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Friday, March 11, 2011

Scouting Report Oliver Perez 2011

Oliver Perez - #46
29 years old (30 in August)
10th Major League Season
6'3" 205 pounds
Bats L/Throws L

If you want to check out the 2010 scouting report where I was actually expecting something good out of Ollie P, click here. Here was my projected line for Perez last year. 160 innings, 13 wins, 4.40 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 150 Ks, 80 Walks. I was only off by 114 innings, 2.4 on ERA, and .71 on WHIP... (OOPS)
The Good: May be the most expensive left-handed specialist in the majors. Yes, that may be the best that the Mets can get out of Oliver Perez. He is going to make 12 million dollars this year if he pitches 150 innings, 40 innings, or if the Mets release him tomorrow. So why not see if he can get some batters out and be semi-useful. He held lefties to a .214 batting average last year, but he didn't discriminate and walked them equally as he does right-handed hitters.
The Bad/ugly: He's thrown 112 1/3 innings combined over the past 2 years. He walked 100 people in those 112 innings. 100. His ERA was over 6.8 each year, and his WHIP was 1.98 and 2.16. His once electric stuff is now 86-88 mph and his off-speed stuff is not sharp.
Role: "same ol' Ollie". We will see if he can focus and not walk lefties and compete versus Tankersley, O'Connor and Brydak for the LOOGY out of the 'pen.

My Projected Stats: 20 innings, 14 walks, and he gets his walking papers.

Next up: A-Rod (and K-Rod, even though he's still not on the 40-man roster), as well as Santana, Stinson and Young to finish up the pitchers this weekend.

Previous 2011 Scouting Reports:
Mike Pelfrey
Bobby Parnell
Jon Niese
Pat Misch
Jenrry Mejia
Dillon Gee
R.A. Dickey
D.J. Carrasco
Chris Capuano
Taylor Buchholz
Pedro Beato
Manuel Alvarez
Manny Acosta

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