The Reno Aces Fall League contingent has provided a steady dose of offense for the Salt River Rafters throughout the short fall season. Shortstop Jack Reinheimer and catcher Michael Perez have spent their fall fine-tuning their skills in preparation for the 2018 season. Perez has dominated right-handed pitching, batting .303 with five RBI and 10 hits.
Perez was taken in the fifth round out of Puerto Rico in 2011. This year, Perez played all but three games in Double-A and hit .284/.370/.446 with 24 doubles and six homers, as he used his contact ability and willingness to work a count/take a walk to produce at the plate. While with the Aces, Perez batted .444 with three extra-base hits. The left-handed slugger has a chance to make his Big League debut in 2018, but will likely be a staple in the high-powered Aces offense.
Reinheimer has been the Reno shortstop for two seasons. In 261 games with the Aces, the Charlotte, NC native has batted .283 with 361 total bases. Reinheimer was named a Mid-Season All-Star in 2016 and made his major league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017. With the capability to play various positions, the D-backs 25th ranked prospect has a great opportunity to make the Big League team out of Spring Training.
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