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Salvador Perez

23-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.213

HR

1

RBI

6

R

4

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After an incredibly strong finish to the 2012 season, expectations for Perez ran very high heading into the 2013 season. He was always known to be a high-average hitter with strong contact rates but h...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 242   DOB: 5/10/1990   BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Salvador Perez Contract Information:

Signed a five-year deal with the Royals including team options through 2019 in February of 2012. $7 million is guaranteed, while the total value equals $26.75 million if all three options are exercised.

April 23, 2014  –  Salvador Perez News

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Perez could be a candidate for his first day off of the season this week, as the Royals' schedule features two day-night splits, the Kansas CIty Star reports.

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Salvador Perez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 18 R Bur 13 48 40 4 13 1 0 1 0 10 0 0 5 5 2 1 0 .325 .404 .375 .779
2008 18 R Ida 12 46 43 7 17 5 3 1 1 6 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 .395 .413 .581 .994
2009 19 R Ida 59 258 233 35 72 19 14 3 2 38 0 1 19 25 1 5 0 .309 .357 .421 .778
2009 19 A Bur 36 136 127 10 24 6 6 0 0 7 0 1 6 15 2 1 0 .189 .230 .236 .466
2010 20 A Wil 99 396 365 35 106 29 21 1 7 53 1 1 18 38 1 9 3 .290 .322 .411 .733
2011 21 AA Nor 79 309 286 35 81 23 14 0 9 43 0 1 16 30 2 1 4 .283 .329 .427 .756
2011 21 AAA Oma 12 49 48 5 16 6 5 0 1 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 .333 .347 .500 .847
2011 21 MAJ KC 39 158 148 20 49 13 8 2 3 21 0 0 7 20 0 2 1 .331 .361 .473 .834
2012 22 AAA Oma 12 53 50 11 17 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 .340 .365 .380 .745
2012 22 MAJ KC 76 305 289 38 87 27 16 0 11 39 0 0 12 27 0 3 1 .301 .328 .471 .799
2013 23 MAJ KC 138 526 496 48 145 41 25 3 13 79 0 0 21 63 0 5 4 .292 .323 .433 .756
2014 24 MAJ KC 20 83 75 4 16 8 7 0 1 6 1 0 8 13 0 0 0 .213 .289 .347 .636
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Salvador Perez
3-Year Averages MAJ   84 329 311 35 93 26 16 1 9 46 0 0 13 36 0 3 2 .299 .328 .444 .772

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Salvador Perez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .289 .347 .636
Apr. 22 @Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .291 .310 .601
Apr. 21 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .311 .333 .644
Apr. 20 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .329 .355 .684
Apr. 19 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .348 .379 .727
Apr. 18 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .371 .407 .778
Apr. 17 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .397 .440 .837
Apr. 16 @Hou 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .407 .435 .842
Apr. 15 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .438 .475 .913
Apr. 13 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .455 .472 .927
Apr. 12 @Min 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .500 .531 1.031
Apr. 11 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .393 .528 .536 1.064
Apr. 9 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .458 .594 .625 1.219
Apr. 8 TB 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .476 .607 .667 1.274
Apr. 7 TB 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .583 .667 1.250
Apr. 6 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .438 .550 .688 1.238
Apr. 5 CWS 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .538 .625 .846 1.471
Apr. 4 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .667 .900 1.567
Apr. 3 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Det 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .714 .714 1.143 1.857
Mar. 31 @Det 4 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500
Last 7 Days 29 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 .069 .069 .207 .276
Last 14 Days 57 1 8 3 0 1 4 2 10 0 0 0 0 2 .140 .169 .246 .415
Last 30 Days 75 4 16 7 0 1 6 8 13 1 0 0 0 3 .213 .289 .347 .636

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Salvador Perez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 20
2013 137 1
2012 74 1
2011 39

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Salvador Perez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013139165210.317.518.867
201281165180.358.6421.021
2011318160.484.7421.285

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013357328580.283.401.714
2012208226210.279.404.711
2011117122150.291.402.711

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013233266440.318.464.809
2012146143190.281.425.743
20115410180.333.481.881

