Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Steve Guilbert of Macks Mets says pitcher Ryan Perez is one of the players he really hopes the Mets pick up in the 2012 MLB Draft. Let him tell you why… Ryan Perez, BHP – Westminster Christian High School (IL) Yes, you read that correctly. BHP stands for “both-handed pitcher” (also known as “double barrel” pitching) and Ryan Perez is a true ambidextrous pitcher. Unlike Pat Venditte of the Yankees, who throws much harder with his right arm and significantly slower with his left, Perez can hit 90 MPH with both his left and his right arms. His impressive repertoire hardly stops there, either; he also throws a change, curve and cutter from both sides and shows advanced control for a high-school pitcher. He also can throw side-armed from both arms, although he rarely does it. According to an article for CBS, Perez will start games with his left hand and change to his right later in games because he feels his right arm is more dominant and he likes to close down games right-handed. Howev...
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  • High school pitcher in Northern California, Alexander Trautner, at San Ramon Valley High School (2014) also having huge success pitching double-barreled, ambidextrous RHP/LHP.

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