PEREZ, HERNAN

Position: Outfield, Second Base, Third Base, Shortstop

DOB: March 26, 1991

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 215

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: Yes

How acquired: Waivers from Tigers (June 2, 2015)

Profile: Claimed off waivers from Detroit in June of 205, Perez was originally signed by the Tigers out of Venezuela in 2007. He played the 2008 season in the Venezuelan Summer League, the came stateside a year later and saw action with three different Detroit affiliates. He spent 2010 and 2011 at Low-A West Michigan, then moved up to High-A Lakeland in 2012, earning a brief call-up to Detroit for a two game big league stint in June. He spent time in 2013 with Double-A Erie, Triple-A Toledo as well as with the Tigers and returned to Toledo in 2014. He opened 2015 with the Tigers but was designated for assignment after 22 games and scooped up by Milwaukee. He spent the remainder of 2015 with the Brewers but opened 2016 at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He quickly earned a return call to Milwaukee in late April and spent the rest of the season with the Brewers. A versatile player who has seen time at every position on the infield and in the outfield, Perez is a line drive hitter who does a little bit of everything. He shows occasional pop at the plate and has the ability to steal bases as well and should serve in a super utility role for Milwaukee, bouncing around the diamond.

2008: After signing with the Tigers a year earlier for a reported $237,000, Perez made his pro debut with their affiliate in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2008. He played in 68 VSL games, hitting .226 while scoring 38 runs.

2009: Perez started off the 2009 season with Detroit’s Gulf Coast League team but also saw time with Low-A West Michigan and High-A Lakeland, bouncing from club to club as the season went along. In a combined 54 games between the three levels, he hit .239 and drove in 24 runs.

2010: The Tigers sent Perez to West Michigan to start the 2010 season and he wound up spending the entire year there, batting .235 with five home runs. In 124 games with the Whitecaps, Perez scored 45 runs and drove in 50.

2011: Perez was sent back to West Michigan again in 2011 and experience better results with the bat in his second trip through the Midwest League. In 129 games, he hit .258/.314/.364 with eight home runs, earning a spot on he Midwest League All-Star team.

2012: After two full seasons of Low-A ball, the Tigers promoted Perez to High-A Lakeland for the 2012 season. After two plus months in the Florida State League, Perez received a brief call-up to join the Tigers and he made his big league debut on June 9th. He appeared in just two games before heading back to Lakeland and he wound up finishing out the season there, hitting .261 in 124 games.

2013: Detroit gave Perez a bump up to Double-A Erie in 2013 and he put together a solid start to his season, hitting .301 over 87 games before getting another call to join the Tigers in Detroit. He bounced between the Tigers and their Triple-A squad in Toledo for the remainder of the season.

2014: Perez opened up the 2014 season back at Triple-A Toledo and wound up appearing in 133 International League games for the Mud Hens. He hit .287 with six home runs and received a September call-up, finishing out the season playing in eight September games with the Tigers.

2015: After making Detroit’s opening day roster in 2015, Perez scuffled at the plate, collecting just two hits over 22 games and the Tigers designated him for assignment. The Brewers claimed him off waivers and he wound up playing in 90 games for Milwaukee. He hit .270 during his first season with the Brewers, showing the ability to play multiple positions.

2016: Re-upping with Milwaukee for another season, Perez wound up starting off 2016 at Triple-A Colorado Springs, but quickly earned his way back to the bigs, hitting .339 over 16 games with the Sky Sox. He re-joined the Brewers near the end of April and went on to turn in his best season thus far. In 123 games with the Brewers, Perez hit .272/.302/.428 with 13 home runs and 34 stolen bases.