lead to developmental progress going forward. With a fluid and repeatable delivery, Perez brings an above-average pitch assortment to the mound, including a 91-96 mph fastball with some arm-side run, a knee-buckling spike curve, and a changeup that some project to be a 70 grade pitch at maturity. Only 20, Perez is still years ahead of the curve, so allowing him time to fail and adjust at Triple-A will be worth the extra patience. At the top of his developmental arc, Perez profiles as number-two starter on a championship level team. He should get a taste of the major leagues at some point in 2012.
2011 As the 19-year-old southpaw Perez started the 2010 season in Double-A, he was dubbed a top-tier talent and one of the best left-handers in the minors by most prognosticators. When the season ended, the Venezuelan was still considered a top prospect, but his stock had fallen, and many of the same people who spoke of his greatness last spring are now singing a different tune. Development takes time, and Perez was still a teenager when he made those starts for the Frisco Roughriders. Despite his inconsistent command, his raw stuff was still good enough to miss over a bat per inning, and his makeup is off the charts. His arsenal is special: a fastball that sits comfortably at 92-96 with arm-side run, a plus curveball that is a true swing-and-miss offering, and a changeup with good deception and fade (a pitch that some scouts project higher than the curve). Perez will look to put it all together in 2011, and has a good chance to enjoy a major-league cup of coffee at the age of 20.
2010 The best arm in the farm system now that Feliz is a big leaguer, Perez was pushed to Double-A as an 18-year-old, where he held his own, because everything about his game is well beyond his years. Beyond the 91-94 mph fastball that can get up to 96, Perez already has two plus secondary offerings in his curve and changeup, while his command and control is already advanced. He might be back in Double-A as a teenager in 2010, but he should be in the big leagues before he turns 21; most scouts project true stardom. The only real knock against him is his size, but with this kind of stuff and performance, scouts and observers alike just don't give a damn.
2009 One of many talented teenage Latin American arms in the system, Martin Perez has excellent mechanics, and his fastball and curve already rate as plus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)I know this is not a prospect question but how do you explain Julio Teheran's relative dominance this year as opposed to the depressed scouting reports he was getting on the way up.
(Keji from Chicago)
Depressed is probably an overstatement. I think a lot of people suffered from prospect fatigue with Teheran. You probably remember seeing a lot of "ace" reports from the low minors. Then, he floundered a bit and didn't absolutely dominate like it was expected. Similar career path to Martin Perez in that regard. He's dominant because he's really freaking good. The slider is borderline unhittable this year, and I also really like the change. He may not be an "ace", but is a top of the rotation arm. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)does Martin Perez's mechanics look any better this year? whats his outlook for this year/future?
(Jake from Dallas)
He does look better, with marked improvements to both his balance and posture. He joins Bauer as part of a cadre of young arms that have made big improvements to their balance (both lateral and vertical) and posture at release point since 2013, a list that includes Yordano Ventura and Tyler Skaggs. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these in 14 tm fantasy: Jordan lyles, Robbie Erin, and James Paxton, or even Martin Perez(obviously have to wait for him to recover)?
(Victor from Dumfries)
Erlin, Paxton, Lyles and Perez... Perez has to be last with the TJ Surgery (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)To expand on the Meija question, who would you rather have between Martin Perez and Meija going forward?
(Colin from IL)
Oooh, that's close bc I really like Perez. I'd prefer more Ks, but I can't argue with the success. Mejia's upside is high because of said Ks, but I think Perez is the safer bet. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Martin Perez. Doesn't seem like he'll ever be the top of the rotation arm many thought he would be, but seems to have settled in as decent mid-rotation guy. any projection left or is this who he is?
(Jack from Mass.)
Still lots of projection left for him. He made some great improvements to his mechanics last season, and still has room for growth in the departments where he made gains (especially balance). The timing and repetition is the biggest dent in his armor, and those elements tend to get better as a pitcher progresses - the kid just turned 23 years old. Love the repertoire, so once he learns to repeat his timing (which should come with better balance) and find a consistent release point, then he will be able to take full advantage of his 4-pitch mix. He's just getting started.

