Jhonny Pereda Player Pool Catcher - First Base

       
 
Age: 24
Born: April 18, 1996
Birthplace: Aragua, VZ
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired from Chicago (NL) for Travis Lakins (March 2020)
College: -
High School: -
   

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Pronunciation: pey-RAY-duh
First Pro Contract: April 1, 2013 (CHC)
Signing Scout: Hector Ortega
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
   
Pro Debut: May 16, 2013 (VSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @jhonnypereda25

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Solid catcher's frame. No remaining projection.

Hit: Starts square and utilizes a leg kick timing device. Hands start around his chest, but end up in a good hitting position. Solid bat-to-ball skills. Puts the ball in play consistently, understands the strike zone. Does a good job taking what the pitcher gives him and not expanding the strike zone.

Power: Minimal power projection. Currently has below-average raw power and projects for well-below average game power at best. Doesn’t lift the ball with authority. Not a part of his game.

Run: Not a part of his game. Bottom-of-the-scale speed.

Field: Receiving and framing need work. Framing is inconsistent, has varied between above-average to below-average from year-to-year. Receiving can get a little loose and needs to tighten up those skills. Potential average defender.

Arm: Plus arm. Quick release. Does a good job controlling the running game.
  Career Notes: Won 2019 MiLB Gold Glove Award as top defensive catcher in the minor leagues, although advanced metrics did not necessarily square with that assessment. Spent four years in Rookie ball, and was set to repeat Low A in 2018 before Myrtle Beach (and former PawSox) manager Buddy Bailey requested Pareda to be his starting catcher in High A, where he had a strong campaign. Played at the Alternate Training Site in 2020; may have agreed to sign a two-year deal in exchange for being added to the Club Player Pool, as he was released and then immediately re-signed just before being added.

Summation: Projects as an up-and-down, defense-first catcher. Arm is his carrying tool. Still has work to do on receiving and framing. Offense lags behind defensive tools. Has a good eye and contact skills, but his bat lacks the punch to project as a consistent major league contributor. Strong makeup reports.

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

Links
Scouting Report Update (3.27.20)
State of the System 2020: Catchers (4.15.2020)
 
   
     
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2013 VSL Cubs VSL Rk CHC 17 59 188 18 40 9 0 2 21 55 22 36 0 0 0.213 0.294 0.293 0.587
  2014 VSL Cubs VSL Rk CHC 18 63 215 24 49 6 1 1 14 60 23 16 1 4 0.228 0.314 0.279 0.593
  2015 AZL Cubs AZL Rk CHC 19 11 35 6 5 3 0 0 1 8 3 6 0 0 0.143 0.225 0.229 0.454
  2016 AZL Cubs AZL Rk CHC 20 41 128 17 37 7 1 2 23 52 16 21 0 2 0.289 0.376 0.406 0.782
  2017 South Bend Cubs Midw A CHC 21 92 317 33 79 13 0 0 29 92 37 60 2 3 0.249 0.335 0.290 0.625
  2018 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Car A+ CHC 22 122 441 51 120 12 2 8 57 160 51 68 4 2 0.272 0.347 0.363 0.710
  2019 Tennessee Smokies Sou AA CHC 23 98 344 28 83 16 0 2 39 105 49 55 2 1 0.241 0.336 0.305 0.641
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2021 TBD - - Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2018 Carolina League All-Star
2019 MiLB Gold Glove
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