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Salvador Perez

26-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

AVG

.247

HR

22

RBI

64

R

57

SB

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

On the surface, Perez's 2016 season was essentially a repeat of the prior campaign, with a small, but not unreasonable drop in batting average. A closer look, however, reveals the lower average result...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   DOB: 5/10/1990   BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Salvador Perez Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $52 million contract extension with the Royals in March of 2016.

March 25, 2017  –  Salvador Perez News

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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 150 606 578 57 150 47 28 2 17 70 1 0 22 85 0 3 3 .260 .289 .403 .692
2015 25 MAJ KC 142 553 531 52 138 46 25 0 21 70 1 0 13 82 0 5 4 .260 .280 .426 .706
2016 26 MAJ KC 139 546 514 57 127 52 28 2 22 64 0 0 22 119 0 2 8 .247 .288 .438 .726
2017 Spring Training 27   KC 10 31 30 4 6 4 2 0 2 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 .200 .226 .467 .692
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3-Year Averages     143 568 541 55 138 48 27 1 20 68 0 0 19 95 0 3 5 .255 .285 .420 .705
Career  (View All)     684 2,694 2,556 272 696 226 130 9 87 343 2 0 97 396 0 20 21 .272 .302 .432 .734

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Salvador Perez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 2 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .288 .438 .726
Oct. 1 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 30 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 29 Min 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .286 .438 .724
Sep. 28 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .285 .437 .722
Sep. 27 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .285 .440 .725
Sep. 25 @Det 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .287 .443 .730
Sep. 24 @Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .288 .440 .728
Sep. 23 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .289 .442 .731
Sep. 21 @Cle 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .289 .442 .731
Sep. 20 @Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .287 .435 .722
Sep. 19 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 18 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .288 .435 .723
Sep. 17 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .290 .438 .728
Sep. 16 CWS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .292 .441 .733
Sep. 15 Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .290 .440 .730
Sep. 14 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .291 .442 .733
Sep. 13 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .294 .446 .740
Sep. 12 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 11 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .294 .448 .742
Sep. 10 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .294 .450 .744
Sep. 9 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .254 .297 .454 .751
Sep. 5 @Min 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .296 .456 .752
Sep. 4 Det 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .295 .454 .749
Sep. 3 Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .294 .456 .750
Sep. 2 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .257 .294 .459 .753
Aug. 31 NYY 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .295 .463 .758
Last 7 Games 16 1 3 0 0 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .278 .375 .653
Last 14 Games 37 3 8 2 0 2 5 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .256 .432 .688
Last 30 Games 82 8 16 3 0 2 6 5 18 0 0 3 0 1 .195 .267 .305 .572

Salvador Perez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 128 1 7
2015 139 1 2
2014 146 4
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
20161501711180.247.473.763
201517294171.215.337.560

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163644011460.247.423.710
20153594317530.281.468.775

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162413211340.266.461.781
2015249239341.261.418.701

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162732511300.231.418.675
20152822912360.259.433.710
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 606 578 3.6% 14% 0.26 85% .279 .143
2015 25 MAJ KC 553 531 2.4% 14.8% 0.16 85% .273 .166
2016 26 MAJ KC 546 514 4% 21.8% 0.18 77% .282 .191
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3-Year Averages     568 541 3.3% 16.7% 0.20 82% .277 .165
Career     2,694 2,556 3.6% 14.7% 0.24 85% .294 .160

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Salvador Perez Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 1192.3 0 0 0 0 584 0 199 0
2015 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 C 1105.7 0 0 0 0 548 0 209 0
2016 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C -1 2 0 0 4 0 -4 1
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 1 6 1 0 3 0 -8 3
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Salvador Perez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.18 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
21.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.726 OPS
WEAK
.288 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.247 AVG
WEAK
.282 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.438 SLG
AVERAGE
.191 ISO
GOOD

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Salvador Perez

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

Perez (elbow), who is serving as the team's DH for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Padres, is expected to catch in games Friday and Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez (knee/elbow) is scheduled to DH on Wednesday and play catcher on Friday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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According to manager Ned Yost, Perez (knee/elbow) also hyperextended his left elbow a bit in the collision that removed him from WBC play, which could keep him out for a week, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Perez's second MRI was returned negative, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Perez (knee) is going for a second MRI on Tuesday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

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Perez (knee) had an MRI on Sunday, and the results showed "no damage beyond inflammation," Vahe Gregorian of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez is dealing with inflammation, Jon Heyman of MLB.com reports.

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Perez, who injured his knee in a collision at home plate Saturday, is headed for X-rays to determine the severity, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

It only feels like Perez catches 267 games a season, but he still plays a lot of games behind the plate. While he is a fantastic receiver behind the dish, there are issues at the dish for him. On the plus side, his power numbers continue to improve as his home run total has increased each of the past four seasons while his Isolated Power has increased each of the last three years. Hes also a high-contact hitter that is tough to strike out. The downside is he is allergic to walks and puts a lot of balls into play that his slow running cannot beat out for hits and thus his on base percentage has declined each season he has been in the majors. Hes a solid three-category producer at catcher, but the batting average is at the mercy of the BABIP gods but he could continue to grow his homer total this season.

2015

If nothing else, Perez's steady presence in the lineup makes him a valuable fantasy catcher, as only Jonathan Lucroy played in more games in 2014 -- and Lucroy saw much of that time at first base. The young backstop caught 150 games for manager Ned Yost, and rightfully earned his second straight Gold Glove award. Although he scored more runs (57) and collected more hits (150) than in any of his other major league seasons, each figure of his .260/.289/.403 slash line represented a career low. He chased a career-high 46.2% of pitches outside the strike zone, and as a result, struck out in 14 percent of his at-bats (another career-high). He'll presumably work on his pitch selection this offseason, an area that the 24-year-old has always struggled with a bit, having never posted a walk rate above five percent in any of his MLB season. His youth leaves him with plenty of time to improve his plate discipline, however, so there's enough reason for optimism heading into 2015.

2014

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 he also displayed a strong power surge that many thought would take longer to develop. Unfortunately, that power didn't materialize as expected last season. He ultimately finished the season batting .292 with 13 home runs (.141 ISO) and 79 RBI, numbers more reflective of expectations prior to the 2012 power surge. Perez doesn't walk or strikeout very often, so his on-base totals won't be huge unless he sees a spike in his BABIP. Still, his ability to put bat on ball and hit for a line drive rate above 20-percent, coupled with the fact that he'll hit in the heart of the Royals' lineup, should provide solid, above-average production from behind the plate.

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.