Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Roberto Perez (Photo: IPI)Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez has the goods to play in the Major Leagues right now as a defender. But as it is with any player, it is his bat which will determine if he ever makes it to the big leagues.Perez, who turns 23-years old next week, hit just .225 with 2 HR, 30 RBI and .675 OPS in 94 games for High-A Kinston this past year. He played in the Arizona Fall League earlier this offseason and in 16 games hit .226 with 4 HR, 11 RBI and .854 OPS. He is currently participating in winter ball out in Puerto Rico, but has played in just two games and is 2-for-7 at the plate with a walk.“They are sending me here to work on my hitting,” Perez said about his offseason plan in a recent interview for the IPI. “They want me to stay on top of the competition. I have been hitting the ball well this offseason hitting it hard but right at people. I am just trying to do the same thing every day.”Perez had some issues with injuries in the past year which hinde...
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