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Chris Perez

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Perez dealt with some off-field issues in addition to a shoulder injury that cropped up in spring training, and he was eventually replaced as the Cleveland's closer in the final days of the season. He...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 7/1/1985   BORN: Bradenton, FL   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)      Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Perez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Dodgers in December of 2013.

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Chris Perez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 21 A Eug 26 3 0 51.0 50 34 2 52 35 4 2 0 6.00 1.67
2007 21 AA SPR 39 0 0 40.7 17 11 3 62 28 2 0 27 2.43 1.11
2007 21 AAA MEM 15 0 0 14.0 6 7 2 15 13 0 1 9 4.50 1.36
2008 22 AAA MEM 26 0 0 25.3 18 9 3 38 12 1 1 11 3.20 1.18
2008 22 MAJ STL 41 0 0 41.7 34 16 5 42 22 3 3 7 3.46 1.34
2009 23 AAA MEM 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 2 0.00 0.75
2009 23 MAJ CLE 32 0 0 33.3 24 16 5 38 12 0 1 1 4.32 1.08
2009 23 MAJ STL 29 0 0 23.7 17 11 3 30 15 1 1 1 4.18 1.35
2009  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CLE/STL 61 0 0 57.0 41 27 8 68 27 1 2 2 4.26 1.19
2010 24 MAJ CLE 63 0 0 63.0 40 12 4 61 28 2 2 23 4 9 1.71 1.08
2011 25 MAJ CLE 64 0 0 59.7 46 22 5 39 26 4 7 36 4 0 3.32 1.21
2012 26 MAJ CLE 61 0 0 57.7 49 23 6 59 16 0 4 39 4 0 3.59 1.13
2013 27 A Mah 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 27 A Lak 1 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2013 27 AA Akr 1 0 0 1.0 5 5 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 45.00 5.00
2013 27 MAJ CLE 54 0 0 54.0 56 26 11 54 21 5 3 25 5 1 4.33 1.43
2014 28 MAJ LAD 9 0 0 6.3 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 5 0.00 0.79
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Perez
3-Year Averages MAJ   59 0 0 57.1 50 23 7 50 21 3 4 33 4 0 3.62 1.24
Career  (View All) MAJ   353 0 0 339.3 268 126 39 327 143 15 21 132 3.34 1.21

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Chris Perez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 16 @SF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.79
Apr. 15 @SF 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.83
Apr. 13 @Ari 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.64
Apr. 8 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.75
Apr. 6 SF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.67
Apr. 5 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Apr. 2 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mar. 30 @SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mar. 22 @Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Mar. 22 @Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
6.3 2 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 5 0.00 0.79
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
6.7 2 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0.00 0.75
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
6.7 2 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0.00 0.75

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Chris Perez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313030934917.291
2012130341121412.181
2011131271722701.198

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013113241222614.229
201211225528434.267
201111712924314.233

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.74213341373.981.36
201233.0031932933.821.24
201133.34418231321.351.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201322.3111220844.841.52
201224.7012027733.280.97
201126.30318161335.811.41
Chris Perez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 21 A Eug 26 3 51.0 9.18 6.18 1.49 0.35 61.4% 6.00 4.08 .343
2007 21 AA SPR 39 0 40.7 13.72 6.20 2.21 0.66 81% 2.43 3.77 .210
2007 21 AAA MEM 15 0 14.0 9.64 8.36 1.15 1.29 70.6% 4.50 5.91 .140
2008 22 AAA MEM 26 0 25.3 13.50 4.26 3.17 1.07 77.8% 3.20 3.28 .310
2008 22 MAJ STL 41 0 41.7 9.07 4.75 1.91 1.08 0.89 78.4% 95.2 MPH 3.46 4.38 .278
2009 23 AAA MEM 3 0 4.0 9.00 6.75 1.33 0.00 100% 0.00 3.45 .000
2009 23 MAJ CLE 32 0 33.3 10.26 3.24 3.17 1.35 0.81 64.5% 94.3 MPH 4.32 3.99 .253
2009 23 MAJ STL 29 0 23.7 11.41 5.70 2.00 1.14 0.81 72.4% 94.3 MPH 4.18 4.28 .276
2009  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CLE/STL 61 0 57.0 10.74 4.26 2.52 1.26 0.81 68.3% 94.3 MPH 4.26 4.11 .262
2010 24 MAJ CLE 63 0 63.0 8.71 4.00 2.18 0.57 0.75 87.5% 94.6 MPH 1.71 3.66 .236
2011 25 MAJ CLE 64 0 59.7 5.88 3.92 1.50 0.75 0.60 74.6% 93.4 MPH 3.32 4.44 .241
2012 26 MAJ CLE 61 0 57.7 9.21 2.50 3.69 0.94 0.97 71.2% 94.0 MPH 3.59 3.44 .293
2013 27 A Mah 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2013 27 A Lak 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .524
2013 27 AA Akr 1 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 27.00 0% 45.00 41.20 .709
2013 27 MAJ CLE 54 0 54.0 9.00 3.50 2.57 1.83 1.40 77.3% 92.7 MPH 4.33 5.24 .314
2014 28 MAJ LAD 9 0 6.3 5.68 4.26 1.33 0.00 1.00 100% 94.0 MPH 0.00 3.36 .126
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Perez
3-Year Averages MAJ   59 0 57.1 7.88 3.31 2.38 1.10 75% 3.62 4.15 .279
Career MAJ   353 0 339.3 8.67 3.79 2.29 1.03 76.6% 3.34 4.07 .267

