Not many bright spots in the Phillies 9-4 loss against the Yankees yesterday over in Tampa to open the Grapefruit League. But one guy stood out and he was 26-year-old Cameron Perkins who is fighting for a job on the Phillies 25-man roster.
All Perkins did was break up a no-hitter by Yankee pitching in the seventh inning in Friday’s game with a base hit and then homered in his second at bat. Watch his hit and homer HERE.
Perkins has never played in the major leagues. He was a Phillies draft pick back in 2012 when we first saw him play in the Gulf Coast League. In his five years in the Phillies system he has over 2,000 plate appearances and hit .281 during that time.
Perk has been amazingly consistent in his time in the Phillies system. In 2016 he hit .292 for Lehigh Valley, .293 in the Dominican Winter League and .333 in the DWL playoffs.
With Lehigh Valley he hit .316 with an .859 OPS including seven home runs against left handed pitching.
He was a good clutch hitter with the IronPigs last season hitting .362 with runners in scoring position and two outs.
Perkins has shown a strong arm with 15 outfield assists in only 90 games playing primarily in left field for Reading in 2015. Last season for Lehigh Valley he was primarily a centerfielder. He even stole 11 bases in 15 attempts for the Pigs.
Cameron Perkins has earned a shot as a fourth outfielder on the 2017 Phillies 25-man roster.