Geraldo Perdomo

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Geraldo Rafael Perdomo

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 184 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Geraldo Perdomo played for the Dominican national team before making his major league debut in 2021.

Perdomo was signed by Arizona Diamondbacks scouts Junior Noboa and Elvis Cruz in 2016. [1] He made his pro debut the next summer, hitting .238/.410/.285 with an impressive 60 walks (especially for someone 6' 3") in 63 games, while fielding .949 at short. He led the Dominican Summer League in walks, 4 ahead of Sherten Apostel. Despite playing in a short-season league, he was 4th in the Diamondbacks chain in walks, between Christian Walker and Anfernee Grier. Unlike many players who draw lots of walks because they are taking many pitches, he only struck out 37 times.

In 2018, Perdomo split time between the Hillsboro Hops (.301/.421/.456 in 30 G), AZL Diamondbacks (.314/.416/.442, 20 R in 21 G) and Missoula Osprey (.455/.586/.545, 7 BB in 6 G). He scored 43 runs in 57 games, had 5 triples, stole 24 bases in 30 tries and drew 39 walks. He was 5th in the chain in swipes. Baseball America named him the organization's #5 prospect, between Carson Kelly and Kristian Robinson. [2]

Geraldo slipped a bit in 2019 with the Kane County Cougars (.268/.394/.357 in 90 G) and Visalia Rawhide (.301/.407/.387 in 26 G). He fielded .967 at short, stole 26 bases (caught 13 times) and coaxed 70 walks, to 67 whiffs. He was 2nd in the chain in walks (5 behind Luis Alejandro Basabe) and tied for 4th in steals. He then played for the Dominican national team in the 2019 Premier 12. He was 3 for 9 with 4 walks, 3 runs and a RBI as a fine leadoff threat while playing error-free defense at short. Only Charlie Valerio had a better OBP for the Dominicans, who did not make the second round. Not bad for the event's youngest player, two months younger than teammate Jonathan Guzmán. He was not the youngest player in the history of the Premier 12 as Ludovico Coveri had been 18 years old in 2015. [3]

After being forced to sit out the 2020 season because of the Coronavirus pandemic, he made the Diamondback's major league roster at the start of the 2021 season and played his first game on April 3rd, as a defensive substitute at shortstop against the San Diego Padres.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (2023)


Further Reading[edit]

  • Jesús Cano: "Perdomo's unlikely spark has D-backs back in NLCS",, October 12, 2023. [1]

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