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18 Cris Perez

 Career Statistics  2014  2015

2015: Played in 50 games with 46 starts … Started 40 games as the designated hitter and six at catcher … Hit .241 (41-for-170) with 10 doubles, a triple and three home runs … Drove in a team-high 34 RBI … Walked 19 times and was hit by a pitch three times … Recorded a .365 slugging percentage and .325 on-base percentage … Totaled nine multiple hit games and a team-high nine games with multiple RBI … Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Duke’s come-from-behind win at California Feb. 15 … Also notched three RBI in the Blue Devils’ victory over Yale March 10 and against Wake Forest May 15 … Hit .316 (18-for-57) with runners in scoring position and .500 (4-for-8) with the bases loaded … Belted his first home run of the season March 21 against Pitt at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park … Also homered March 27 against Boston College and May 12 against Longwood … Played for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League over the summer.

2014: Played in 25 games during his freshman season … Started seven contests … Started two games at catcher and five at designated hitter … Four of his seven hits on the season went for extra bases … Drove in eight RBI and added four runs … Made his collegiate debut Feb. 18 at UNC Greensboro, drawing a walk in his first plate appearance … First hit, an RBI single, came against Norfolk State Feb. 26 … Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI versus Quinnipiac March 11 … Roped an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to send Duke past Notre Dame 1-0 on March 15 … Laced his first career triple in the top of the 12th at Virginia Tech, ultimately scoring the go-ahead run in Duke’s 3-2 victory … Added his first career home run in the ACC Tournament … Helped Duke tie Miami in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run shot.

High School: Three-year letterwinner and starting catcher for head coach Joe Weber at Christopher Columbus High School ... Ranked by Perfect Game Crosschecker as one of the nation's top 1,000 positional prospects ... An all-district and second team all-county pick as a senior ... Also earned honorable mention all-county accolades junior season ... As a senior, posted a .350 batting average with five home runs and 34 RBI, slugging .621 en route to Perfect Game Florida All-Region recognition ... Named to the 2013 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Senior All-America honorable mention list ... Tabbed to the Perfect Game 2012 Underclassman All-America honorable mention list as well ... Played for the USA Baseball South Florida Regional Team ... Participated in the Selective Recruiting baseball coached by Lazaro Llanes ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Cristian Xavier Perez on July 24, 1995 in Miami, Fla. ... The son of Francisco and Nancy Perez.

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Position: Catcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Christopher Columbus
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