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Perez    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.68 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.26 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.79 WHIP
ELITE
3.36 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.126 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Chris Perez (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dayan Viciedo CHI-A 6 3 2 3 0 1 0 .500 1.833 2.333
Seth Smith SD 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 .600 1.400 2.000
Endy Chavez SEA 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Jed Lowrie OAK 4 2 1 4 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Trevor Plouffe MIN 9 5 1 2 0 3 0 .556 1.000 1.556
Alex Avila DET 7 3 1 3 2 2 1 .429 1.000 1.556
Adam Lind TOR 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 .333 1.000 1.500
Jose Bautista TOR 13 6 2 4 0 2 0 .462 1.000 1.429
Melky Cabrera TOR 5 3 0 4 0 2 0 .600 .800 1.400
Joey Votto CIN 4 1 1 2 1 2 0 .250 1.000 1.400

Best Matchups for Chris Perez (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Quintin Berry BAL 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Curtis Granderson NY-N 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Hill AZ 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Clete Thomas PHI 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Saunders SEA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Francoeur SD 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brayan Pena CIN 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Punto OAK 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Quentin SD 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Josh Reddick OAK 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Perez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dodgers, pending a physical Monday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Perez is close to signing a one-year deal with the Dodgers, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Perez was released by the Indians on Thursday.

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Perez is on the roster for Wednesday's Wild Card matchup with the Rays, MLB.com reports.

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Perez is no longer the Indians' primary closer, WTAM 1100 reports.

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Perez allowed four runs on four hits over 0.2 innings Thursday against the Twins.

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Manager Terry Francona confirmed after Tuesday's game that Perez is still the team's closer, Nick Camino of WTAM Cleveland reports.

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Perez gave up two earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts Tuesday, giving up a ninth inning lead against the White Sox. He was relieved by Bryan Shaw, who recorded the final out of the ninth.

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Perez earned his 24th save in 28 chances in Friday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.

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Perez earned his 23rd save of the season Monday against the Royals as he allowed two walks, one hit and recorded one strikeout in one scoreless inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Perez had a number of clashes with the team's front office and fans, but put together a fine season on the field with a career-high 39 saves. He was able to reverse a three-year dip in his strikeout rate and showed the best control (2.5 BB/9) of his career, in addition to the gaudy save total. Perez figures to be a popular trade target with a hefty raise expected in arbitration and with the Indians stuck in a rebuilding limbo. Assuming he remains in Cleveland, Perez is a notch below the league's elite options as he gets hit a bit more than most closers when he leaves pitches in the strike zone.

2012

Perez had a stranglehold on the closer spot all season long, resulting in a 36-save season. He was far from dominant despite his gaudy save total, and the huge drop in his strikeout rate (8.71 K/9IP to 5.88) has to raise some warning flags. He's still fighting the control demons (3.92 BB/9IP last year, 4.29 for his career) but he has been able to walk the tightrope so far. The Indians have a nice flame-throwing setup man in Vinnie Pestano, but there's no reason to think Perez is in any danger of losing his grip on the closer job despite some warning signs in his non-save numbers. He'll be back as the team's closer and should eclipse the 30-save mark again this year.

2011

Perez got a shot to close games after an injury to Kerry Wood in spring training and inherited the role full time upon Wood's trade to the Yankees, racking up 23 saves with a sparkling 1.71 ERA. He was absolutely dominant in the season's second half (0.63 ERA, 16 saves, 0.872 WHIP, 32 K in 28.2 IP) as he allowed just two earned runs after June 28. The only remaining issue is a few too many walks (4.0 BB/9IP last year), but that's an improvement from his days with the Cardinals. He'll return as the team's closer to open the season with a clear path to 30-plus saves.

2010

Perez was lights out for the Indians after a midseason trade, though his ERA (4.32) may not reflect just how well he pitched. A 1.080 WHIP, 10.3 K/9IP and a 3.17 K/BB ratio point to him being more than capable of closing out games if the rebuilding Indians decide to trade Kerry Wood and the rest of his contract ($10.5 million in 2010 and an $11 million option if he finishes 55 games in 2010). Perez makes for a great closer-in-waiting candidate as offseason surgery to remove a bone and cyst in his foot should be of no concern.

2009

Perez has been called the St. Louis "Closer of the Future" for a few years now, and in 2008 he finally got his chance. He was nearly perfect in August before hitting the wall in September. He'll compete with Jason Motte for the closer role this year, but if Motte pitches as well in March as he did in 2008, Perez will have an uphill climb.

2008

Although Perez played at three levels last year, his control abandoned him at every turn. Perez walked 76 batters in 106 innings, but his strikeout rate was high as well, including 13.72 K/9 in 39 appearances for Double-A Springfield. Perez looks like the top candidate to eventually replace Jason Isringhausen, but he’ll have to get his control problems straightened out before the Cardinals give him a chance.