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013263227350.270.407.710
2012143248200.322.517.855
201194102130.330.468.805
Salvador Perez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 18 R Bur 48 40 10.4% 10.4% 1.00 88% .371 .050
2008 18 R Ida 46 43 4.3% 10.9% 0.40 88% .432 .186
2009 19 R Ida 258 233 7.4% 9.7% 0.76 89% .340 .112
2009 19 A Bur 136 127 4.4% 11% 0.40 88% .214 .047
2010 20 A Wil 396 365 4.5% 9.6% 0.47 90% .309 .121
2011 21 AA Nor 309 286 5.2% 9.7% 0.53 90% .291 .144
2011 21 AAA Oma 49 48 0% 12.2% 0.00 88% .366 .167
2011 21 MAJ KC 158 148 4.4% 12.7% 0.35 86% .368 .142
2012 22 AAA Oma 53 50 3.8% 9.4% 0.40 90% .378 .040
2012 22 MAJ KC 305 289 3.9% 8.9% 0.44 91% .303 .170
2013 23 MAJ KC 526 496 4% 12% 0.33 87% .314 .141
2014 24 MAJ KC 83 75 9.6% 15.7% 0.62 83% .246 .134
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3-Year Averages MAJ   329 311 4% 10.9% 0.36 88% .316 .145

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2014 Stat Review for Salvador Perez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.213 AVG
TERRIBLE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.246 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.347 SLG
TERRIBLE
.134 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.62 BB/K
GOOD
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
15.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.636 OPS
TERRIBLE
.289 OBP
POOR

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Best Matchups for Salvador Perez (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Saunders TEX 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Joel Peralta TB 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Erasmo Ramirez SEA 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Joe Kelly STL 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Matt Lindstrom CHI-A 5 3 1 2 0 0 1 .600 1.400 2.000
Ricky Romero TOR 5 3 1 2 1 0 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Francisco Liriano PIT 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Gio Gonzalez WAS 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 .833 1.000 1.833
Brian Duensing MIN 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Mark Buehrle TOR 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.571

Worst Matchups for Salvador Perez (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Kelley NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Garza MIL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Wright LA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Sergio Santos TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Price TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andre Rienzo CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Maurer SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon McCarthy AZ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
James Paxton SEA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Salvador Perez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Perez will play in all of the games in the approaching three-game series against the Rays, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez had a nice day at the plate on Opening Day, going 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Royals' 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

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Perez played in back-to-back exhibition games in Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday, after getting hit in the head by a pitch Wednesday. He went 1-for-5 with a pair of runs scored over the two games.

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Perez was hit in the head by a pitch Wednesday but a team trainer called it a "non-concussive head impact," Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez left Wednesday's game after being hit in the helmet by a pitch, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez (hand) is hitting .375/.396/.625 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 19 spring games for the Royals.

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Perez (hand) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez has a bruised left palm and will undergo further testing, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Perez earned a start at first base Sunday, as he went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in a season-ending victory at the White Sox. After the game, manager Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star, "He's going to play first base in winter ball. He's got tremendous hands. I just want to see if it's an option, and I'm really convinced it is."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Expectations were riding high for Perez heading into the 2012 season, but a torn meniscus suffered during spring training put him on the shelf for the entire first half of the season. Even in the wake of such a disastrous injury for a catcher, Perez came back and produced for fantasy owners in the exact fashion as they had hoped. Garnering 305 plate appearances, Perez hit .301 with 16 doubles and 11 home runs for a .170 ISO and, despite an abominable 3.9 percent walk rate, still managed a .328 OBP thanks to such strong contact rates and a very favorable 8.9 percent strikeout rate. He'll enter 2013 as the Royals' primary backstop and should be a hot commodity on draft day as few catchers are capable of hitting for average as he can along with his mid-level power.

2012

Perez made quite the leap in 2011 as he went from spending half the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, to spending less than two weeks at Triple-A Omaha, before he jumped up to the majors for the final two months of the season. At the Double-A level, he showed an ability to hit for average (.283 batting average) and a little bit of power (.429 slugging percentage with nine home runs in 286 at-bats). At the major league level, Perez continued to hit as he posted a .331 batting average and .473 slugging percentage. Those numbers need to be put in the proper context as he had a .362 BABIP helping him along in those 158 plate appearances. Still, the team is committed to Perez as their everyday catcher for the 2012 season. He'll be just 21 years old on Opening Day, so fantasy owners should expect a bit of a learning curve as Perez adjusts to life as a full-time catcher saddled with the responsibilities of handing a major league pitching staff.