Wednesday, October 22, 2008
#83T Melido Perez
IMPACT FACTOR 3/10: Perez pitched 4 seasons for the White Sox and was (much like his brother) reasonably decent with fairly frequent flashes of brilliance. For example, in 1990 he made 35 starts and finished with an ERA+ of just 83 and yet he threw 3 complete-game shutouts. Eventually he was traded to the Yankees in what turned out to be a stinky deal for Chicago. They got Steve Sax who had very little left, but gave up Perez, Domingo Jean, and Bob Wickman. Jean had a very brief major league career, but Wickman turned out to be one of the best relievers of the last 15 years.