NELSON PEREIRA
SP, West Virginia Power
Age: 21
Born: February 12, 1989
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Signed: Int. FA, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2006
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Agent: N/A

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2010 Top 50 Prospects: #47, Nelson Pereira

SCOUTING REPORT
Pereira finished the year with a 4.35 ERA in 49.2 innings pitched, with a 10.1 K/9, a 5.1 BB/9, and a 0.7 HR/9 ratio. Pereira struggled the first few outings of the season, but was solid after that. From July 16th on he pitched 37.2 innings, with a 2.15 ERA, and a 40:17 K/BB ratio. That was after putting up a 11.25 ERA and a 16:11 K/BB ratio in his first 12 innings. He really solved his control issues, and showed his true potential after those first five starts.

Pereira is a 5′ 11″, 180 pound left hander who was signed in 2006 by the Pirates. He has a fastball that sits in the mid to high 80s, topping out around 90. He has an above average curveball and changeup. He’s showed good control in his minor league career, and the ability to miss bats with his pitches.

Pereira has gone a level a year the last few seasons and should make the jump to West Virginia next season. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a Rudy Owens type breakout season, although it wouldn’t be as big of a surprise coming from Pereira, since he has a career 2.78 ERA in 223.1 innings in the minors so far.

STATS

<p><p><p><br /> Report Created on <a href=”http://bbref.com/”>Baseball-Reference.com</a><br /> </p></p></p>

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
  • N/A

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2006
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2012
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2010
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.000

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
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2010: #47

TRANSACTIONS
April 19, 2006: Signed as an international free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 6, 2010: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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