On the jukebox: The Doors, "Soul Kitchen" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Martin Perez impressed me quite a bit with his last start, albeit against a less than impressive Phillies lineup. Do you think he can improve on his below average K-rate from last year?
(Stella from Kingham MS)
I do. His changeup is a true swing and miss pitch and sometimes breaking balls take time to develop - look at Julio Teheran and Kevin Gausman. He's still young, he was just good enough that he has to develop at the major league level. He's probably never an elite bat-misser but I love his fastball from the left side. I'm a fan. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Bret, besides Joe Mauer -- who is ending up on your team a lot this season? cheers, k
(Kurt from Tacoma)
Alex Gordon always winds up on a bunch of my teams. Same with Albert Pujols. Then in the later rounds, Martin Perez, Dustin Ackley and Derek Norris (where applicable). (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like best both short-term and long-term of Martin Perez, Wily Peralta, and Tyler Skaggs?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I like all three long-term, but I'd rank them Skaggs, Perez, Peralta. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)It pains me to have to ask, but can you please rank Eovaldi, Hutchison, Taylor Jordan and Martin Perez?
(Ken from LA)
Assuming they all start the season in the rotation: Perez, Jordan, Eovaldi, Hutchison. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like best as a potential late-rd lottery ticket- Martin Perez, Trevor Bauer, Brett Anderson, or Eraser (keeper lg)?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Perez or Eraser. Perez doesn't get much love, but I'm a fan! (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Based on what you saw as a prospect, do you think Martin Perez take another step forward in the bigs?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
His pure ability was always a little better than the performance that went with it. He's always looked like he should be great but in reality was just good (which is fine, by the way). He's still just 22 though so sure, there's always another possible step left to take. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have for this season, Martin Perez or Xander Bogaerts?
(PrestonH from Dallas )
Xander, but I skew towards MIFers who show any type of offensive promise. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What SPs do you like to break-out in 2014?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Hmm. Just spit-balling, but I'll go with Corey Luebke, Felix Doubront, Martin Perez, Jacob Turner, Zach Lee and Ricky Nolasco as some guys who will outperform their draft slots. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Would you give up Martin Perez and Jurickson for me?
(Chris Sale from Chiraq)
No chance. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are expectations so low for Jarrod Parker in Oak and Martin Perez in Tex?
(Matt from Jackson, Mi)
Parker just doesn't have the stuff to miss bats and get himseld out of jams. I think he's going to be a nice rotation piece that is extremely useful, so I'm not sure I would say those are low expectations. As for Perez, the inconsistency that has plagued him his entire career is a genuine concern, but I still think he finds a way to be a quality guy, and possibly a mid-rotation piece. (Mark Anderson)
2013-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Martin Perez never had the stats in the minor leagues to show he was ever going to make it in the majors, but last season he performed well in his first year proving all the "makeup" scouts raved about. Can he continue to get better, is this what we can expect from him, or was last year a fluke?
(Mlbeastmode from St. Louis)
Never underestimate a young pitcher's ability to improve, but never bank on it either. I was skeptical of Perez heading into last season, but he made the necessary adjustments to his delivery that allowed his stuff to also take a step forward in terms of effectiveness. The stats never really matched the raw, but he had mechanical barriers to his success that Perez overcame last season. So I wouldn't call last year a fluke, and he may just keep getting better. On the other hand, pitchers go through a natural deterioration of velocity over time, and he will need to keep making adjustments in order to find sustained success. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jason. Who has higher upside between Martin Perez and Henry Owens?
(James Harden from Houston)
Martin Perez, without a doubt, in my eyes. Better command profile with better stuff. (Jason Cole)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chances any of Texas's J2 class this year play Stateside in 2014? Have you witnessed Diplan yourself? When is his arrival?
(Hightower from Texas)
I haven't seen any of them yet but imagine the high-priced ones are likely to be at instructs later this month, so I should be able to put an eye to them then. I'll be able to answer your question more accurately after my visit to instructs, but I think it's always somewhat likely that the high priced guys will start out in the AZL. Not always true – sometimes it's DSL and in the rare cases of Martin Perez, Rougned Odor, and Jurickson Profar it was Spokane – but it's generally AZL. (Jason Cole)
2013-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Martin Perez? He seems to have above average stuff, including mid-90s heat from the left side, but the results (mainly the Ks) seem to lag behind.
