Untouchable No. 3
OF Hedbert Perez
If you haven’t heard much about Hedbert Perez, you will soon. A July 2nd signing out of Venezuela back in 2019, Perez is the son of 2001 Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Robert Perez.
Perez is a five-tool talent. Offensively, he has a beautiful swing with plenty of bat speed, plenty of power, and is a pure hitter. He doesn’t chase very much and barrels balls up constantly.
Perez also has great speed, a strong throwing arm, and plays the outfield extremely well.
If everything comes together, and so far things are looking good, then Perez’s potential is incredibly high. He can be a perennial All-Star out in centerfield, and even if he doesn’t stick in center, he has the power and the throwing arm to go into either corner outfield spot.
At just 17 years old, Perez is still a long ways away from the big leagues. He still hasn’t played in any official minor leagues to this point in his career. He was due to make his debut in 2020 before the minor league season was cancelled. Perez ended up getting the call to the Alternate Training Site in Appleton and got a lot reps up there.
He was also sent to Instructional League down in Arizona to get more reps. While there are no official stats from either of these places, all reports have indicated Perez performed extremely well and he is as advertised.
Perez is completely untouchable at this point. It would make absolutely zero sense to trade him right now. His ceiling is incredibly high, but he’s so far away from the big leagues that any team wanting to trade for him would not be willing to pay full price.
His trade value right now is probably the lowest it’s going to be over the next several years. Trading him now would be selling low on Perez and that’s something the Brewers would have no intention of doing.
This kid has the chance to be special. He’s staying put.
The Brewers generally have anyone available for the right price. But for these three players, the right price is going to cost a lot more than anyone would be willing to pay.