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Keino Francisco Perez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Keino Perez has pitched in the minor leagues, the Netherlands and France as well as his native Venezuela. His brother Randy Perez played in the minors and France.

Perez debuted in the minor leagues in 1997 with the DSL Indians. He moved down to the Venezuelan Summer League for two years - he was 4-1 with two saves and a 0.58 ERA for Chino Canonico in 1999 to help them to the title. Had he qualified, he would have led the VSL in ERA. He split 2000 between the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (2 R in 2 IP) and Burlington Indians (1-4, 3 Sv, 3.41 ERA, 6.03 RA in 21 games).

In 2002, Perez moved to Almere in the Netherlands and did very well. His 2.56 ERA was third in Hoofdklasse. He also was among the leaders in innings (59 2/3, 4th), wins (6-1, second to Hiroaki Fujiwara), strikeouts (54, 3rd) and complete games (5, the most). The next season, he did not rank among the league leaders in any category. In 2004, the Almere hurler tied for 7th in Hoofdklasse with 57 Ks.

Perez moved to France's Rouen Huskies in 2005 and helped them to titles his first three years. In the 2007 European Cup, he allowed three runs in nine innings while walking 7 in a win over host T & A San Marino in the round-robin. In the semifinals, he saved a 4-3 win over Telemarket Rimini, working 2 1/3 scoreless innings. In the 2007 Division Elite season, he was the ace for the champion Rouen club, going 9-1 with a save and a 2.01 ERA and whiffing 100 in 89 2/3 IP. He was third in the Elite league in ERA and second to Samuel Meurant in strikeouts.

In the 2008 European Cup, Perez topped the Mainz Athletics in a complete game win in Rouen's first contest. In the Bronze Medal game, he dropped a 3-1 decision to T & A San Marino. Overall, he had a 1.12 ERA in the Cup.

In the 2008 Division Elite season, Perez was 13-3 with a save and a 2.51 ERA.

Keino Perez in uniform at the Rouen academy

He joined the French baseball academy (Le Pôle France baseball) based in Rouen in 2009 as a pitching coach. [1] He coached the French junior national team in the 2009 European Junior Championship and 2010 World Junior Championship.

Keino and his awards for the 2009 Division Elite finals.

Playing for the Rouen Huskies in 2009, Keino would win both the MVP and Best Pitcher awards in the 2009 finals against the Lions de Savigny-sur-Orge.

Outside of baseball, Keino works in a restaurant called Le Chalet in Rouen. For 2012, he succeeded Robin Roy as manager of Rouen. He coached for France in the 2014 European Championship.

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