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    Luis Perdomo

    Luis Perdomo
    D.o.B: 4/27/1984
    Position: Right Handed Relief Pitcher
    Vitals: 6'0", 180 lbs
    Current Team: Rochester Red Wings
    Acquired: Signed as Minor Legue Free Agent (November 2011)

    Key Stats: After 8 seasons with over 80% of his innings pitched in the minor leagues we're starting to bend the rules calling Luis Perdomo "a prospect". And yet, he clearly has enough potential to make him an intriguing candidate for bullpen duty at the major league level. (Why else keep him plugging away at AAA for 4 years? To delight the residents of Rochester?)

    Last year was a strong one for Luis, posting his best ERA and K/9 since 2008 and and his best WHIP & K:BB ratio since 2007 (in A ball). He even got a couple cups of coffee with the Twins before spoiling the bed and being out-righted to Rochester again.

    But most importantly, it was a great year for his beard, a beard so luxurious and dominant that we kind of tracked it's progress more than Luis' (it was all part of our masterplan to create the greatest reliever of all time. As his picture with the Red Wings tells you, he's given up the beard in favor of the purely stubble look. Without the beard's intimidation factor (a la Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo), who knows how Perdomo will fare this year?

    Oh right...Rochester residents. So far this season Luis has an 8.00 ERA (helped not at all by yesterday's 0 out, 2 ER performance against Pawtucket), and far less impressive strike out and walk numbers. The season is early but the solution is clear: GROW OUT THE BEARD LUIS!

    (For more thoughts on Luis Perdomo check out our regular series on his career at our regular webpage and on the Twins Daily site)
    Peanuts From Heaven

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    Updating the last two weeks of Luis Perdomo's season in Rochester:
    5 Appearances, 7.33 Innings pitched, 1 ER (0 in last 4 App's.), 5 Hits, 2 BBs, 7 Ks, 2 Saves, .03 inches of beard grown, hat rotated 8 degrees counter clockwise, 0 Cheese Its consumed (the healthier diet has produced positive results)

    Perdomo's totals this year:
    13 Appearances, 16.33 Innings Pitched, 3 Saves, 4.96 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 2.00 K:BB Ratio, 8.8 K/9, .05 total inches of beard grown, 19 total degrees of hat rotation (counterclockwise), 3 Dreams of Big League call-up
    Peanuts From Heaven

  3. #3
    There is a brand new blog post about how Luis Perdomo can overcome his struggles, but if you'd like the short and simple information about how his last two weeks went, then here you go:

    Here's your bi-monthly update on Luis Perdomo
    6 Appearances, 7.33 Innings pitched, 9 ER, 13 Hits, 7 BBs, 6 Ks, 1 Saves, -.03 inches of beard grown, hat rotated 2 degrees clockwise,

    Perdomo's totals this year:
    19 Appearances, 23.66 Innings Pitched, 4 Saves, 6.85 ERA, 1.92 WHIP, 1.47 K:BB Ratio, 8.4 K/9, .02 total inches of beard grown, 17 total degrees of hat rotation (counterclockwise), 3 Dreams of Big League call-up
    Peanuts From Heaven

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    Eek! it's been a month and I'm sure that everyone is chomping at the bit for MORE LUIS PERDOMO NEWS!!

    Rest assured, there's more in store--and a new blog that covers more advice for what he can do now that more young pitchers are on their way to take his place.

    The last two weeks:
    9 Appearances, 12 Innings pitched, 4 ER, 8 H, 12 Ks
    .3 inches of beard grown, hat rotated 4 degrees counter clockwise

    Perdomo's Totals this year
    28 Appearances, 36.66 Innings pitched, 4 Saves, 5.15 ERA, 1.609 WHIP, 1.79 K: BB Ratio, 8.3 K/9, .32 total inches of beard grown, 21 total degrees of hat rotation (counter clockwise), 2 nightmares of getting big-league call up, but forgetting to put on uniform in front of stadium.
    Peanuts From Heaven

  5. #5
    It's time for your bi-monthly Luis Perdomo update. While we peanuts will be flying off to En-ga-land on Friday, we have arranged for a post to pop-up during our absence to offer another installment of the "De-Restraining a Force Inside You" motivational seminar specifically designed to improve Luis' performance.--Stay tuned for that information!

    The last two weeks:
    3 Appearances, 8.33 Innings pitched, 2 ER, 4 H, 8 Ks, 1 Sv
    .1 inches of beard grown, hat rotated 8 degrees clockwise

    Perdomo's Totals this year
    31 Appearances, 45 Innings pitched, 5 Saves, 4.60 ERA, 1.489 WHIP, 1.91 K: BB Ratio, 8.4 K/9, .33 total inches of beard grown, 13 total degrees of hat rotation (counter clockwise), 1 dream of meeting Megan Fox only to have her turn into a real fox who steals his chickens directly from the coop.
    Peanuts From Heaven

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    Let us marvel at the last month of Luis Perdomo!

    7 Appearances, 10.33 Innings pitched, 8 ER, 7 H, 13 BB, 8 Ks, 1 SV
    -.33 inches of beard grown, 20 degrees of hat rotation (counter clockwise)

    Okay, so "marvel" wasn't really the right word...maybe we should look at those numbers as a wake up call.

    Perdomo's Totals this year
    38 Appearances, 55.33 Innings pitched, 6 SV, 5.04 ERA, 1.572 WHIP, 1.46 K: BB Ratio, 8.3 K/9
    0 Inches of total beard growth, 14 dreams that this season isn't really real and that he'll wake up any minute now with the whole year in front of him.

    Seriously, Luis, check out our motivational seminar:
    Adopt a Prospect Vol 2.4: Enjoy the Little Things, Like Pizza Stop Pizza - Blogs - Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
    Peanuts From Heaven

  7. #7
    Two weeks later and there's still very little to cheer for all the Luis Perdomo lovers in Twins Territory...okay for the one Luis Perdomo lover in Twins Territory...okay for me.

    Over the last two weeks:
    5 Appearances, 5.66 Innings pitched, 8 ER, 10 H, 4 BB, 6 Ks, 1 W
    1.2 inches of beard grown, 3 degrees of hat rotation (clockwise)

    Most of the good news came in a 4K, 5 out performance at Lehigh Valley on July 30th, since then its been more of the same (probably because he keeps adjusting the hat rather than letting it sit.

    Perdomo's Totals this year
    43 Appearances, 62 Innings pitched, 6 SV, 5.66 ERA, 1.629 WHIP, 1.46 K: BB Ratio, 8.3 K/9
    1.2 Inches of total beard growth, 10 degrees of hat rotation, counter clockwise, 1 great dream where all the world was Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (I even met a guy from Allentown--in Lehigh Valley--at a party last night...didn't think to ask if it was a magical world for middle relievers or not).
    Peanuts From Heaven

  8. #8
    Well, it's all over...Luis Perdomo was released today after making only two appearances in the last two weeks (including a god awful 2 runs on 3 hits with only one retired at Buffalo a couple of weeks ago).

    This season was easily Luis' worst in a Twins uniform finishing with 65 Innngs pitched over 45 Appearances, a 5.95 ERA, 1.692 WHIP, 1.37 K:BB Ratio and 8.2 K/9 innings

    I genuinely believe that his old beard would serve him better and hope that the Twins retain the beard even if they release Perdomo.

    Truth be told, I hope that Luis Perdomo has many more happy innings of pitching ahead of him. It's been fun covering him (you can read my full goodbye on my blog)
    Peanuts From Heaven

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