Thursday, May 28, 2020

Short Story, Long Process: Delvin Perez Seeks Production To Pay Off Cardinals' Patience

After 20 consecutive games to start last season batting at the backend of Low-A Peoria’s lineup, never higher than eighth, shortstop Delvin Perez came to the ballpark the day after hitting No. 9 as a DH in a doubleheader to find his name at leadoff. He would bat first or second in 97 of his next 98 games, even as his on-base percentage dipped to .275 through June.


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