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Peraza Seriously Turning Heads

ORLANDO, FL - Just two months after turning 18, Venezuelan native and GCL Braves shortstop Jose Peraza has already built a reputation at the plate, on the base paths, and with his glove. His speed and on base capabilities have earned him comparisons to major leaguers such as Elvis Andrus and Omar Infante.

"He's well beyond his years. Has a very good idea and very high baseball instincts for a young kid. He plays the game the right way, plays hard," GCL Braves hitting coach D.J. Boston said. In twelve games thus far he has hit .313 with 14 runs scored, three doubles and two triples. The power has gained momentum, but don't expect Peraza to develop into a home run hitter. His main goal is to...

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