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Oliver Perez
Birthdate: 8/15/1981 (35 y, 7 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-3/205     Position: P
Contract: $7M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Perez heads into 2017 as the top LOOGY in the Nationals' bullpen. (2/2/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Ollie Perez has lived several lives as a major league player. First, he was a touted prospect, culminating in an excellent 2004 season. Then he was the frustrating young lefty who couldn't throw enough strikes to help the Mets. He was a big reason why the late-aughts Mets were surpassed by the Phillies. Once New York finally gave up, he entered the third phase of his career. Now Perez is a quality reliever. Last year was his worst since adapting to the role in 2012. While he can be tough on lefties, his platoon splits are inconsistent year-to-year. Teams have used him as a lefty specialist even though the numbers are ambivalent. