Brewers: OF Prospect Hedbert Perez Promoted To Low-A

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 23: A detail view of a Milwaukee Brewers cap during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on June 23, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 23: A detail view of a Milwaukee Brewers cap during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on June 23, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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The Milwaukee Brewers don’t have the strongest farm system, but they have a few really exciting players. One of those players is 18 year old outfielder Hedbert Perez.

Perez is considered by some to even be the Brewers best hitting prospect, even over 2020 first round pick Garrett Mitchell. Mitchell has already earned a promotion to Double-A Biloxi while Perez has been at the Arizona Complex League in rookie ball.

However, that is changing.

The Milwaukee Brewers are promoting budding outfield prospect Hedbert Perez to Low-A Carolina.

On Instagram, Perez shared a post from his agent that is congratulating him on his promotion to Class-A. The original post is in Spanish, but you don’t have to be fluent in the language to understand what’s being said.

If you still want a direct translation, it says “Congratulations Hedbert on your promotion to Class A”.  Perez shared the post, a pretty clear indication the information is legitimate and trustworthy.

The 18 year old Perez has been having a fantastic pro ball debut after not playing in any official games last year but earning an invite to the Alternate Training Site. So far with ACL Brewers Gold, Perez is hitting .325 with a .947 OPS, six home runs, 11 doubles, and 21 RBIs.

If there’s any concern to be picky about in the stats we’ve seen this year, it’s that he has 34 strikeouts in 120 ABs in the ACL, which is about a 28% K rate, which isn’t completely horrible, but it’d be nice to see him cut down on that as he moves up the organizational ladder.

Perez is seen a potential future 5 tool talent, with an incredible knack for hitting and spraying the ball to all fields and he already has a lot of power in a smooth left-handed stroke. He has the speed and the instincts to play centerfield for a long time at the big league level, but by the time he arrives that position could be locked down by the aforementioned Mitchell. If that happens, Perez has a strong enough throwing arm and power profile to play right field.

The Brewers thought highly enough of him to include him at the Alternate Training Site in 2020 and they thought highly enough of him to include him in some Cactus League games in spring training this year. Now, they think highly enough of him to promote him to full-season ball, in Low-A, in his first pro season as an 18 year old.

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He’s very mature for his age, and he receives outstanding reports for his character and makeup. This promotion should be a sign of great things to come for the young outfielder.

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