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Nicolas Perez commits to FSU

It’s been a little while since FSU has picked up a commit, but the way they had been reeling them in made it feel like an eternity. But the layoff had been expected, as travel ball tournaments and the summer baseball scene had come to a close with the start of school. It didn’t take long for Jr. and staff to pick up one of the nation’s best players in fall ball. FSU picked up their 6th commit of the 2022 class in Puerto Rico native, Nicolas Perez. Perez is coming off a big weekend, as he played in the 14u PG Select baseball event, and he had been named to the top prospect list at the end of summer ball. The Noles are getting a good one in Perez, as he is rated the 40th best prospect in the 2022 class and the 7th overall SS by Perfect Game.

Perez hails from Isabela, Puerto Rico, and attends the BYou Academy in Caguas. Perez is rated the number 1 overall prospect for the 2022 class in all of PR. The Seminoles now have the top-rated SS out of Puerto Rico for the 2021 class, Edwin Arroyo-Agosto, and the 2022 class. That’s pretty good if you ask me. Perez isn’t the biggest kid, standing 5’10 and weighing 155 pounds, but he’s still just 14 years old and has lots of time to grow into his frame. Perez has lightning-quick hands in the box, so if he adds some muscle to that frame, he could have a very powerful bat.

The PR native is one of the most electric players in the 2022 class, as he possesses multiple tools at a plus level. Perez has run a lighting quick 60-yard dash of 6.40 and a 10-yard split of 1.49. Nicolas also has an extremely strong arm which will keep him at SS throughout his career, as he tops out at 91 MPH across the infield. All 3 of those numbers are in the 99th percentile of his class. Perez is a special talent and he has shown it everywhere he has played. In 2019, the SS has played in eight Perfect game tournaments and has been named to the All-Tournament team or Top Prospects list in 7 of 8.

The staff has really put together a nice 2022 class this summer, adding 5 commits to OF Jordan Taylor. FSU added the extremely projectable arm of Davion Hickson, the power bat of Gunnet Carlson, the extremely athletic Jason Avila, and the projectable bat of Titan Kamaka. Perez is the headliner of this class so far and should be just the beginning of what’s to come this fall as Mike Martin Jr. continues to show why he was the right guy for FSU and what he can do on the recruiting trail.


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