(The Dude from Office)
Perez has really improved his delivery over the past year, and he certainly has the raw stuff to miss more bats. Given his age and profile, I am optimistic that he can take another step forward, but his improvements in functional strength/balance/etc were necessary for him to make that leap. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much fun has it been for you seeing the steps forward Martin Perez has taken this year since you've covered him since he signed?
(Tex2045 from Augusta, Georgia)
Lots of fun. It's never been an issue of not caring. In fact, it's been the opposite. Perez often had a tendency to overthrow in the past, which would cause him to fly open in his delivery and led to side-to-side misses. Round Rock pitching coach Brad Holman told me that they simply had Perez take a deep breath between big pitches, and that helped him slow the game down and relax. As a result, everything worked a lot better. Funny how simple things can be, sometimes. Either way, he's looking like at least a no. 3 starter. The stuff is taking a slight step forward, the command has mostly been strong, and he's looking more and more confident with each start. If the Rangers reach the postseason, he may have to be one of the four starters, given this week's news on Matt Harrison and Colby Lewis. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What doez the futur hold for Martin Perez? He seems good.
(Frank from Arlington)
He's good. COuld be a solid number three type that flashes more promise but fails to achieve the consistency of a frontline arm. (Jason Parks)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Regarding your post in the comments, what is Martin Perez doing differently now to warrant being hypothetically ranked in the 40s?
(Mario66 from Pittsburgh)
In the minors, he was once again shoving it like he did this ST before the injury. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tell people the truth you like your time in the northeast better than Texas.
(Zach Mortimer from New Jersey)
I saw Gray and Appel here during the amateur season (along with a number of other high picks), saw Wisler and Foltynewicz in San Antonio two and three days ago, and Martin Perez last night in Round Rock. I'm pretty happy with the amount of talent I see in this state! (Jason Cole)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How did Martin Perez look last night?
(Mario66 from Toronto)
Honestly it may have been the best I've ever seen him. He gave up some hits, but they were literally all bloopers/bleeders. Stayed within his delivery and commanded his fastball down in the zone, sitting 92-94 and getting 95-96 whenever he needed. Changeup was good, curveball was the sharpest I've seen it in a couple years, and he mixed in quite a few sliders as a fourth pitch. For me, he's a better rotation option than Justin Grimm and Josh Lindblom right now. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Perez, how do you think he has progressed mentally? It seems to me like he still suffers from the same problem as he did when he first started scuffling a bit in the minors. He kind of goes into the tank when he makes a mistake to a hitter.
(Lamp from Dallas)
Martin Perez: he absolutely progressed mentally last season, and it seems like he is continuing to progress mentally this year. That has been the only thing keeping him from reaching his ceiling, really.

I talked to Round Rock pitching coach Brad Holman after last night's game. He said the key is keeping Perez from throwing "emotional pitches," where he starts to overthrow and pulls himself off-line in his delivery, which leads to bad side-to-side misses. He's doing a much better job of staying within his mechanics right now, even when he's having to battle. Not a finished product there yet but it is certainly better. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Over/under 11.5 on Martin Perez's games started for the Rangers this year?
(BJBauer from Oakland)
Under, but I hope I'm wrong since I'm stashing him in a number of deeper leagues. Still a fan long term. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)When teams designate legends as special assistants (take the Rangers with Greg Maddux, Tony Fernandez, and Pudge Rodriguez) do you think it's more on the basis of projecting their ability to instruct, or for their value in giving prospects someone to look up to and strive to emulate?
(Or from Denton)
I think it can have several benefits. Obviously, giving a young prospect the opportunity to stand on the same field and receive instruction from a giant at that position carries a lot of weight. I've seen Alfaro around Pudge; Sardinas around Fernandez; Martin Perez around Greg Maddux. It means something to the kids. The other major positive is that these guys are also good teachers. That's not true of every former player or every special assistant, but the ones I just mentioned know how to listen and they know how to express themselves without getting overly didactic or alienating non-hall of fame level talent. I cant stress how great this is for the players. They might be on the field, but at heart they are just fans of the game as well, and when Greg Maddux gives you pointers about a grip or a few thoughts about a release, you listen and you love every minute of it. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Adam Eaton and Martin Perez injured, can the D-backs and Rangers send them down and place them on a minor league DL (while preventing service time), or because they were injured with the major league teams do they need to remain on the MLB DL?
