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70 Jose Peraza SS
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%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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.