32-year old lefty reliever Juan Perez is off to a solid start in AAA-ball for the Phillies so far this year. He has pitched in 13 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 0-0 with 4 saves, a 1.93 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He has only given up 7 hits while whiffing 20 batters in his first 14 innings of the year, but, he has also walked 11 batters and that’s way too many. He has now pitched in 406 games (45 starts) in his first 11 years in the minors and he is 38-40 with 35 saves, a 3.49 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. He has whiffed 713 batters in the minors in only 708 2/3 innings which shows what kind of stuff he has. Perez last pitched in the majors back in 2007 with the Pirates. He has now pitched in 24 games (0 starts) in his major league career and he is 0-1 with a 5.17 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP. If something happens to either J.C. Romero or Antonio Bastardo while Perez is still pitching well, he might get another shot at the show in 2011.