(D from New York)
Major League DL, I believe. The example I have from covering the Astros is that when Sergio Escalona got injured in spring training last year and had to have Tommy John surgery, he ended up with a full year of service time and big league pay. (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Paul, love the book (and want the Relief Pitcher Guide next)! Is there any precedent for pitchers like Martin Perez and Henderson Alvarez -- high-end stuff, low-end strikeouts -- pulling it together to become stars, or does the track-record of not missing bats promise a low ceiling?
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
Thanks. I'm not sure those two are the same as Alvarez never really fanned guys whereas Perez has. My guess is there are tons of guys like that through history. I'm struggling to come up with some off-hand, but I doubt it's terribly uncommon. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best career value: Felix Doubront, Martin Perez, or Kyle Gibson?
(Tom from GA)
Very tough. I'll say Gibson, but man that is difficult. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a Martin Perez guy?
(Justin from OK)
Sure. He's an attractive guy. Did he mention me? Did he ask you to talk to me? Don't hold anything back. What did he say? (Jason Parks)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm within 1 of multiple people in the HR and Win categories in a league. No one can catch me in the "conflicting" categories, like AVG or Hitter's strikeouts or Losses (which we have). Could you name 1 hitter and 1 pitcher you think most likely to hit a homer or win a game?
(SimplyFalco from Amherst)
Jonny Gomes is widely available, and if you have daily transactions, you'll get him against Martin Perez tonight. Wei-Yin Chen has pitched well against the Rays, is widely available, and pitches tonight, so he's a guy I'd gamble on. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Martin Perez ever puts it together how good can he be?
(Aaron from Dallas)
I'm not a prospect expert; I rely upon the work of and discussions with folks such as Kevin Goldstein, Jason Parks, Keith Law and the Baseball America team to get a sense of what a prospect can do now and what he may become eventually. The consensus appears to be along the lines of a number three starter with a chance to be a number two. That's a bit shy of what people thought a couple of years ago, but it would hardly be a shame, as even third starters don't grow on trees. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just wondering about Martin Perez and where you think his ceiling might be given the contrast between his tools and that the numbers never seem to back them up. Seems to be turning into Casey Kelly.
(Eric from Minneapolis, MN)
Well, he just turned 21 and is at least holding his own at AAA. I still trust the scouting reports more than the numbers in his case. With his stuff, his ceiling is still sky-high. (Ken Funck)
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Rangers top prospect Martin Perez recently asked Yu Darvish how he fared in his first intra-squad scrimmage. Darvish told him he pitched "OK" and then instructed his translator to ask Perez how old he was. Informed that Perez was 20, Darvish responded, "Tell him I already had a Cy Young by then." ------------- So, that Darvish guy has confidence, what about Martin Perez? What should we expect out of the Venezuelean this year and beyond?
(Dan from Colorado)
For me, the biggest issue for Perez is just finding more consistency. When he's on, he's REALLY on, but as Kevin Goldstein mentioned in his writeup of the Rangers system, his velocity goes in and out, and that gets him frustrated. I think he'd benefit from another full year in the minors, both from a consistency standpoint and to learn how to keep his emotions from getting the best of him on days when he doesn't have his best stuff. If he can do that, I could see him either as an elite reliever or No. 2 starter down the road. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think has the best group of young (25 & under) starting pitchers including prospects: ATL (Beachy, Minor, Hanson, Teheran, Delgado, Vizcaino, Spruill, etc.), TB (Moore, Price, Hellickson, Davis, Torres, Colome, Archer, Cobb, etc.), or TEX (Darvish, Holland, Harrison, Feliz, Neil Ramirez, Martin Perez, Robbie Ross, Cody Buckel, etc.)? Thanks.
