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Rafael Perez

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 5/15/1982   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Rangers in April of 2014.

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Rafael 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
2004 22 A Kin 1 1 0 4.7 10 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 11.57 2.58
2004 22 A Lak 23 22 0 115.0 121 62 9 99 47 7 6 0 4.85 1.46
2005 23 A Kin 14 14 0 77.2 54 29 6 48 32 8 5 0 3.36 1.11
2005 23 AA AKR 15 8 0 66.7 53 13 5 46 12 4 3 1 1.76 0.98
2006 24 AA AKR 12 12 0 67.3 53 21 3 53 22 4 5 0 2.81 1.11
2006 24 AAA BUF 13 0 0 27.3 20 8 0 33 8 0 3 0 2.63 1.02
2006 24 MAJ CLE 18 0 0 12.3 10 6 2 15 6 0 0 0 4.38 1.30
2007 25 AAA BUF 8 7 0 46.7 53 19 3 31 11 3 3 0 3.66 1.37
2007 25 MAJ CLE 44 0 0 60.7 41 12 5 62 15 1 2 1 1.78 0.92
2008 26 MAJ CLE 73 0 0 76.3 67 30 8 86 23 4 4 2 3.54 1.18
2009 27 AAA COL 16 0 0 21.7 23 2 0 23 5 1 0 3 0.83 1.29
2009 27 MAJ CLE 54 0 0 48.0 66 39 5 32 25 4 3 0 7.31 1.90
2010 28 MAJ CLE 70 0 0 61.0 72 22 3 36 25 6 1 0 4 13 3.25 1.59
2011 29 MAJ CLE 71 0 0 63.0 59 21 2 33 19 5 2 0 2 12 3.00 1.24
2012 30 AA Akr 2 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2012 30 AAA Col 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2012 30 MAJ CLE 8 0 0 7.7 5 3 1 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 3.52 1.17
2013 31 AA Por 25 0 0 30.2 27 9 3 30 5 2 2 6 0 0 2.64 1.06
2013 31 AAA Roc 25 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2014 32 AAA Rou 4 0 0 3.2 4 3 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.36 1.25
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 0 0 35.3 32 12 1 18 11 3 1 0 1 6 3.06 1.22
Career  (View All) MAJ   338 0 0 329.0 320 133 26 268 117 21 12 3 3.64 1.33

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Rafael Perez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201216133201.231
201112716928501.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201215312000.143
2011129171031811.270

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20124.00001314.501.00
201135.3300221402.291.33

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20123.71003102.451.36
201127.322011523.951.13
Rafael 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
2004 22 A Kin 1 1 4.7 5.79 3.86 1.50 1.93 54.5% 11.57 5.99 .470
2004 22 A Lak 23 22 115.0 7.75 3.68 2.11 0.70 66.7% 4.85 3.72 .332
2005 23 A Kin 14 14 77.2 5.60 3.73 1.50 0.70 71.3% 3.36 4.21 .220
2005 23 AA AKR 15 8 66.7 6.21 1.62 3.83 0.68 86.7% 1.76 3.43 .253
2006 24 AA AKR 12 12 67.3 7.08 2.94 2.41 0.40 75% 2.81 3.32 .268
2006 24 AAA BUF 13 0 27.3 10.87 2.63 4.13 0.00 71.4% 2.63 1.88 .312
2006 24 MAJ CLE 18 0 12.3 10.95 4.38 2.50 1.46 1.67 71.4% 4.38 4.38 .288
2007 25 AAA BUF 8 7 46.7 5.98 2.12 2.82 0.58 73.8% 3.66 3.48 .332
2007 25 MAJ CLE 44 0 60.7 9.20 2.23 4.13 0.74 1.61 86.3% 1.78 2.99 .248
2008 26 MAJ CLE 73 0 76.3 10.14 2.71 3.74 0.94 2.33 73.2% 89.6 MPH 3.54 3.24 .313
2009 27 AAA COL 16 0 21.7 9.55 2.08 4.60 0.00 92.9% 0.83 1.91 .376
2009 27 MAJ CLE 54 0 48.0 6.00 4.69 1.28 0.94 2.08 60.5% 90.8 MPH 7.31 4.84 .371
2010 28 MAJ CLE 70 0 61.0 5.31 3.69 1.44 0.44 2.35 79.8% 90.7 MPH 3.25 3.89 .337
2011 29 MAJ CLE 71 0 63.0 4.71 2.71 1.74 0.29 2.35 75% 89.3 MPH 3.00 3.47 .283
2012 30 AA Akr 2 1 4.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .151
2012 30 AAA Col 2 0 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .177
2012 30 MAJ CLE 8 0 7.7 4.70 4.70 1.00 1.17 0.90 75% 87.7 MPH 3.52 5.42 .185
2013 31 AA Por 25 0 30.2 8.94 1.49 6.00 0.89 79.3% 2.64 3.10 .303
2013 31 AAA Roc 25 0 4.0 4.50 6.75 0.67 2.25 100% 2.25 7.70 .097
2014 32 AAA Rou 4 0 3.2 11.25 0.00 0.00 2.81 33.3% 7.36 4.76 .374
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 0 35.3 4.58 2.80 1.64 0.25 73.8% 3.06 3.48 .275
Career MAJ   338 0 329.0 7.33 3.20 2.29 0.71 74% 3.64 3.70 .308

