2023 Future Stars Series Main Event player profile: Luca Perriello

September 27, 2023

Yes, Luca Perriello’s name has “C/2B” listed after it on the roster of the White Team for the upcoming New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Main Event, set for September 29-October 1.

But, don’t be surprised if you see him just about everywhere.

Nothing he can’t handle.

“I’ve been often described as a Swiss Army Knife-type defensive player that can play every position on the field with no drop off, but I’m natural at catcher,” he said. “I’m not sure if scouts see me as a catcher because I’m built more like a middle infielder or center fielder, therefore my focus has been on improving my 60 time to 6.7 or better. My 10 yard starts have always been great, so my focus has been cleaning up my form and improving endurance.”

First seen at the Atlanta Regional Combine in his native Georgia earlier this summer, the Virginia Tech commit has “good projection at a premium position” according to his most recent FSS scouting report, which comes from a strong showing at the most recent National Combine in Nashville, where he earned his opportunity to go to Fenway.

“I have really enjoyed the interaction with coaches and scouts at the Regional (Atlanta) and National (Nashville) events, unlike any other event I’ve attended,” Perriello said. “They carry such high level of detail and intensity, that brings out the best in all the players.”

That will certainly be amplified in Boston, where the stacked rosters will provide the kind of challenge that Perriello knows can only continue his development. That it’s happening in such an iconic setting is a nice bonus.

“I’m pumped to be playing at historic Fenway, but most excited to compete against the best of the best as chosen by former MLB scouts,” he said. “It’s an honor to be chosen and compete with this group of athletes.”

The 5-foot-11, 186-pound switch-hitter is excited to show that he’d be a high-upside add for the long list of big-league scouts and execs set to attend.

“I’m looking forward to showing my athleticism, versatility and arm strength,” he said. “I want scouts to see me as a complete, high level competitive baseball player that can play anywhere on the field. A player that coaches and scouts want on their team, because I can give them multiple options, with no drop-off.”

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