(Kristen W. from Canada)
I'd take the Rays, given that they have the defending AL RoY and the guy who could win it this year, but Kevin Goldstein may disagree. That's no knock on the Rangers or Braves either... all three of these teams are in enviable positions in this regard. (Cory Schwartz)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is this the year that Martin Perez's prospect status needs to stop being rather heavily dependent on age-relative-to-league, or does he still have a few more years to be inconsistent on a start-to-start basis and put up (at times) mediocre results? In other words, how much of a hit will his ranking take if he puts up AAA stats this year similar to his 2011 AAA stats?
(Mario66 from Milwaukee)
I think it will take a signficant hit. I like Perez quite a bit, but it's time to perform. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aren't Manny Banuelos and Martin Perez essentially the same prospect?
(Taylor from Amarillo)
They are similar but not the same. I'd take Perez over Banuelos because I think his stuff has a little more bite to it. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, Has your opinion of Martin Perez changed at all coming into this year? Everything I read suggests he has the potential to become a true ace but he has continued to struggle in the minors, although he is still very young. Do you see him reaching his ceiling and do you see him pitching in Texas this season?
(bateman19 from Boston, MA)
He doesn't have the potential to be a true ace, but he could develop into a solid #2/3 type on a very good team. He was never going to be an ace. People jump the gun on that stuff all the time. Struggles can be a good thing, as it forces the pitcher to adjust in order to survive and flourish. Perez has a good chance of reaching a respectable ceiling as a big league starter, but he's not going to be an ace. (Jason Parks)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me a best case comp. for Martin Perez. Can he still be a big k, relatively healthy rotation anchor?
(SenatorsGuy from Mantana)
I don't like to force comps. Perez could be a very good number two starter on a championship level team if he hits his projections. Not everybody believes that, though. He is still very young, and he has the delivery and arsenal to pitch at a high level in the big leagues. Rotation anchor? Probably not. Big K? Probably not. Good starter at the very least? Probably. (Jason Parks)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Neil Ramirez start a game for the 2012 Rangers? Does Martin Perez?
(Or from Dallas)
Both will start at some point in '12. Unless one of them is traded in the off-season, which I wouldn't rule out. (Jason Parks)
2011-09-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Both small in stature, large in talent. Who do you like more? Martin Perez pitching at the Ballpark in Arlington or Robbie Erlin pitching at Petco?
(Trey from Frisco TX)
Perez is probably still the better pitcher, though his prospect luster is a little less, well, lustrous these days than it has been in the past. From an un-park-adjusted perspective, though (read: fantasy), I like Erlin better. A talented flyball guy pitching in the park that made Aaron Harang fantasy-relevant again? Yes, please. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances that Texas calls up Martin Perez to pitch out of the bullpen for the stretch run (esp. if they can't land another arm before the deadline)? Is that a stupid thing to do with a prized SP prospect, or a good way to get him ML experience w/ out torching his arm late in the year?
(MJ from Madison, Wis.)
Well, they did it with Neftali Feliz in '09. Jon Daniels has talked before about the "old school" nature of getting young pitchers feet wet in the bullpen. It's not far fetched at all, but I think they'll get an arm or two for the pen.

BTW, if they could get an impact starter, I wonder if they'd include Perez in a deal. They've said they won't move him for a reliever, but I would have to think that if a Jimenez (who I doubt gets moved, but Troy Renck still leaves chances at 20%) is available, they'd be willing to part with him. (Mike Ferrin)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reports on Martin Perez? Numbers look good.
(conway from tennessee)
Stuff is certainly there, as he was up to 97 the other night. He's had one great start, and one so-so start, so we still need more consistency. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)I have these prospects in my 12 team 40 player dynasty league...Do I have to wait long for these guys? What is the progression on Martin Perez, A Hechavarria and W Flores? Thanks
(Matt from philly)
I'm punting this one to Kevin Goldstein, this is his area of expertise, not mine! (Cory Schwartz)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)John Lamb or Martin Perez?
(Mark from Belleville)
A. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Marc, great timing! From the Greinke rumors it appears that Anthopolous is reluctant to give up two out of Drabek, Lawrie and Snider and rolling the dice that Texas doesn't sweeten their offer and include both Profar and Martin Perez. Will the Yankees and Cliff Lee ultimately decide this and how do you see it playing out?
