Salvador Perez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/10/1990 (31)
Salvador Perez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Salvador Perez News
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez put together a strong game at the plate in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and an RBI. Surprisingly, Saturday's walk was his first walk since June 14. Even though his plate discipline numbers have been suspect over the last month and a half, he's still been absolutely mashing over that stretch. He slashed .292/.318/.585 with nine home runs in June and he has a .277/.292/.426 slash line with two home runs so far in July. Perez has been the top catcher in fantasy so far and should continue to dominate for fantasy managers in the second half of the year as long as he remains healthy.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (back) was removed from Saturday's game against the Cleveland Indians due to back tightness. He first started feeling the tightness after diving for a bunt in the third inning. He stayed in the game initially and even hit a two-run home run after the dive. However, he was eventually taken out of the game and replaced by Sebastian Rivero. Perez is scheduled to be further evaluated on Sunday. With the All-Star break beginning on Monday, there's a strong chance that Perez sits out Sunday's game and he may also be questionable for Monday's Home Run Derby now.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez capped off a dramatic ninth inning come-from-behind win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. The ninth inning began with the Royals trailing 6-2, but the team went on to put a rally together, bringing Perez to the plate with the winning run on base. Perez delivered by hitting a walk-off single, sending Nicky Lopez home to score the game-winning run. Overall, Perez went 2-for-5 in the game. He is now slashing .281/.307/.509 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and 40 runs over 85 games on the year. He looks to be the pretty clear top fantasy catcher in all formats as we near the All-Star break.
Salvador Perez put up huge numbers in his return to KC, slashing .333/.353/.633 with 11 HR in just 156 PAs. One major reason why was his .375 BABIP, nearly 100 points higher than his career mark of .287. The reason for the jump was an LD% spike (20.4% in 2018, 27% last year) that probably won't prove sustainable, so fantasy managers should expect significant regression in 2021. He also has terrible plate discipline (1.9 BB%, 23.1 K% with a 47.2% chase rate in 2020) that makes him a significant batting average risk. Furthermore, Perez benefited from a HR/FB surge last season (25.6% vs. 14.8% in '18) despite seeing his average airborne exit velocity hold steady (94 mph last year, 94.3 in 2018). His rate of Brls/BBE improved from 10.8% to 13.9% in that time frame, but that looks like small sample size noise considering that Perez's FB% also declined (45% to 37.4%). The 30-year-old Perez still projects as one of the best catchers available on draft day, but he's unlikely to provide the raw statistics you'd expect from an ADP of 81.48. You're better off taking a better player instead and figuring your catching situation out later.