It’s been two weeks since we last looked back on how the minor leaguers were performing in winter ball, but today we are going to focus mostly on one guy that is performing very well.
Felix Perez has been hitting well in Venezuela all winter, but he’s turned things up a notch since we last checked in on everyone. Over his last 10 games he has hit .439, going 18-41 that includes two different four-hit games. He’s also driven in 10 runs over that span of time.
On the entire Venezuelan Winter League season over the course of 46 games the Cuban outfielder has hit .363/.387/.560 with 22 extra-base hits. His .363 average is second in the league and 35 points higher than the third place hitter in the league. His .560 slugging percentage is third in the league and his .947 OPS is also third.
The one area where Perez has struggled would be with his plate discipline. He has just seven walks and 42 strikeouts in 194 plate appearances. Perez is now 30-years-old so you would expect him to have better plate discipline by this point in his career, but when he’s put the bat on the ball he has done plenty of damage on this trip to Venezuela.
Here is how the rest of the Reds players are performing in Fall/Winter League Baseball around the world.