Acquired: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|Hitting .298 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 63 games at Lehigh Valley (Triple-A) with 17 doubles for a .388 OBP and a .476 SLG.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Lehigh Valley on June 20 when OF Michael Saunders was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 06/20/17
|June 20, in an 8-1, 11-inning loss to the Cardinals. Pinch-hitting for right-handed reliever Pat Neshek, he went 0-for-1. Coming to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning with two outs and no one on versus left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist, he flew out to center field.|
|Drafted out of Purdue, the versatile Perkins can play both corner-infield and corner-outfield spots, but he's not the prototypical power hitter you normally expect from someone regularly playing those positions. He's hovered around Double-A and Triple-A for the past three-plus seasons, hitting .292 with eight home runs, 47 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and 20 doubles at Lehigh Valley in 2016 with a .329 OBP and .419 SLG in 117 games. In 2015 he played 100 games at Reading (Double-A) in a summer interrupted by on-and-off back trouble, hitting .252 with 11 home runs, 51 RBIs and 25 doubles. He split the 2014 campaign between Double-A and Triple-A stops, combining to bat .271 with five home runs and 51 RBIs in 126 games, hitting .216 in 74 games at Lehigh Valley, and .342 in 52 games at Reading.|