‘100 Miles at 203 Centimeters’ Young Gun, the youngest living express, flies again

The youngest player in baseball, Yuli Perez (20, Miami Marlins), continued his breakout season by throwing the most innings in his major league debut.

Miami hosted the Seattle Mariners on April 15 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA.

On the day, Perez threw 93 pitches (64 for strikes) over six innings, allowing two hits and no runs while walking one and striking out six.

The Miami offense scored two runs off Seattle ace Luis Castillo while Perez was on the mound, and the Miami bullpen held the remaining three innings to one run (unearned).

With the win, Miami defeated Seattle 4-1, Perez picked up his fourth win of the season (1-1) and lowered his season ERA to 1.80.

Perez made his major league debut on May 13 against the Cincinnati Reds and had pitched 35 innings in seven games up to that point, striking out 36 batters.

Previously, Perez had started the season in Double-A before being promoted to the majors, bypassing Triple-A. His ERA at Double-A is 3.19.

Perez is a right-handed starter with good size at 6’8″ (approximately 203 cm). He averages over 97 mph on his fastball and has an above-average slider and changeup.

Add to that a command that grades out at 70 on a 20-80 scale. Ranked seventh overall in the 2023 preseason Baseball America prospect rankings.


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