Yuri Perez (20, Miami Marlins), the “youngest player in baseball,” continued his incredible pitching. For the second straight game, he threw a quality start and a no-hitter.
Miami hosted the Toronto Blue Jays on April 21 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.
Miami fell to 0-2 after giving up two runs in the final inning. The offense couldn’t attack the Toronto mound. The Miami offense was held to six hits and no runs on the day.
Perez’s pitching, however, shined. He threw 80 pitches (59 for strikes) over six innings, allowing three hits and no runs. He struck out nine.먹튀검증
It was Perez’s second straight six-inning shutout, the first coming against the Seattle Mariners on April 15. His second quality start of the season.
Perez has now started eight games this season, throwing 41 innings, with a 4-1 record and a 1.54 ERA. He has 45 strikeouts.
Perez topped out at 98.99 mph on the day with his four-seam fastball. The average was 97.9 mph. His low was 96.3 mph, which means he was able to maintain velocity, something even veterans struggle with.
Perez also used a mix of sliders, changeups, and curves to overwhelm the Toronto lineup. The only long ball Perez allowed on the day was a double.
Perez started the season in Double-A before making the jump to the majors, bypassing Triple-A. His ERA at Double-A is 3.19.
Perez is a right-handed starter with good size at 6’8″ (approximately 203 cm). He averages over 97 mph on his fastball and has an above-average slider and changeup.
Add to that a command that grades out at 70 on a 20-80 scale. He was ranked seventh overall in Baseball America’s 2023 preseason prospect rankings.
Meanwhile, Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi pitched a dazzling six innings of two-hit ball, but also took the no-decision.
The win went to Imai Garcia, who pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Tanner Scott, who gave up two runs, including the game-winner, took the loss.