Cubs Arizona Fall League player profile: Jhonny Pereda

You can never have too many catchers.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Though the big-league Cubs season has ended, there’s still Cubs-related baseball this year. Eight Cubs prospects will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Tuesday, and Tim will be presenting profiles of all the Cubs players on the Solar Sox before game action begins.

When the minor league players gather together for practice in Mesa, it’s a bit of a mishmash. Players that will (eventually) comprise five different squads are practicing together. After warming up, players are scattered to their position groups, largely. Five teams of outfielders working on fly ball skills, or hitting the relay man. Five squads of pitchers working on pitcher’s fielding practice. And five groupings of catchers donning the tools of ignorance. In the spring of 2018, soon-to-be Myrtle Beach manager Buddy Bailey strongly recommended that he should be allowed to take Jhonny Pereda to be with his Pelicans side. It was the start of a campaign that would place Pereda in the Arizona Fall League.

Pereda’s voyage through the Cubs pipeline had been a bit unspectacular through 2017. It took him two seasons to escape the since-shuttered Venezuelan …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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