Monday, March 30, 2009

Luis Perdomo Update

The AA/AAA reliever the Cardinals lost to San Francisco in the Rule V draft had a rough outing today in a game he *might* have had to pitch well in.
His line:0.2 INN, 3 H, 1 R, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Overall this spring, though, he has been very good:
4.09 ERA, 11 INN, 11 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 10 K, 3 for 4 in saves

Right now, the Giants pen is looking like it will consist of:
-Jeremy Affeldt
-Brian Wilson
-Brandon Medders
-Bob Howry
-Justin Miller

That leaves 2 spots open. One likely for another lefty(Alex Hinshaw) and another for a righty, quite possibly Perdomo.
Osiris Matos and Merkin Valdez(injured) seem to be Perdomo's competition. I thought I read somewhere that Matos could be hurt as well which means Perdomo will probably make the team. Otherwise, it'll come down to the last day.

We can talk all day about how not protecting Perdomo and instead protecting Scherer might have been a very poor move but if the Cardinals can get him back, I'll be excited.
Perdomo has pitched extremely well for a guy with zero AAA experience and very little AA experience. He could turn into a very good late inning reliever or good trade bait for the Cardinals. We've seen the value of relief prospects shoot up of late with the Kevin Gregg, Mark DeRosa and Khalil Greene deals.


  1. The Cards had the roster space to retain Perdomo. Yet if he departs, we have plenty more right handed set up relievers in the system.

  2. We shall see if the Cards take Perdomo back, if offered.