Salvador Perez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/10/1990 (32)
Salvador Perez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Salvador Perez News
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) remains out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Cleveland Guardians. Perez is dealing with a sore left thumb and will miss his second straight game. The 32-year-old All-Star backstop is day-to-day and should have a chance to get back into the lineup for one of the final two games of the regular season on Tuesday and Wednesday. With Perez out again to begin the week, rookie MJ Melendez will start behind the plate and bat leadoff against Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie. The 23-year-old is only hitting .224 (100-for-447) in his first 126 major-league games in 2022, but he does have 18 home runs and 62 RBI. In nine games since Sept. 23, Melendez has gone 9-for-35 (.257) with a homer and five RBI.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) is absent from the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Cleveland Guardians. The veteran catcher has some thumb soreness but this is more of a maintenance day for him. MJ Melendez is starting behind the dish and Edward Olivares is filling in at designated hitter vs. Shane Bieber.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (hand) is back in the lineup on Sunday in the series finale against the Detroit Tigers. Perez didn't play Saturday after being struck in the hand by a pitch during Friday's game. The 32-year-old catcher is starting behind the dish and batting third against Tigers starter Matt Manning. Perez has battled injuries and inconsistency all season but has still put up some decent counting stats with 19 home runs and 63 RBI. His .236/.275/.452 batting line across 90 games leaves a lot to be desired, however.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been one of the top backstops in the fantasy world for nearly a decade but he took his offensive game to a whole other level in 2021. Perez, whose previous career-high of 27 HR was considered excellent for a catcher, suddenly went on a year-long power binge and finished with 48 HR, tying Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the Major League lead. He also drove in 121 runs and scored 88 times - 17 more than the next closest catcher (Will Smith). The crazy part is that he should have put up even better numbers. Statcast shows his xHR (expected home runs) was 52 based on his 99th percentile Barrel rate. If his 2021 season looks like an outlier, it may not be. He had been increasing his Brl% for four straight seasons and every supporting metric shows that his counting stats were deserved. Perez may not reach quite the same heights but he is an asset that can't be ignored for long on draft day given the enormous advantage he provides at the worst offensive position. Perez shouldn't escape beyond the first 40 picks and can be considered a top-30 selection in two-catcher leagues.