It is not a fair comparison, but there have been whispers about Tyrone Perry since the Milwaukee Brewers drafted the slugging first baseman in the 14th round of the 2015 draft. With a forceful swing, and a 6’1” 265 pound frame, Perry has been linked to former Brewers superstar Price Fielder. After turning down college at Florida State University, Perry put together an impressive debut as a professional. Here is a look at Tyrone Perry, our 25th best prospect in the Brewers’ system.
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Just taking one look at Perry’s swing it is hard to not get excited and see his pure power. In the video shown here, you can see his ability to just destroy the baseball. In an article written earlier in the year, Clint Longenecker of Baseball America noted that Perry hit a home run in high school that had a ball-exit speed of 104.5 MPH. Hitting balls like this certainly give him a plus-power grade as he matures.
Playing in 32 games with the Helena Brewers, Perry homered three times and put together a .826 OPS. While he did strikeout 27 times in 108 at-bats, his strikeout to walk ratio was nearly even. If he can continue to improve his plate discipline, he should continue to grow.
While the organization is now stocked full of prospects, it is lacking at both corner infield spots. Though Perry is only 20-years-old and hasn’t played above Rookie League yet, he is the first baseman that I see with the most potential in the entire system. Next year I expect him to begin the year at Class A Wisconsin, where his big time power can be challenged on a daily basis in the Midwest League.
Though he wasn’t an early pick and he does have flaws currently at both the plate and in the field, I definitely see him being able to work his way into the big picture in Milwaukee within the next few years. The comparisons to Fielder are not fair, but if he can continue to showcase his power and become the Brewers’ first baseman of the future, Perry’s sweet swing will quickly help him to become a fan-favorite at Miller Park.