Luis Perales FCL Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 19
Born: April 14, 2003
Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2019)
ETA: 2026

Photo © Ben Badler of Baseball America
Pronunciation: per-AHL-ess
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: -
Signing Bonus: $75,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2026
Pro Debut: July 13, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract

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  Physical Description: Medium, athletic frame. Has a good amount of projection left and should add strength as he matures.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot from the middle of the rubber. Steps backwards toward first base before a medium-to-high leg kick prior to delivery. Finishes off-balance towards first base, with a pronounced post-delivery right leg kick up. Quick arm with short arm action. Moderate arm effort. Solid control for his age.

Fastball: Reportedly already sitting in the mid-90s and will top out in the high-90s.

Curveball: Mid-70s with great spin and break. Advanced for his age. Reportedly shows high potential.

Changeup: In the early stages of developing the pitch.
  Career Notes: Was not a highly-touted amateur prospect out of Venezuela. Began to show much higher promise after signing, particularly in the Tricky League in the summer of 2019. Emerged quickly as a prospect to follow. Was slowed by injuries in 2021 and only pitched in one game.

Summation: High-ceiling, low-floor arm. Wide-range of potential outcomes, but has shown among the best raw stuff of any teenage arm in the system. Needs to get on the mound after having lost 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic and 2021 to injury. If he gets healthy and shows the type of stuff he has in workouts, could fly up the system’s prospect rankings.

This page will be updated with a scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

State of the System: Low Minors Pitchers (4.2.20)
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  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr  hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 0 0 4.50 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 1.00 13.50 4.50
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  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr  hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19     stats                            
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