ANGEL PERDOMO, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: May 7, 1994
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011 (Blue Jays)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Perdomo is a huge lefty who originally signed with Toronto. He move up v-e-r-y slowly with them, so slowly that he became a seven-year free agent without reaching AA. He has good but not great velocity, sitting at 94-95 mph, but he misses a lot of bats with the fastball. He has an inconsistent slider and occasionally throws a change that isn’t very good. Perdomo has done well since reaching the upper minors, with very high K rates, but in the brief major league chances he’s gotten, he hasn’t been able to throw strikes. The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal for 2023.
Perdomo appeared in seven games in the DSL and gave up only two hits, but he had significant problems with the strike zone.
Back in the DSL, Perdomo again was very hard to hit, with opponents batting only .172 against him, but he continued to struggle throwing strikes.
The Jays moved Perdomo up to the GCL and he got in a good number of innings, still missing a lot of bats and getting a better handle on the strike zone.
Toronto continued moving Perdomo very slowly. He pitched very well in advanced rookie ball, then moved up to the short season Northwest League for five games. The control problems resurfaced but he was very hard to hit. Baseball America rated him 26th in the Jays’ system after the season.
Still moving along very slowly, Perdomo made 25 starts and two relief appearances in low A. He put up very good numbers across the board and BA rated him 18th in the system. The Jays left him exposed to the Rule 5 draft, though, and he wasn’t selected.
Still inching along, Perdomo made 16 starts in high A. He wasn’t as effective, with his walk and K rates slipping quite a bit. He missed the last two months of the season with an unknown injury.
Perdomo spent another season in high A, splitting his time between starting and relieving. He had a similar season to 2017, with modest improvements. After the season he became a free agent and signed with Milwaukee.
The Brewers sent Perdomo to AA, where he pitched very well in relief through seven games, so they moved him up to AAA. He continued missing a ton of bats, although he also struggled to throw strikes. He got hurt by opponents putting up a .355 BABIP. After the season, Milwaukee added Perdomo to the 40-man roster.
The Brewers brought Perdomo to their alternate facility for the pandemic season, but he missed much of July and August with COVID. He got into three games in August, but couldn’t throw strikes.
Perdomo had an injury-plagued season, missing roughly half of it due to back strains. When he pitched, it was in relief, about half in AAA and half in the majors. He had huge strikeout rates, but while his control was very good in AAA, he walked a batter an inning in the majors.
Perdomo missed most of the first half with a fractured finger. He pitched only briefly afterward and then the Brewers put him on waivers. The Rays claimed him and outrighted him soon after. He spent the rest of the season in AAA with them. He was very effective, throwing strikes and again missing a great many bats. After the season he became a free agent and signed with the Pirates.
Given his significant ability to miss bats, Perdomo has some upside if he can just get a reasonable number of pitches in the strike zone.
|2023: Minor League Salary|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut: 8/18/2020
MiLB FA Eligible: 2023
MLB FA Eligible: 2028
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: 11/2/2019 (since removed)
Options Remaining: 1 (USED: 2020, 2021, 2022)
MLB Service Time: 1.010
|November 28, 2011: Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent.
November 2, 2018: Became a free agent.
November 12, 2018: Signed as a minor league free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers.
November 2, 2019: Contract purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers.
July 19, 2022: Claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers by the Tampa Bay Rays.
July 30, 2022: Designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays; outrighted to AAA on August 4.
November 10, 2022: Became a free agent.
December 22, 2022: Signed as a minor league free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.