The Royals acquired right handed relief pitcher Jon Perrin from the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday for minor league pitcher Sal Biasi.
Perrin is a local kid from Olathe East high school in Olathe, KS, and was drafted after his senior season Oklahoma State University in the 27th round of the 2015 draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Perrin was also drafted in the 33rd round by the Detroit Tigers in the 2014 round.
Perrin is a big man, standing 6’5″ and 220 lbs and after a successful career as a starter with Oklahoma State has found success in the minor leagues as both a starter and a reliever. This season Perris has been a reliever for both the Double A Biloxi Shuckers and the Triple A Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Perrin has a 3/4 delivery with a fastball in the low 90’s and a slider, curveball and changeup. However, Perrin is known most for his command and control which is typically plus. Perrin looks like an intriguing bullpen option for the Royals.
In addition to pursuing baseball, Perrin has also been accepted to law school at the University of Kansas and has been a vocal advocate for improved minor league pay and rights, which he discussed on episode 1196 of the Fangraphs Effectively Wild Podcast. Perrin wants to someday work for the Players’ Union.
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