Salvador Perez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/10/1990 (33)
Salvador Perez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Salvador Perez News
Catcher Salvador Perez (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol and will join the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park during their series against the Houston Astros on Saturday. The veteran backstop sustained a mild concussion after taking a foul ball to his facemask last Saturday, but he is positioned to be activated from the 7-day injured list when first eligible for Sunday's series finale, per manager Matt Quatraro. Perez will aim to wrap up the campaign on a high note upon his return, as he's hitting only .252 with a .706 OPS (his lowest figures since 2018) with 21 home runs, 20 doubles, and 72 RBI in 511 at-bats. The eight-time All-Star should also supply a boost to fantasy playoff rosters in the championship round.
The Kansas City Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez (concussion) on the seven-day concussion injured list (retroactive to Sept. 17) on Monday and selected the contract of catcher Tyler Cropley from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move. The Royals also moved catcher Freddy Fermin (finger) to the 60-day injured list. Perez suffered the concussion on Saturday when he took a foul tip to the mask, and with very little time remaining before the end of the regular season, the 33-year-old veteran might have played his last game of 2023. For the time being, the Royals will roll with Cropley and Logan Porter as their two catchers. If this is the end of the year for Perez, he'd finish with a .252/.291/.415 slash line with 21 home runs, 72 RBI and 56 runs scored in 511 at-bats in 2023.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (head) is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Houston Astros. Perez took a foul ball off his face mask in the fifth inning of Saturday's contest and left early with a "non-concussive head impact," according to Anne Rogers of MLB.com. Perez is reportedly feeling better, per manager Matt Quatraro, but he will start this one on the bench but could be available as a pinch-hitter. Logan Porter is starting behind the dish in Perez's place.
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.