Oswald Peraza’s blistering bat in minors puts Yankees’ infield on high alert

Yankees shortstop prospect Oswald Peraza was promoted from High-A Hudson Valley to Double-A Somerset on June 8.

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Oswald Peraza is on track to rejoin the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball, showcasing a remarkable comeback in the Minor Leagues after a two-month hiatus due to a shoulder injury. Since his return, the infielder has demonstrated impressive batting prowess, tallying four hits, three of which were home runs, in just six games.

With Oswald Peraza’s strong performance, roster shake-up looms for Yankees

Yankees shortstop prospect Oswald Peraza was promoted from High-A Hudson Valley to Double-A Somerset on June 8.
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With his recent strong performance, there’s buzz surrounding Oswald Peraza potentially moving up to the New York Yankees‘ main roster, where he played 52 games in 2023. During his debut season, he recorded a .191 batting average with 33 hits, 2 home runs, 14 RBIs, and 15 runs.

The Yankees are currently leading the American League East with 28 wins and 15 losses. Potential candidates for displacement include Trent Grisham and Jahmai Jones. Grisham’s performance this season has been lackluster, with just 2 hits in 29 at-bats, resulting in a paltry .069 batting average. However, his ability to play in the outfield alongside Alex Verdugo, Juan Soto, and Aaron Judge gives him a slight edge.

In contrast, Jahmai Jones has seen limited playing time, tallying just 2 hits in 8 at-bats, including a home run and an RBI.

The Yankees’ infield composition has remained relatively stable throughout the season, with Oswaldo Cabrera, Anthony Volpe, and Gleyber Torres frequently taking the field.

It’s important to note that these initial rehabilitation games mark Peraza’s return, suggesting a potential comeback to the Major Leagues by late May or possibly June. However, there’s also the contingency plan of a call-up in the event of injuries within the primary team.

Meanwhile, Jasson Domínguez, one of the Yankees’ highly anticipated prospects, has commenced his rehabilitation journey in Class A. In his inaugural game, the Dominican player secured a hit and drew a walk in three at-bats. Following the game, he expressed his elation at being back on the field and engaging in his passion.

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One thought on “Oswald Peraza’s blistering bat in minors puts Yankees’ infield on high alert

  1. Peraza is just another top prospect, who for whatever their reasons, Cashman & his gang decided that he didn’t deserve a shot, unless injuries force their hand. Frazier, Wade, Florial, are just 3 other recent top prospects who only played due to injury, but never was traded away either when he was a top prospect.

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