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2014 Stat Review for Rafael 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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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
11.25 K/9
ELITE
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.36 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.25 WHIP
WEAK
4.76 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.374 BABIP
HIGH
33.3% Strand Rate
LOW

Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Swisher CLE 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 .750 1.750 2.550
Howie Kendrick ANA 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.333 1.833
Alex Rios TEX 6 3 0 3 1 2 1 .500 1.167 1.738
Daric Barton OAK 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 .600 1.000 1.667
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Adam Jones BAL 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 .667 .833 1.500
Jay Bruce CIN 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 .600 .800 1.400
Nelson Cruz BAL 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 .250 1.000 1.400
Ben Zobrist TB 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 .600 .600 1.314
Jason Kubel MIN 11 5 0 3 2 1 0 .455 .727 1.266

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chone Figgins LA 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Delmon Young BAL 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .111
Carl Crawford LA 10 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000
Michael Cuddyer COL 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Matt Wieters BAL 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
John Buck SEA 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Brian Roberts NY-A 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kurt Suzuki MIN 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Gomez MIL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Perez signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Saturday.

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Perez has been assigned to Double-A Portland, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

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Perez signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Perez was released by the Twins on Friday, FOX Sports North reports.

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Perez (shoulder) was assigned to Triple-A Rochester, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Perez told the Twins he will not opt out of his minor-league contract May 1, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He'll continue to rehab his shoulder after offseason surgery with the goal of joining Triple-A Rochester sometime in May.

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Perez (shoulder) has had his velocity top out at only 84 miles per hour in extended spring training outings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Perez (shoulder) threw an inning at extended spring training Friday, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Rafael Perez.

2013

Perez was slowed by some early-spring shoulder soreness before landing on the DL in late April with more shoulder/lat issues. He tried the rehab route, but could never get over the last hurdle and eventually went under the knife in September. He's expected to be ready for spring training, but might be brought along slowly. In any event, Perez is looking for a new team after getting non-tendered by the Indians in November.

2012

Perez enjoyed a nice bounce-back season from his 2010 struggles, but he's still proven unable to find the form he flashed in 2007 and 2008. The downward spiraling strikeout rate trend continued again last year (10.14 K/9IP in 2008 down to 4.71 in 2011) and it really nosedived in the second half, as he fanned just eight batters in 25.1 innings. Perez doesn't chew up lefties like he used to and began to cede most of the setup duties to fellow southpaw Tony Sipp as the season wore on. He'll enter the season as the second lefty out of the Cleveland bullpen behind Sipp, but his days of dominating may be over.

2011

Perez rebounded a bit from some early-season struggles but it was still his second straight disappointing season (1.590 WHIP, 5.3 K/9IP) despite a 6-1 record and a 3.25 ERA. The precipitous drop in his strikeout rate (10.9, 9.2, 10.1, 6.0, 5.3 the last five years) has to be cause for major concern as he continues to struggle to find the form he flashed from 2006-2008. He could surprise and be a nice endgame staff filler, but don't be afraid to cut bait early if he comes out of the gate struggling again.

2010

Well that came out of nowhere. After two seasons of dominance out of the Indians' bullpen, Perez was just plain brutal in 2009. He made two trips to Triple-A Columbus to try and figure things out but never really did. Lefties hit .412 off of him and he was knocked around at home where batters hit .446 off of him when they put the ball in play. That's just short of ridiculous. Add it all up and you get an ugly casserole (7.31 ERA, 1.896 WHIP) that hopefully wasn't kept as leftovers in the fridge this offseason. He'll be back as the team's primary weapon out of the bullpen from the left side.

2009

Perez took awhile to get untracked but was back to his old ways in the second half (1.009 WHIP and 42 Ks in 33.2 innings). The Indians have been hesitant to move him into the closer's role, a far too common plight for dominant southpaws, and he'll likely be relegated to a setup role again this season. He'll get a few saves along the way but his usage, and not his effectiveness, will limit his fantasy impact.

2008

Perez teamed up with Rafael Betancourt to give the Indians a devasting lefty-righty combination in the late innings last season. Perez posted a 0.923 WHIP and a 1.78 ERA in 60.2 innings. He's probably had too much success in his current role for the Indians to ever consider moving him back into the starting rotation but he has had some success in that role in the minors. He's much more that just a lefty specialist (righties hit just .213 off him last year in 35.1 innings) and the Indians realized that. He'll be back in a similiar role with the Indians again in 2008.

2007

Got a call-up to the bigs last year, after 535.2 career innings in the minors. He's still young, but has always walked too many people and will need to harness his stuff to stick around for a while.

2006

After struggling for parts of two years in Single-A, Cleveland finally found the answer to Perez' problems -- they moved him to Double-A. In Akron, Perez had a 1.75 ERA in 66-plus innings, including eight starts, walking 12 and striking out 46. He'll be just 24 in 2006 and he'll still be a lefty, which means he could be looking forward to a nice, quick rise to the majors and a decent career.