MLB: Brewers signs OF former Yankees prospect and gives him Major League contract despite not yet making his debut

The The Milwaukee Brewers announced they have signed outfielder Blake Perkins to a one-year major league contract.. Major League deals for players who have yet to make their MLB debut aren’t common, but there are a handful of such signings each season.

Blake Alexander Perkins, 26 years old and 1.80 meters tall, is a former second round pick of the Washington Nationals (2015) who hit a combined .246/.357/.456 average with 15 home runs and 21 steals between Double-A and Triple-A affiliates for the Yankees last season:

However, signing him to a major league deal doesn’t necessarily indicate Perkins will be on the Brewers’ roster next year, as the switch-hitter will remain optional. Rather, the GL deal likely reflected considerable interest from other parties in minor league contracts.

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Perkins was ranked in the top 30 prospects with the Nationals and Royals every season from 2015-19, receiving regular praise as a potential center fielder with good speed and an eye for the plate. That recognition of the strike zone was on full display in 2022, as Perkins walked a hefty 13.6% of her plate appearances.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Brewers signs OF former Yankees prospect and gives him Major League contract despite not yet making his debut