Perdomo was added to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster Friday.
Perdomo was part of Arizona's taxi squad in 2020, but he failed to make his major-league debut during the abbreviated season. As one of the team's top prospects, it's unsurprising to see him protected from the upcoming Rule 5 draft as part of the 40-man roster.
Perdomo will be a part of the Diamondbacks' taxi squad this season, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
One of the DIamondbacks' top prospects and one of the most underrated prospects in all the minors, Perdomo has a chance to be Arizona's shortstop of the future. However, they have a very talented big-league roster as is, and Perdomo has never played above High-A, so he is unlikely to get significant playing time in the majors this season.
Perdomo was reassigned to the Diamondbacks' minor-league camp Monday.
Perdomo was able to spend some time with the major-league coaching staff to begin the spring, but he'll head to minor-league camp to get ready for the 2020 season. The 20-year-old is one of Arizona's top prospects, but he'll need some more time to develop in the minors prior to making his debut in the majors, especially since shortstop Nick Ahmed received a contract extension during the offseason.
The Diamondbacks will not feel the need to rush Perdomo's development, after the team extended shortstop Nick Ahmed through the 2023 season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
The 20-year-old Perdomo is among the organization's top prospects and finished 2019 with a 26-game stint at High-A Visalia. Extending Ahmed allows Perdomo to take a more measured path to MLB. The shortstop survived the cooler spring months before busting out over the second half of the season, posting a .325/.426/.430 slash line, while also stealing a combined 20 bags between Visalia and Low-A Kane County.
Perdomo was invited to big-league camp Tuesday.
Perdomo will spend a brief period with the Diamondbacks' major-league coaching staff, though he'll need some time before he joins them for good. He's yet to reach the Double-A level, though he looked good at Low-A and High-A last season, stealing 26 bases while hitting .275/.397/.364 and posting a higher walk rate (14.0 percent) than strikeout rate (13.4 percent).
Perdomo is hitting .234/.385/.325 in 96 plate appearances at Low-A Kane County, with 17 walks and 17 strikeouts.
Perdomo isn't hitting for power, but keep in mind that he's 19 years old at his first stop in full season ball. He also has six stolen bases in nine attempts so far.
Perdomo will open the year with Low-A Kane County, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.
This was an inevitable assignment for Perdomo, who demonstrated a pretty flawless approach last season in the Northwest League. If Perdomo hits the ground running against Low-A pitching, his dynasty-league stock will continue to soar.
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