The Houston Astros gave their vacant shortstop position to young Jeremy Pena.
All these teams are embracing a young movement, so why wouldn’t the New York Yankees do the same?
With their offense struggling to produce in the second half, they recently called up Oswaldo Cabrera, and on Thursday, they announced that prized shortstop prospect Oswald Peraza will be joining the squad on time to face the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Peraza Blossomed Into A Great Hitter
In his last 53 games, Peraza went 66-for-209 (.316) with 14 home runs, nine doubles, 22 stolen bases and a .942 OPS.
The best thing of all is that he is very, very young, and has a bright career ahead of him.
He is just 22 years old, but he has shown time and time again in the last few weeks that he is ready for a prominent role with the Yanks.
“Our friend @bkabak points out that Oswald Peraza was born in June 2000, which will make him the first player born this millennium to play for the Yankees in the majors,” Lindsey Adler of The Athletic tweeted.
Our friend @bkabak points out that Oswald Peraza was born in June 2000, which will make him the first player born this millennium to play for the Yankees in the majors.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) September 1, 2022
That’s a cool, fun fact about Peraza: the Yankees now officially have a player born in the 2000s.
Time is flying when you are having fun, they say.
The Yanks had plenty of fun in the first half, but look lost at the moment.
Perhaps Peraza can be a breath of fresh air for them.