Brewers Untouchable Prospect #2: OF Hedbert Perez
One of the most exciting international prospects the Brewers have signed in a long time, Hedbert Perez has been making noise ever since the Brewers got him in 2019. He didn’t get to play in any official games until this year, due to the minor league cancellations last year, but that hasn’t stopped Hedbert.
Despite being just 17 years old last year, the Brewers invited Perez to the Alternate Training Site in Appleton and he actually performed extremely well despite facing advanced pitchers that were either close to the big leagues or had big league experience.
Perez has a smooth left-handed swing and just absolutely rakes, hitting for both average and power. He has good speed and is a strong defender. He has all the ingredients to be a five-tool outfielder in the future.
That’s not someone you just willingly trade away, even if he his a few years away from the big leagues.
Perez is one of the best young prospects in baseball, even if the popular lists don’t have him in their Top 100s yet. The Brewers know what kind of talent they have and they should not and likely are not going to be willing to part with him.
Milwaukee liked him enough to include him in spring training as well, bringing him over for a few Cactus League games, getting him some ABs against big league caliber pitching, including a chance to face Trevor Bauer.
Perez is currently in the Arizona rookie league, and so far he’s hitting .385 with a 1.061 OPS. It’s a relatively small sample size but he’s finally putting some official numbers up to back up the scouting reports we’ve read on him the past two years.
This is someone to hold on to.