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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 65: Carlos Perez

This strong-armed catcher is moving steadily up the ladder

Arm, good: Defense, work in progress. Bunting? We’ll see.
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Carlos Perez
160 pounds
Bats: Right
Age: 22
SSS rank among all catchers in the system: 5

Aside from perhaps Perez’s 2015 season with the DSL White Sox, he enjoyed his best season in 2018 with Kannapolis. He hit .290/.298/.395 for the Intimidators, with three homers, 32 RBIs, four walks and 31 strikeouts over 276 at-bats. To be sure, Perez doesn’t accept the free pass easily, but he doesn’t strike out much either — just 55 times in 763 career minor league at-bats.

Perez is considered a decent defensive catcher. The bad news is he allowed 13 passed balls in 2018, but the good is him gunning down 36% of attempted basestealers (23-of-64). Perez is almost surely heavier than the 160 pounds he’s officially listed at.

Perez was promoted to Winston-Salem to start 2019, and has gotten off to a nice start: .745 OPS through four games.

2019 South Side Sox Top 100 Prospects

65. Carlos Perez, C
66. Trey Michalczewski, 3B
67. Taylor Varnell, LHSP
68. John Parke, LHSP
69. Mike Morrison, RHRP
70. Zach Remillard, 3B
71. Luis Martinez, RHSP
72. Zach Lewis, RHSP
73. José Nin, RHRP
74. Colton Turner, LHSP
75. Jhoandro Alfonso, C
76. Ramon Beltre, 2B
77. Charlie Tilson, CF
78. Hunter Kiel, RHRP
79. Jason Bilous, RHSP
80. Nick Johnson, RHRP
81. Danny Dopico, RHRP
82. Harvin Mendoza, 1B
83. Logan Sowers, RF
84. Maiker Feliz, 3B
85. Brayan Herrera, RHSP
86. Craig Dedelow, LF
87. Wilber Pérez, RHSP
88. Kyle Kubat, LHRP
89. Johan Dominguez, RHRP
90. Mitch Roman, 2B
91. Ty Greene, C
92. Tanner Banks, LHSP
93. Jake Elliott, RHRP
94. Kevin Escorcia, LHRP
95. Luis Rodriguez, RHSP
96. Ian Dawkins, LF
97. Victor Diaz, RHRP
98. Travis Moniot, LF
99. Will Kincanon, RHRP
100. Brian Clark, LHRP

More information on South Side Top Prospects.