2016 MLB Draft: Delvin Perez fails drug test

Prep Puerto Rico shortstop and highly touted 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft prospect Delvin Perez has failed a drug test, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman.

The top infielder in the 2016 draft class, Perez is a defensive wizard at shortstop, possessing an above average arm with good speed and instincts that allow him to have outstanding range.

While he has work to do offensively, he has the tools and potential to develop into a respectable hitter in professional baseball.

Prior to this failed drug test surfacing, Perez was considered a top 10 pick in the MLB Draft, but now he’ll likely fall significantly on draft night.

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Over the last few months I’ve interviewed 31 of the top MLB Draft prospects. Read my profiles on these draft prospects here.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski IIIhttp://BaseballProspectJournal.com
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on The3rdManIn.com, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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