Pitt baseball added another commitment to their 2024 class on Monday with middle infielder Andy Perez announcing his decision to play for the program.
— Andy Perez (@andyperez00) September 12, 2022
Perez hails from Orange City, Fla. and plays baseball for Lake Mary High School in nearby Seminole County, Fla. At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Perez plays mainly at shortstop, but also features at catcher and even pitches as well.
He hits and throws right-handed and demonstrates his prowess as a hitter with his top end bat speed, allowing him to get on top of most pitches and drive them far. He also possesses great speed, allowing him to steal bases with ease and field balls quickly at shortstop. His initial throw on the diamond also is impressive, making it hard to steal bases on him at catcher and then hard to beat out at first base on a ground ball.
For reference, Perez runs a 6.85 60-yard dash, a 1.58 second 10 yard split, possesses a 90 mph infield velocity and a 81 mph catcher velocity, demonstrating his speed on the field and his powerful fielding.
Perez played for the FTB Phillies Scout Team 24′ for travel ball this spring and summer, working with many other Division 1 baseball prospects as well. He should be a valuable part of the 2024 class for the Panthers as head coach Mike Bell looks to help the program move up the ranks of the stacked ACC.
— LakeMaryRamsBaseball (@LMRams_Baseball) September 12, 2022