Hernan Perez
Hernan Perez
30-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Hernan Perez in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Brewers in May of 2021. Released by the Brewers in July of 2021.
Heading to KBO
2BMilwaukee Brewers  F
July 4, 2021
Perez was granted his release by the Brewers on Sunday and agreed to a contract with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 30-year-old signed with the Brewers in early May after beginning the season with the Nationals, and he'd been hitting well at Triple-A Nashville with a .357/.396/.536 slash line in 23 games. Perez struggled in 13 major-league appearances between the Nationals and Cubs over the past two years, and he'll attempt to revitalize his career in South Korea.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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2
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .678 138 14 5 9 3 .238 .270 .408
Since 2019vs Right .523 135 16 3 9 2 .189 .231 .291
2021vs Left .298 14 1 0 0 0 .083 .214 .083
2021vs Right .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Left .400 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2020vs Right .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Left .731 119 13 5 9 3 .257 .280 .451
2019vs Right .557 127 16 3 9 2 .202 .246 .311
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .644 139 17 3 7 5 .246 .290 .354
Since 2019Away .557 134 13 5 11 0 .181 .211 .346
2021Home .350 12 1 0 0 0 .100 .250 .100
2021Away .000 9 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020Home .400 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2020Away .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Home .680 122 16 3 7 5 .261 .298 .383
2019Away .604 124 13 5 11 0 .197 .228 .376
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Stat Review
How does Hernan Perez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
9.5%
 
