Everson Jose Pereira was born on April 10, 2001, he is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder in the New York Yankees organization. He is 6 feet tall.
Pereira signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent in July 2017. After the 2021 season, the Yankees added him to their 40-man roster.
EVALUATOR: GEOFF PONTES
Age: 20 years
Weight: 191 lbs
Acquired: 2017 IFA
Physical Description: Athletic player with quick twitch and wiry strength. Room for 15-20 pounds of physical projection with the type of long slender build that should hold good weight.
Not overly physical at only average height, but a build of lean muscle that can develop into adult strength in the coming years. Should require minimal maintenance, Pereira’s training focus should instead be on adding overall physical strength. Dealt with an ankle injury that ended Pereira’s season after 19 games in the New York Penn League.
Hit: Whippy bat speed with mechanical flaws that draw away from the overall profile. Starts from a square stance with the front hip hinting slightly open. Employs a high leg lift trigger, getting deep into his back hip in an exaggerated load.
Bat wrap those saps away from overall bat speed and flattens barrel head through zone. This gives Pereira an inability to adjust to different pitch heights and in turn non-fastballs.
Does show raw overall skills conducive to average hitting but his unrefined approach and results left an impression during our 2019 observations. Grade: 40
Power: Looks to drive the ball in the air but doesn’t get a great angle on contact leading to lots of pop-ups and rollovers. Plus, bat speed and the strength to get to average power if he can get his swing mechanics and contact consistency ironed out. Thus far his power has played below average in-game. There’s room for growth, but it will take swing consistency. Grade: 40
Field: Above-average fielder that takes mostly good routes and angles on flyballs. Shows the closing speed and twitch to stick in the center for the foreseeable future but has the arm and skills to man any spot in the outfield.
Doesn’t have the elite running skills to be plus at the center field position but is an above-average outfielder capable of making the necessary plays. Grade: 55
Arm: Average outfield throwing arm that fits across the outfield. Good carry and accuracy, not an overly loud tool but an arm capable of making all necessary throws. Grade: 55
Run: Above-average straight-line runner with the ability to use his speed in a variety of ways. Strong base runner, with the ability to take the extra base, average base stealer, with some upside to see double-digit steals in some seasons, and good makeup speed in the outfield. Grade: 55
Overall: Good overall athlete with skills to dream about but a lack of formative skills. Above average or better-supporting skills but a bat that brings his future role very much into question.
Needs to improve in all areas of his offensive game and turn tools into skills. Has more name value than the profile deserves, but an upside player with a foundation of at least an up/down profile.