Watt, Perez 'players named later'

The Dodgers sent Michael Watt and Eduardo Perez to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade that brought Greg Maddux to Los Angeles. Watt was a late inclusion in the deal because of a clause that expanded the player list the Pads to choose from after Los Angeles made the playoffs.

Watt was the third player selected in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and was chosen in the second round out of Capaistrano Valley High, Mission Viejo, CA.

The 6-1, 185-pounder has a good, moving fastball and a good curve ball but his the high selection was a surprise for many who had not rated that highly in pre-draft conversation. He signed for $390,000.

As a high schooler, he had a good upside and his performance in his first professional season did not hurt him in the least.

He worked in 10 games, six of them starts, and although he didn't get a decision, recorded a solid 3.00 earned run average over 21 innings, allowing 18 hits and striking out 18 while walking only six.

The 19-year-old was ranked 34th on the LADugout.com com top 50 players.

In 2008 he moved to Ogden and was even better. He started 15 times and finished with a 9-4 record, along with teammate Jonathan Dutton tying for the most wins in the Pioneer League and on the Dodgers' short-season charts.

He also led the franchise in starts (15), strikeouts (79), was sixth in strikeouts per nine innings (8.87), seventh in walks per nine innings (2.36) and 10th in WHIP (walks plus hits per nine innings).

His record:
Michael Watt     bl  tl  6-1  185
Born-February 24, 1989
Obtained- Selected in the second round of the 2007 draft

year	team    w-l   era  gm  gs    in   h  bb  so
2007	GCL	0-0  3.00  10   6  21.0  18  6   18
2008   Ogden	9-4  4.35  15  15  80.2  91  21  79
Eduardo Perez was signed as a non-drafted free agent in July of 2005 out of Urribarri, Zuila, Venezuela just after he turned 17. He is not to be confused with Eduardo A. Perez, a first baseman signed by the Dodgers in 2002.

The 6-2, 185-pound righthander pitched for San Domingo in the Dominican Summer League in 2005 and 2006 and was moved to the Gulf Coast League in 2007 where he was 2-3, 4.34 while pitching in relief.

He opened with the Gulf Coast Dodgers again in 2008 and posted a 4-2, 2.91 record while working in 11 games, nine of them starts. He had 48 strikeouts in 52.2 innings while walking 14.

He also pitched briefly for Ogden later in the season.

Between the two teams he had a 4-3 record and was eighth on the franchise list in strikeouts.

His record:

Eduardo L. Perez   br  tr  6-2  185
Born- February 3, 1988
Obtained- Signed as a free agent in July, 2005
year  team    w-l   era  gm   gs   in   h  bb  so
2005   Dom    0-0  1.69   2   1   5.0   5   2   3
2006   Dom    1-2  3.55   3   3  12.2  12   3  16
2007   GCL    2-3  4.34  15   0  18.2  21   5  13
2008   GCL    4-2  2.91  11   9  52.2  44  14  48
2008   Ogden  0-1 10.80   1   1   3.1   6   9   4