Last year, I spent the time immediately after the season examining each player that had made an appearance in St. Louis during the season. This series was well received and so I’m bringing this idea back for the 2013 offseason. More summaries than anything, I imagine the player coming into Mike Matheny‘s office and having a short conference before heading home for the winter. Stats are just the ones accumulated for the Cardinals during the regular season.
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Player: Audry Perez
Season stats: 2 games, 1 PA, 1 K, .000/.000/.000
Overall grade: C
Positives: Perez made his major league debut this season, which means he’ll always be able to say he was a big league ball player. He also handled his one chance without an error, which means that extrapolating out he’d be even better than Yadier Molina defensively.
Negatives: His minor league numbers, at least offensively, weren’t anything special and it seemed like Perez’s callup had more to do with teaching him English and being around a team than hoping he could help out. He also struck out at a 100% rate in the bigs, which is something that would most definitely have to come down going forward.
Outlook: Obviously, there’s not much we know about Perez as the above facetiously indicates. Perez will likely spend most, if not all, of next season at Memphis, continuing to adjust to American culture and language and working his way toward the International Brotherhood of Backup Catchers.