K Rate
47.6%
 
BABIP
.111
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.053
 
OBP
.143
 
SLG
.053
 
OPS
.195
 
wOBA
.108
 
Exit Velocity
76.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Perez's downward slide continued in 2019, as the utility man saw his average (.228) and OPS (.641) both go in the wrong direction for the fourth consecutive season. Perez scuffled out of the gates and was designated for assignment in June after hitting .235 through 59 games. He cleared waivers and ultimately returned to Milwaukee in August after a brief stint in the minors, though his struggles continued, as he hit .217 over his final 32 games. Perez once again fared better against lefties in 2019, though his OPS against southpaws dipped to .731 after he finished with a mark over .780 in each of the prior two seasons. His positional versatility remains a valuable asset, but it's hard to see Perez, who signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs that includes an invite to spring training, carving out a significant role for himself, even if he spends time on the big-league roster.
Perez reprised his role as a utility player for the Brewers last season, though he received over 100 fewer at-bats than the did the year before and saw his OPS fall for the second year in a row. The Brewers value Perez's versatility -- he can play both infield and outfield -- and decided to bring him back for another season. That almost certainly guarantees him a spot on the Opening-Day roster barring anything drastic in spring training, but don't expect him to see any more playing time than he did in 2018. He figures to see the bulk of his playing time at second base, and against left-handed pitchers, given that he posted an OPS north of .780 while facing southpaws in each of the last three years.
Perez's numbers from 2016 to 2017 weren't all that different, with the notable exception being his steep decline in the stolen base department despite the Brewers still finishing first in the National League in that category. Despite a strong 2016 campaign it was assumed that Perez would fill a super utility role for a second straight season, and he did just that, starting games at every defensive position besides first base and catcher. While Perez lacks a regular spot in the Brewers' starting nine, he still plays enough and contributes enough to the power and speed categories to hold value in deeper fantasy leagues, and he would generally be first in line for regular playing time in the event of an injury. However, unless he starts stealing bases like he did two years ago, he's not going to be more than an insurance option for fantasy owners to begin the year.
A couple years ago, Perez was one of the Tigers' better prospects, but even by those standards, his 2016 came as quite a surprise. He flashed decent power and excelled with his speed over 123 games for the Brewers. His main weakness is his lack of plate discipline (4.2 percent walk rate), which resulted in a poor .302 OBP. Unfortunately, Perez is unlikely to see everyday at-bats in 2017, which caps his upside. He could occupy the short side of a platoon with Eric Thames or Travis Shaw at the infield corners, and his ability to play at least passably at every outfield and infield spot should allow him to get occasional starts elsewhere when a righty is on the hill. When he does see playing time, he should continue to have the green light on the bases, which will be his main source of fantasy value. Of course, if any number of players suffered an injury, he could be thrust into everyday duty, which would make his stock soar.
The Brewers claimed Perez off of waivers from the Tigers in June in an attempt to get a utility player with more offensive upside than fellow utility man Elian Herrera. After a rough start with the Tigers at the beginning of the season, Perez produced a decent .270 batting average and even held the starting second base job and third base job at different points of the year. Perez is a candidate for the starting third base job headed into spring training given his solid production while being more of a fill-in for regular players in 2015, but his situation is worth monitoring in case the Brewers decide to go with another utility player in Elian Herrera for their third base needs or if they want to see what younger players like Yadiel Rivera can bring to the table. Either way, Perez's ability to play every infield position will help his case for more playing time, but it remains to be seen what his final role will be in the upcoming season.
Other than an eight-game stint in September, Perez was relegated to minor league duty at Triple-A Toledo in 2014. For the second consecutive season, he put together a decent showing in the minors, hitting .287/.331/.404 with 45 extra-base hits (six homers, seven triples, 32 doubles), 21 steals, 53 RBI and 69 runs. He showed improved plate discipline in his first full season at the highest level of the minors, posting a 65:36 K:BB ratio in 547 at-bats. Perez played primarily shortstop for the Mud Hens, once again providing steady defense. It remains to be seen if his long-term position will be shortstop or second base, but since he profiles more as a utility infielder in the majors, the diversity should be considered a plus. With Ian Kinsler, Jose Iglesias, and Andrew Romine expected to assume the starting and backup middle-infield gigs, Perez will have a tough time cracking the Opening Day roster.
After putting together a successful showing during his first prolonged exposure to the higher levels of the minors, Perez has piqued the interest of the Tigers’ brass. Perez hit .301/.330/.410 with 38 steals, 48 runs and 39 RBI in 429 at-bats split between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo last season. His first lengthy stint with the Tigers was quite a bit bumpier than his strong showing in the minors, as Perez hit just .197 in 66 at-bats. Despite the rough showing in Detroit, the Tigers’ brass remain optimistic Perez can develop into a quality major league second baseman. He’s already considered a plus defender at the position while possessing the skills to fill in at shortstop at times, and his speed makes him a threat on the basepaths. But Perez’s aggressiveness at the plate and inability to draw a free pass – his walk rate has never topped 6.8 percent in his minor league travels – could cap his impact in the steals category. Prior to the team’s acquisition of Ian Kinsler in November, Detroit was giving serious consideration to looking at Perez as an everyday option at second base. The 23-year-old infielder won’t be seeing regular at-bats with Detroit this season, but he should carve out a role as one of the team’s primary bench options, likely assuming the duties that Ramon Santiago has held over the past six years.
The 20-year-old middle infielder hit .258/.314/.364 in 503 at-bats with Low-A West Michigan in 2011. Perez is a solid line-drive hitter with power to the gaps. He doesn't profile as a power hitter, but he could provide decent pop for a middle infielder once he fully develops. His 23 steals hint at a future base-stealing threat, but Perez doesn't have the elite-level speed required to be a big-time theft at the major league level. At 20, he still has plenty of time to develop, but Perez projects as nothing more than a utility player at this time.
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Back with Brewers
2BFree Agent  F
May 7, 2021
Perez signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Friday and was assigned to Triple-A Nashville.
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Elects free agency
2BFree Agent  F
May 6, 2021
Perez cleared outright waivers Thursday and elected free agency, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Designated for assignment
2BWashington Nationals  F
May 4, 2021
Perez was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Playing time drops
2BWashington Nationals  F
April 11, 2021
Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Not starting Friday
2BWashington Nationals  F
April 9, 2021
Perez is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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