Future Watch: Ofelky Peralta, Rookie Baseball Cards, Orioles

Future Watch: Ofelky Peralta, Rookie Baseball Cards, OriolesFuture Watch: Ofelky Peralta, Rookie Baseball Cards, OriolesOfelky Peralta was signed as an amateur undrafted free agent in 2013. In 2014, he played in the Dominican Summer League and after that he was ready for minor league baseball.

He started out 2015 pitching for the Gulf Coast Orioles. He was 0-2 but in 25 innings he struck out 31. He started 10 out of his 11 games. He had a five-inning, rained shortened no-hitter that season. He got injured during the season and wasn’t heard from again in the calendar year.

He made it to Low-A ball in 2016. While playing for the Delmarva Shorebirds the right-hander hurled 103.1 innings striking out 101 batters. In 23 started he posted a slick 8-5 record.

2017 was an important season for this talented prospect. He was playing for the Frederick Keys in High-A ball. At 20, he was at a good level for his age. In 104 innings he struck out 95. He was 2-10 with a 5.33 ERA; that wasn’t the kind of season he and the organization was hoping for.

Collectors can get his 2017 Bowman Chrome autographed rookie card.

According to his MLB.com Draft Profile:

Peralta can run his fastball up to 98 mph and typically sits in the low 90s, though his velocity did fluctuate at times in 2016. His changeup is his best secondary pitch and receives solid-average grades from evaluators, who note that the right-hander throws the pitch with confidence. Peralta’s breaking ball and control are both well below average. ETA 2019.

Here’s a look at him throwing:

At 6-5, 195 pounds he still has to grow into his body. He’s not where he’s going to be even a year from now. He can benefit from a solid season this summer along with great training over next winter in hopes of reaching his goals.

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Russ Cohen

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