A fan has put up a rookie card autographed by Oswald Peraza for sale on eBay. The price will shock you!
Oswald Peraza, a 22-year-old shortstop, joined New York Yankees in 2016 as an international free agent. Originating from Venezuela, Peraza rose through the ranks and made his minor league debut in 2017. After a consistent performance in the minor league, the Yankees added Peraza to the final 40-man roster during the 2020 season. However, the shortstop returned with the Scrantons in 2022.
In 2022, Oswald Peraza recorded .259/.329/.448 in 386 at-bats. Hence, the New York Yankees awarded the shortstop a promotion. Peraza made his major league debut in 2022 mid-season. The 22-year-old hit .306/.404/.429 in 49 at-bats. Moreover, he played 12 games at shortstop and 4 games at second base for the Yanks in 2022. Now, Peraza is all set to find a place on the roster as the starting shortstop.
Rookie Card Autographed By Oswald Peraza Selling At A Whooping Price
Oswald Peraza has grabbed the critics’ eyeballs ahead of the spring training. It is already known that the Yankees are likely to hold an audition for the starting shortstop role during the spring training. The top contenders are Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, and Isiah Kiner Falefa. While the competition remains tough, Peraza’s odds of making the cut are high. Oswald reportedly enjoys the backing of the Yanks’ front office. Hence, Peraza is likely to be the chosen one for the starting shortstop role.
However, Brian Cashman affirmed the front office is not favoring any prospect and will provide equal opportunities to everyone in the bullpen. Amidst all the hype, Peraza is in the news again for an unusual reason. Recently, a notorious fan put up a rookie card on sale on eBay. He claimed the card was exclusively signed by Oswald Peraza. On top of that, the card is being sold for a whopping price of $19,999. However, the authenticity of the card or the seller cannot be verified.
Is Anthony Volpe Getting Overshadowed By Peraza?
Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza are both highly-regarded prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Earlier, Yankees skipper, Aaron Boone, expressed his fondness towards Oswald. Boone said he liked Peraza’s attitude and attacking style. Hence, fans interpreted that the Yanks are favoring Oswald, and Anthony Volpe will be eventually sidelined under Peraza’s shadow.
A lot depends on the upcoming spring training. Both Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe are likely to get equal opportunities to perform and contest the starting shortstop spot on the final roster. While Volpe’s raw talent works in his favor, Peraza’s calmness and experience cannot be ruled out. Apart from the shortstop spot, the New York Yankees must find suitable candidates for the left field position and a fifth starter in the starting rotation during the spring training session. The opening day is just a month away, and time is running out for the Yanks.