The Milwaukee Brewers have announced they have signed former Toronto Blue Jays prospect Angel Perdomo to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The 24-year old was once a regarded prospect for the Blue Jays, however, the southpaw has not eclipsed High-A in parts of seven minor league seasons with the club. Last season Angel Perdomo made 26 appearances including 12 starts for Dunedin posting a 1-5 record with a respectable 3.63 earned run average.
Perdomo has never made more than 27 appearances in any of his minor league campaigns after battling injuries the past couple seasons. In 115 career professional games, Perdomo has made 70 starts and owns a 3.25 earned run average with an impressive 10.4 SO/9 rate.
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A change of scenery will surely help Perdomo reach his maximum potential in a low-risk, high upside signing for the Brewers. At this stage of his career, the hurler probably projects better as a reliever if he plans to fast track to the majors from here on out.
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Perdomo represented the Blue Jays in the Futures Game in 2016 suiting up for the “World” squad for the contest. It was only a short time ago the young hurler was ranked the Blue Jays 15th best prospect organizationally. Unfortunately for the Jays, Perdomo failed to climb the ranks as they had hoped as he spiraled off the Top 30 rankings.
The Blue Jays also lost left-handed reliever Jose Fernandez off waivers to the Cincinnati Reds a week earlier. The 25-year old posted a 2.97 earned run average in 44 appearances between Buffalo and New Hampshire while making his MLB with Toronto in 2018. Fernandez was also a late bloomer but appeared to have an outside chance of cracking the big club out of spring training.
The winter hot stove has barely warmed up so brace yourselves for a busy offseason as the Blue Jays attempt to mold and craft their team of the future.