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Salvador Perez

25-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

AVG

.260

HR

21

RBI

70

R

52

SB

1

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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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:

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.

October 4, 2015  –  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 IDA 12 46 43 7 17 5 3 1 1 6 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 .395 .413 .581 .994
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
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
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3-Year Averages     143 560 535 52 144 44 26 1 17 73 0 0 18 76 0 4 3 .269 .295 .417 .711

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)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @Min 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .280 .426 .706
Oct. 3 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .278 .419 .697
Oct. 2 @Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .280 .422 .702
Oct. 1 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .280 .422 .702
Sep. 30 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .280 .421 .701
Sep. 29 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .279 .421 .700
Sep. 28 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .277 .420 .697
Sep. 27 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .279 .423 .702
Sep. 26 Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .279 .425 .704
Sep. 25 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 24 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .280 .424 .704
Sep. 23 Sea 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .279 .425 .704
Sep. 22 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .276 .422 .698
Sep. 20 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .277 .423 .700
Sep. 18 @Det 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .278 .426 .704
Sep. 17 @Cle 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .274 .418 .692
Sep. 16 @Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .275 .421 .696
Sep. 15 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .275 .420 .695
Sep. 14 @Cle 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .275 .420 .695
Sep. 13 @Bal 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .273 .420 .693
Sep. 12 @Bal 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .271 .414 .685
Sep. 11 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .269 .414 .683
Sep. 9 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .268 .415 .683
Sep. 8 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .271 .420 .691
Sep. 7 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .253 .273 .423 .696
Sep. 6 CWS 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .255 .275 .426 .701
Sep. 5 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 4 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .273 .420 .693
Sep. 3 Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .275 .422 .697
Last 7 Days 23 3 7 1 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .304 .478 .782
Last 14 Days 39 4 12 3 0 1 4 1 7 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .317 .462 .779
Last 30 Days 98 12 27 6 0 3 14 3 16 0 0 1 1 2 .276 .301 .429 .730

Salvador Perez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
201517294171.215.337.560
2014133134161.226.346.632
2013139165210.317.518.867

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153594317530.281.468.775
20144454413540.270.420.710
2013357328580.283.401.714

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015249239341.261.418.701
2014271308331.251.399.693
2013233266440.318.464.809

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152822912360.259.433.710
2014307279370.267.407.691
2013263227350.270.407.710
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 IDA 46 43 4.3% 10.9% 0.40 88% .432 .186
2008 18 R BUR 48 40 10.4% 10.4% 1.00 88% .371 .050
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
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3-Year Averages     560 535 3.2% 13.6% 0.24 86% .287 .148

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Salvador Perez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.260 AVG
WEAK
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.426 SLG
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.166 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.16 BB/K
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2.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
14.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.706 OPS
WEAK
.280 OBP
TERRIBLE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Salvador Perez

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

Perez (thumb) is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Perez (thumb) indicated after Thursday's game that he's fine, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez left Thursday's game with a swollen right thumb, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

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Perez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

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Perez (knee) is in the starting lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

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Perez was removed from Wednesday's game for precautionary reasons with a bruised left knee, Joel Goldberg of FSKC reports.

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Perez will take a rare day off, as he's out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

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Perez was 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday night.

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Perez went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Indians.

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Perez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Royals VP of Communications Mike Swanson reports.

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Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.