Perez signed today
The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with shortstop Roberto Perez, who was selected in the eighth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Dorado (PR) Academy. Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
The 6-foot-1, 175 lbs. Perez is blessed with advanced defensive instincts and a strong throwing arm that has rendered extended pitching stints during his prep days. Perez, 18, had originally committed to played baseball at Oklahoma State University. He is the nephew of former big league shortstop Dickie Thon.
With today’s signing, the Nationals have now agreed to terms with 27 players from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, including 10 of their top 12 picks. The Nationals’ First-Year Player Draft class of 2009 is listed below, with those in bold having already signed or agreed to terms.