Puerto Rico showcase notes: Draft prospect Delvin Perez the real deal

Delvin Perez has the upside to be the first overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft. Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire

Puerto Rican shortstop Delvin Perez might be the best player in this year's draft class. Perez, who just turned 17 two days before Thanksgiving, has outstanding tools and athleticism, more than just about anyone else in the group, with only immaturity and lack of consistency holding him back right now.

Perez was the star of MLB's 2016 Puerto Rico showcase, held this past week at Pedro Montanez Stadium in Cayey, with more than 130 players playing on four teams in the three-day event. Even with several potential Day 1 picks in the group -- all position players -- Perez was head and shoulders above everyone else, showing 70 speed, plus hands, a plus arm and plus raw power right now, with the broad shoulders to add plenty of muscle to his 6-foot-3, 160-pound (listed weight) frame.