2022 Phuture Phillies #26 Prospect: Rickardo Perez

Rickardo Perez is the Phuture Phillies’ Readers’ #26 Pick. 

Rickardo Alejandro Perez was born in Valencia, Venezuela.  The Phillies signed Perez as an international free agent in February 2021 (during the 2020 International Signing Period).

2021:  Perez played in the Dominican Summer League as a seventeen-year-old.  In 43 games and 146 plate appearances, he slashed .256/.370/.281/.651 with 3 doubles and 9 RBI.  He showed a patient approach walking 22 times (15.1%) and striking out 15 times (10.3%).  He showed a little speed on the bases stealing 3 bases in 4 attempts.

Perez played mostly at catcher but managed to get 38.0 innings at first base.  He was solid behind the plate with 3 errors (.978 Fld%) and 9 passed balls.  He threw out 24 of a potential 71 base stealers (34%).

Prospects Live prepared a brief pre-season scouting report on Perez.

Overall: The Phillies’ catching prospect was part of their 2020 international class. Perez is a left-handed hitting catcher with an all-around skill set, projecting for average, or slightly better tools across the board while lacking a standout tool. The reports are strong defensively for Perez and he gets high marks for his receiving, footwork and demeanor. His bat-to-ball skills play more than his power at the moment, but the power is coming. He’s shown flashes offensively and has all the ingredients to become a future big league regular behind the plate. It comes with extreme risk though.

OFP: 40

Risk: Extreme

8 thoughts on “2022 Phuture Phillies #26 Prospect: Rickardo Perez

  1. disregard this post, just seeing if I can post. Haven’t been able to for the last hour or so.

    1. Sorry to post in this thread, Jim. But I wanted to paint the full picture for Eric. ⤵

      Harold Reynolds is a former player, but he now earns his money through MLB. He works at MLB Network (after losing his former job at ESPN. Google it for all the sordid details). The last guy at MLB Network to criticize the league/commissioner got fired: Ken Rosenthal. Not sure how many more broadcasting gigs are available for Reynolds if he loses this one.

      1. Yet his arguments still made perfect sense. Btw he’s argued against MLB several times on MLB network. I’m not saying it’s completely on the players, it’s on both however I do feel like the players hold blame as well, and more than most people are putting on them.

  2. In a bit of great new, Daniel Brito has been cleared by Drs. to attend Minor League camp. Pulling for him! Sorry it is posted here, but the comments were closed in the General Discussion link.

    1. That doesn’t change the fact that what he was saying is correct. I get it, you guys hate the owners and RM.

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