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70 Jose Peraza 2B
Height/Weight: 6-0/180 | Birthdate: 4/30/1994 | Birthplace: Barinas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 15/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Braves' Jose Peraza beginning to see action in center field


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Braves second-base prospect Jose Peraza saw his first game action in center field with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday as the team looks to find his best opportunity to contribute in the majors, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"I talked to (Gwinnett manager Brian Snitker) today about it," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the Peraza situation Saturday. "He goes, 'I’m not going to say you could run him out there tomorrow (in center) in a big league game, but he’s got the ability to do it.' I don’t think it’s something that we’re going to see him next week or anything like that. I think it’s just, let him play center and maybe a couple of months down the road, or maybe it’s next year, there’s a possibility there. It makes sense."

Peraza was initially a shortstop prospect but moved to second base due to the presence of Andrelton Simmons at the top of the organizational depth chart. The Braves are now looking into transitioning him again with Jace Peterson playing well at second base in his first season with the team.

"We sat down and talked about it, because we like Peterson," Gonzalez said. "And why create a logjam there when we can have Peraza play the outfield and use his talents, his abilities."

Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin could be shifted to left field if the team decides at some point to promote Peraza to play center. The prospect has hit .293/.333/.379 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 174 at-bats with Gwinnett.


Braves prospect Jose Peraza makes first appearance in outfield


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Braves infield prospect Jose Peraza played in the outfield for the first time in his career during Wednesday's game for Triple-A Gwinnett. He started in center field.

Peraza is considered a top-100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 38) and Baseball America (No. 54). He has primarily played at shortstop and second base in his minor-league career.

He is batting .296 with two doubles, two home runs, three triples, 16 RBI, 19 runs and 14 stolen bases in 40 games for Gwinnett this season. He has a career .305/.350/.390/.739 slash line.


Braves prospect Jose Peraza exits Triple-A game for precaution


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Braves prospect Jose Peraza was lifted for a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Thursday's Triple-A game against Syracuse. But Peraza is not being promoted from Gwinnett. He was removed for precautionary reasons due to a minor leg ailment, according to MLB.com.

The team did not give any details regarding the injury, only saying that the 20-year-old infielder would likely only miss a game or two. 

Peraza is rated the 38th best prospect in the game by MLB.com and he's currently hitting .361 and has 14 stolen bases in 15 tries. 


Braves not motivated to trade infield prospect Jose Peraza


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Although the Yankees have checked in on Braves infield prospect Jose Peraza, there seems to be no impetus for Atlanta to trade him at the moment, especially since scouts at second base, third base or even center field, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Peraza owns a career .350 OBP in the minors and has racked up at least 60 steals in each of the last two seasons. He is hitting .214/.267/.250 in 28 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett as of Thursday.


Braves have 'no interest whatsoever' in trading Jose Peraza


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) The Yankees sent someone to scout Braves infield prospect Jose Peraza, but the Braves have "no interest whatsoever" in dealing the prospect, MLB.com reports.

"We have no interest whatsoever in trading Jose Peraza," assistant general manager John Coppolella said. "Teams scout top prospects all the time, as we do other team's top prospects. It was just a case where one of their scouts was sent to watch one of our guys."

Peraza has the potential to eventually serve as the Braves' leadoff hitter, as he's posted a career .350 OBP in the minors and has racked up at least 60 steals in each of the last two seasons. He has hit just .214/.267/.250 in 28 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett.


Report: Yankees scouting Braves 2B prospect Jose Peraza


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) The Yankees have notified the Braves they have interest in second base prospect Jose Peraza, according to the New York Post.

Peraza, who turns 22 on April 30, is ranked the 54th best prospect in the minors by Baseball America. MLB.com has him ranked 39th. New York recently sent scout Dennis Twombley to Gwinnett to scout his Triple-A games, per the report. Peraza is hitting .214 (6 for 28) with two walks in seven games this season. He holds a .350 on-base percentage through 350 minor-league games.


Braves send Jose Peraza to Triple-A, Tyrell Jenkins to Double-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) The Braves optioned Jose Peraza to Triple-A Gwinnett and Tyrell Jenkins to Double-A Mississippi on Monday, per MLB.com.

Peraza, considered the club's top prospect, was a candidate to start at second base and hit leadoff for Atlanta. Instead, he will play some shortstop and center field in addition to second base at Triple-A. 


Braves 2B Jose Peraza to see work in center field


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Braves second baseman Jose Peraza will take fly balls in center field this spring to help his position versatility, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"(Peraza is) going to take some fly balls, move around," Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said. "He’s a second baseman. You’ve noticed we’ve had him take ground balls at shortstop. Center field — the guy can fly, let him take some out there. It’s not that we’re looking to change his position, it’s that we’re looking for versatility."

The Braves are in pursuit of Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, who could fill the starting role at second base for the immediate future if signed. Prospect Jace Peterson has also impressed at second base, leaving the possibility open that the team could need a versatile utility player sooner than a second baseman.

Peraza is the team's top-rated prospect.


Braves' Gonzalez: Jose Peraza 'a long shot' to make team


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday that infield prospect Jose Peraza is "a long shot" to make the team's opening-day roster, MLB.com reports.

"We always talked about it, but he's a long shot," Gonzalez said. "Still a long shot. He's a guy that we like."

Peraza is 0 for 8 in five spring games. Gonzalez said the team will try to get the prospect in the lineup as much as possible, but the Braves still need to settle on a regular second baseman.


Braves 2B Jose Peraza could see time at shortstop this spring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that second-base prospect Jose Peraza could see time at shortstop this spring, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Gonzalez plans to play all the team's young middle infielders at both second base and shortstop this spring, aside from starting shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Peraza is in competition to start at second base, but an ability to handle the shortstop position could presumably increase his chances of sticking on the big-league roster even if he doesn't win a starting role.


Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez: 2B gig is 'wide open'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed to reporters following Thursday's full-squad workout that the second baseman position is a "wide open" competition, and that Jose Peraza, Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Jace Peterson are all entering camp with a chance to make the club, per MLB.com.

"It's wide open," Gonzalez said. "It's all depending on how we want to work second base, the infield and even the bench."


Braves add seven to 40-man roster on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) The Braves have added seven players to the 40-man roster on Wednesday.

Mauricio Cabrera, Williams Perez, Kyle Kubitza, Tyrell Jenkins, Yean Carlos Gil, Brandon Cunniff and Jose Peraza all had their contracts purchased on Wednesday. Peraza was the co-winner of the team's Minor League Player of the Year last season. 


Report: Braves won't spend money on 2B while waiting for Peraza


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) The Braves plan is for prospect Jose Peraza to take over at second base in a year or possibly sooner if needed, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The team feels they can survive until Peraza is ready and don't need to spend money on a stopgap option.

Peraza is considered the Braves' top prospect by MLB.com. Peraza is lauded for his solid defense and ability to hit for contact. He hit .339 in 110 games between Class A and Double-A in 2014. He also had 60 stolen bases.