(chewbalka from Canada)
That last point sounds important. The Blue Jays are aware that it's an arms race in the AL East, and that talent has to be acquired through means other than free agency in order to keep the pace. If the Yankees get Cliff Lee and help to fix their thin rotation, then the Blue Jays need to respond, and will probably relent on giving up two of those players considering Texas will also need a replacement for Lee at that point. (Marc Normandin)
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your current thoughts on Martin Perez? Stock down, or unchanged? (I'm assuming definitely not up...)
(Chris from MO)
Down, but not as much as his numbers might suggest. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)While I still think he's one of the best prospects in the game, it's pretty clear that Martin Perez hasn't yet made the adjustments needed to get AA hitters out. No crime, of course, given his youth. I think the process of learning to harness stuff as a kid moves up the levels would make for a great article, though, when you have free time...
(Mike from Paris, Texas)
I really like this idea, maybe even as just a piece on Perez' season itself. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Ryan Doumit of Zach Duke bring any kind of return worth getting excited about? Could both get Martin Perez?
(Joe from Altoona)
Zach Duke is the type of guy I see as maybe 4th or 5th prize for an acquiring team. He doesn't have too solid of an established track record to make anyone excited, and most teams have a viable 4th or 5th starter with equal potential or upside. Doumit is interesting, but I cannot see the Rangers giving anything remotely valuable up for him. I don't think Duke+Doumit gets Perez. (Eric Seidman)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)What had been Martin Perez's downfall so far this year? Age? Stuff? Command?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
Far more command than anything else. I wouldn't worry about it too much . . . yet. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)other than smoak and scheppers, are there any other rangers prospects you think could have an impact this year?
(tweedly from tx)
Impact? Probably not. I still think a Martin Perez sighting in Texas as a teenager isn't completely out of the question. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Similar to the past two requests, who should I be excited to see for the Roughriders other than Martin Perez and Scheppers?
(tweedly from tx)
Not a stacked roster by any means. Kasey Kiker is still worth a look of course, but that's going to be a weak, weak lineup. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-03-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Martin Perez accelerated his timetable so much that there's a reasonable chance he sees the big leagues this year? Or are the Rangers going to slow him down now and get him a full year at the upper levels?
(Jonathan from New York)
I've been told by people who now that Perez has every opportunity to earn a September look. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pairing represents the silliest comp in the prospect hype machine from the last 12 months? A) Martin Perez & Johan Santana, B) Dee Gordon & Jose Reyes, C) Smoak & Teixiera, and D) Starlin & Hanley? Which is most realistic? I know you like to avoid comps yourself, but do see any now that just seem realistic (likely not my list of outlandish ones)? Thank you.
(Randy from Camden County)
I'm going of the board and picking the Dom Brown (Phillies) = Darryl Strawberry one. Easily the laziest of the current comps. Yes, he's LH, African-American, tall and lanky, but that's about it. Go look at what Daryl did at the same age as Brown. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)How large is the difference in ceilings between Manuel Banuelos and Martin Perez?
(Kyle from Austin, TX)
It's pretty sizeable, and I like Banuelos. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)RE: Joba Rules and Arlington, there hasn't been a more babied pitcher in baseball than Martin Perez.
(fjm(anuel) from NY)
Good point -- and bully for the Rangers' development staff. But let's see what happens in the heat of a pennant race. I'm hoping, for Neftali's sake, that caution flags will continue to fly for a few more laps. As a Cubs fan I've looked into the abyss, and had Dusty look back at me. (Ken Funck)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are Martin Perez's 2 poor outings at AA a result of nerves, better competition, him being exposed, a bit of everything, or merely a blip on the screen and domination will soon begin?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
I don't know about the nerves, but it was a tall order to begin with. I don't expect him to dominate Double-A hitters -- that would just be expecting too much. Just holding his own there would be an accomplishment. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Martin Perez have enough helium to be a top 10 prospect in baseball by years end?
(Will from Dallas)
Top 10? Absolutely not. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Martin Perez has thrown 3,471 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph), Slider (85mph) and Curve (77mph).