The Miami Marlins made a decision.
On the 11th스포츠토토 (Korean time), the Miami team announced Yuri Perez as the starting pitcher for the home game against the Cincinnati Reds on the 13th. MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said, ‘Pérez will become the youngest pitcher in franchise history (20 years, 27 days), surpassing Jose Fernandez (20 years, 250 days) in 2013’.
Perez recorded 3 wins and 1 loss with a 2.32 ERA in the Minor League Double A (Pensacola) this season. He started in six games, struck out 32 (and walked nine) in 31 innings. He struck out 12.2 strikeouts per 9 innings. In 2023, MLB.com ranked 1st in Miami prospects and 10th overall. Among right-handed pitchers, he was third behind Andrew Payne (Philadelphia Phillies) and Grayson Rodriguez (Baltimore Orioles).
Perez, who is from the Dominican Republic, signed a contract for $200,000 (260 million won) in 2019. His trademark is a fastball with an average velocity of 94 to 97 miles (151.3 to 156.1 km/h) and a maximum speed of 100 miles (160.9 km/h). He is 2m3cm tall, so it is evaluated that the throwing angle is good. He combined a changeup in the early 80s and a curve in the early 70s,
but he added a slider in the mid-80s from last season, making him a more difficult pitcher to target. Graham Ashcraft has been announced as the starting pitcher to face off against. Ashcraft’s season record is 2 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 3.82