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
The Kansas City Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. He suffered a sprained left thumb during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. The 32-year-old will continue to be evaluated and miss at least the next 10 days. Sebastian Rivero was promoted to the big league roster in a corresponding move. MJ Melendez will step in as Kansas City's primary catcher and should see an uptick in at-bats while Perez is sidelined. He is hitting 217 with an RBI and a run scored over nine games in 2022. Despite his struggles at the plate, the 23-year-old has upside and should be added in two-catcher formats.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) was removed from Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox due to a left thumb sprain. He was the team's designated hitter for the game and he went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts before Carlos Santana came in to replace him. Following his historic 2021 season, Perez has certainly been underwhelming thus far in 2022. Over 33 games, he's slashing .203/.237/.398 with six home runs, 16 RBI and 13 runs. We should have an update on the severity of his injury shortly so make sure to stay tuned.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (leg) was moved from catcher to designated hitter on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers after dealing with right leg discomfort that first popped up when he caught the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. Perez said he's feeling good, but he's constantly dealing with soreness as a catcher. It sounds like normal wear and tear for a backstop, and there's a chance Salvy is back at DH on Wednesday night against Texas. The seven-time All-Star has five home runs and 10 RBI in his first 27 games of the season, but he's also hitting just .196 (21-for-107). Regardless, his power abilities make him a must-start fantasy backstop every time he's in the lineup.
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.