It’s not often that this is the case, but it seems our 10th best reliever in the 2019 Valley League season, Front Royal’s Arrison Perez, has not thrown a pitch in college just yet, even though he’s played two full seasons at Barry already.
A utility player who can fill any position on the field, Perez took over a key role in the Cardinal bullpen this summer.
Among pitchers considered for this list, Perez finished sixth in the league in WHIP, and third in BB/9. He also batted 105 times, slashing .210/.303/.267.
The current junior hit hit .235/.311/.409 in 132 at-bats at Barry as a freshman, and then .277/.373/.330 in 94 at-bats as a sophomore.
I look forward to seeing if Perez will get some time on the mound this spring, perhaps pitching with former Woodstock River Bandit Willy Escala behind him at shortstop?
Remember that if you want to read much more about Arrison and the 2019 VBL season, the 2019 Valley League Annual is available for purchase!