Perez
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.232
HR
19
RBI
56
R
38
SB
1
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 since being concussed in 2013. Despite failing to reach 500 plate appearances... read more
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 since being concussed in 2013. Despite failing to reach 500 plate appearances for the first time since 2012 (falling one short), Perez set career highs with 27 homers and 80 RBI, while tying 2016's career best 57 runs scored. An increase in HR/FB fueled by a higher hard contact rate drove the power surge. Perez remained allergic to walks, drawing a free pass in just 3.4 percent of his trips to the dish. The 27-year old backstop aggravated his side in September, but is expected to be healthy in the spring. While some regression in power is likely, note his ISO has increased every season since 2013. Not only does Perez play almost every day, he hits high up in the order, making him a great target for those not afraid to invest in a catcher.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 230 lbs.    DOB: 5/10/1990    Drafted: 2006Show Contract
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Salvador Perez Contract Info:
Agreed to a five-year, $52 million contract extension with the Royals in March of 2016.
Hits two doubles, drives in one
CKansas City Royals
August 15, 2018
Perez went 2-for-5 with a run, an RBI and two doubles in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
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Salvador Perez 2018 MLB Game Log
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  • AB:
    8
  • H:
    1
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .125
  • OBP:
    .125
  • SLG:
    .125
  • OPS:
    .250
2018 Stat Review for Salvador Perez
0.15 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.9 % BB Rate
TERRIBLE
19.7 % K Rate
AVERAGE
0.697 OPS
POOR
0.273 OBP
TERRIBLE
0.232 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.243 BABIP
LOW
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Salvador Perez 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Salvador Perez 2017 Preseason 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 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.
  3. Salvador Perez 2016 Preseason 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 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. He’s 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. He’s 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.
  4. Salvador Perez 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Salvador Perez 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Salvador Perez 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Salvador Perez 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Hits two doubles, drives in one
CKansas City Royals
August 15, 2018
Perez went 2-for-5 with a run, an RBI and two doubles in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
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Collects two hits
CKansas City Royals
August 12, 2018
Perez went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the 8-2 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
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Three-hit day Tuesday
CKansas City Royals
July 24, 2018
Perez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.
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Cranks 14th homer
CKansas City Royals
July 21, 2018
Perez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Twins.
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Homers for 13th time in 2018
CKansas City Royals
July 14, 2018
Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.
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