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Shorebird Roster Transaction August 2 Peluffo

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I saw Peluffo pitch a couple of weeks ago in Sarasota. I liked hat I saw. Here's today's press release from the Voice of the Shorebirds.

Shorebirds Announce Roster Transaction for Tuesday, August 2

HICKORY, NC - The Delmarva Shorebirds, in conjunction with the Baltimore Orioles, have announced the following roster moves:

#17 RHP Jhon Peluffo transferred from the GCL Orioles ® to Delmarva (A)

Peluffo (19 years old) is a native of Cartagena, Columbia and was signed as an international free agent in May, 2014. He pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 2014 and 2015 before coming to the United States in 2016. He?s spent the majority of the season in Extended Spring Training before being added to the GCL Orioles roster. In the Gulf Coast League this season, Peluffo is 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA in six appearances. He?s collected 31 strikeouts compared to only five walks in 28 innings this season.

Peluffo is anticipated to start Tuesday night?s game in Hickory. It would be his 35th professional and his 25th career start.

The roster currently has 25 active players (13 pitchers, 12 position players).

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This guy is going to shoot right up to the top of our prospects list if he looks good here in Delmarva to end the season.

Hard to keep the expectations in check with how good he has looked in Rookie Ball, but this is a pretty big jump.

Love to get some more reports on his stuff.

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