ST. PETERSBURG — Oswald Peraza is getting his shot. The Yankees are including one among their high prospects to the expanded 28-man roster. The transfer comes on the heel of a devastating loss to the Angels and the Yankees needing to get again on monitor after a brutal month of August.
The 22-year-old shortstop is taken into account the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect behind Anthony Volpe. In 98 video games at Triple-A Scranton this season, Peraza hit .258 with 18 homers, 49 RBI and a .769 OPS with 33 stolen bases.
Peraza is considered a stable defender, and his bat has gotten louder because the season has gone on. Since June, Peraza has hit .291 with 14 dwelling runs and 22 steals. Just as necessary after Wednesday night time’s loss, Peraza is taken into account a very good defensive shortstop.
Wednesday night time’s 3-2 loss to the Angels featured an error by Isiah Kiner-Falefa within the sixth inning. That was magnified when a hitter later, Shohei Ohtani hammered a Gerrit Cole fastball for a three-run dwelling run.
“He’s been one of the best defenders in the league at shortstop,” Aaron Boone stated when requested about Kiner-Falefa’s errors in large spots. “Shortstops and infielders make an error every now and then. … It’s a play you should make obviously, but he’s been one of the best defenders in the league. He didn’t make the play that time.”
Kiner-Falefa has 12 errors this season and in accordance with Baseball Savant, he’s a -2 in runs prevented this season.
Peraza has performed all however a couple of video games the final month at shortstop. Interestingly, the Yankees did have him play second base for 3 video games this month. That is the place the Yankees have one other struggling participant in Gleyber Torres.
With the opposite roster spot, the Yankees returned Marwin Gonzalez from the paternity listing.
Anthony Volpe, the Yankees’ high prospect, is getting promoted. As anticipated, the 21-year-old from New Jersey will likely be heading to Triple-A Scranton this weekend, one step away from the majors, a supply confirmed.
Volpe is hitting .252/.350/.470 with an .820 OPS and 18 dwelling runs in 109 video games with the Double-A Somerset workforce.
The first-round draft pick of Delbarton High School will exchange Peraza.
Volpe is ranked the eighth-best prospect in baseball within the newest rankings by MLB.com and is projected to make his large league debut in some unspecified time in the future subsequent season.