Dewen Orlando Perez Batista
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
Dewen Perez began his pro career in 2012.
Perez signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in July 2011. With the 2012 DSL Cardinals, he was 1-4 with a 3.06 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 35 1/3 IP. He pitched for the Colombian national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. In his lone appearance, he relieved Dayan Diaz with a 4-1 deficit, two on and one out in the bottom of the 7th versus Brazil. He retired Daniel Matsumoto on a force, but gave up a run-scoring double to Juan Muñiz and threw a wild pitch to score another run before retiring Felipe Burin. In the 8th, he gave up a double to Tiago Magalhães then got both Pedro Okuda and Paulo Orlando on grounders. Leonardo Reginatto singled to make it 7-1, then Perez was replaced on the hill by Randy Consuegra.
He was 2-4 with a 3.23 ERA for the 2013 GCL Cardinals then 6-2 with a 3.68 ERA for the 2014 State College Spikes. He tied for sixth in the New York-Penn League in wins. He split 2015 between the GCL Cardinals (0-1, 5.14) and Peoria Chiefs (3-6, 5.45, 48 BB to 47 K in 69 1/3 IP). He was back with Colombia for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers but did not appear in a game as they won a spot in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
- 2013 Cardinals Media Guide
- WBC Qualifiers