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Salvador Perez

28-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

AVG

.221

HR

13

RBI

41

R

27

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

When healthy, Perez is one of the few bell cow catchers left in the league. Unfortunately, he needed a two-week stint on the disabled list in August with a strained intercostal -- his first visit sinc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 5/10/1990   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.

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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
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 27 MAJ KC 129 498 471 57 126 52 24 1 27 80 1 0 17 95 0 5 5 .268 .297 .495 .792
2018 28 AA NOR 3 11 9 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .333 .364 .667 1.031
2018 28 AAA OMA 4 15 15 3 6 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .733 1.133
2018 28 MAJ KC 73 309 289 27 64 24 11 0 13 41 1 1 9 63 0 4 7 .221 .259 .394 .653
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3-Year Averages     136 531 505 55 130 49 25 1 23 71 0 0 17 98 0 4 5 .257 .286 .448 .734
Career  (View All)     886 3,501 3,316 356 886 302 165 10 127 464 4 1 123 554 0 29 33 .267 .298 .438 .736

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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
Jul. 15 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .259 .394 .653
Jul. 14 @CWS 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .259 .396 .655
Jul. 13 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .217 .256 .384 .640
Jul. 11 @Min 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .257 .386 .643
Jul. 10 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .254 .375 .629
Jul. 9 @Min 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .255 .378 .633
Jul. 8 Bos Did not play.
Jul. 7 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 .213 .255 .376 .631
Jul. 6 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .256 .381 .637
Jul. 4 Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .255 .381 .636
Jul. 3 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .209 .252 .379 .631
Jul. 2 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .253 .386 .639
Jul. 1 @Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .253 .388 .641
Jun. 30 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .253 .386 .639
Jun. 29 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .253 .388 .641
Jun. 27 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .257 .395 .652
Jun. 26 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .257 .397 .654
Jun. 25 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .261 .404 .665
Jun. 24 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 23 @Hou 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .266 .412 .678
Jun. 22 @Hou 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .267 .417 .684
Jun. 20 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .269 .417 .686
Jun. 19 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .269 .420 .689
Jun. 18 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .274 .429 .703
Jun. 17 Hou 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .274 .432 .706
Jun. 16 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .270 .431 .701
Jun. 15 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .275 .440 .715
Jun. 13 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .281 .449 .730
Jun. 12 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .286 .459 .745
Jun. 10 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .282 .461 .743
Last 7 Games 26 2 8 1 0 2 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 .308 .296 .577 .873
Last 14 Games 52 2 14 2 0 2 9 0 15 0 0 2 2 0 .269 .286 .423 .709
Last 30 Games 113 5 23 3 0 3 10 0 32 0 0 3 2 0 .204 .220 .310 .530

Salvador Perez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 58 1 14
2017 115 13
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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 4

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Salvador Perez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20187264110.194.389.629
20171361710270.257.500.788
20161501711180.247.473.763

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018217219301.230.396.662
20173354017531.272.493.794
20163644011460.247.423.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018141113120.206.312.578
2017230266321.239.387.654
20162413211340.266.461.781

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181481610291.236.473.725
20172413121480.295.598.923
20162732511300.231.418.675
Salvador Perez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .421 .186
2008 18 R BUR 48 40 10.4% 10.4% 1.00 88% .361 .050
2009 19 R IDA 258 233 7.4% 9.7% 0.76 89% .332 .112
2009 19 A BUR 136 127 4.4% 11% 0.40 88% .212 .047
2010 20 A WIL 396 365 4.5% 9.6% 0.47 90% .301 .121
2011 21 AA NOR 309 286 5.2% 9.7% 0.53 90% .290 .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% .362 .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% .299 .170
2013 23 MAJ KC 526 496 4% 12% 0.33 87% .311 .141
2014 24 MAJ KC 606 578 3.6% 14% 0.26 85% .278 .143
2015 25 MAJ KC 553 531 2.4% 14.8% 0.16 85% .270 .166
2016 26 MAJ KC 546 514 4% 21.8% 0.18 77% .280 .191
2017 27 MAJ KC 498 471 3.4% 19.1% 0.18 80% .280 .227
2018 28 AA NOR 11 9 0% 18.2% 0.00 78% .286 .334
2018 28 AAA OMA 15 15 0% 0% 0.00 100% .357 .333
2018 28 MAJ KC 309 289 2.9% 20.4% 0.14 78% .235 .173
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3-Year Averages     531 505 3.2% 18.5% 0.17 81% .276 .191
Career     3,501 3,316 3.5% 15.8% 0.22 83% .285 .171

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Salvador Perez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2017 941.7 0 19 0 0 3 0 1 -1 0 3 -6
2018 500 1 15 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 -5
1B 2018 10 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.14 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
20.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.653 OPS
TERRIBLE
.259 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.221 AVG
TERRIBLE
.235 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.394 SLG
POOR
.173 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Perez went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

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Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez (hand) will catch and bat fourth against the Mariners on Friday.

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Perez (hand) stated that he felt fine after leaving Wednesday's game and he should be back in action for Friday's series opener in Seattle, Rustin Dodd of The Athleticreports.

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Perez was removed from Wednesday's game after taking a foul a ball off his right hand, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

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Perez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Kansas City's 3-2 loss to Oakland on Sunday.

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Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Rangers.

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Perez went 2-for-4 with four RBI in Kansas City's 8-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.

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Perez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

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Perez went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and three RBI as the Royals topped the Yankees 5-2 on Friday.

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Perez went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and the game-winning two-run home run in Friday's 10-9 win over the Indians.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 resulted from a disconcerting decline in contact rate, the skill Perez relies on most for production as he rarely walks and in recent years has carried a below-average BABIP. Digging deeper, Perez's numbers on fastballs didn't change, but his strikeouts rose precipitously when facing breaking pitches and changeups. On the plus side, Perez surpassed the 20-homer plateau for the second straight season, enjoying an increase in isolated power for the third consecutive year. The big question is whether the still just 26-year-old backstop will improve against offspeed and breaking stuff. He'll continue to play more than most at the position, so assuming Perez's stock takes a hit from the low average, there's a nice buying opportunity here.

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.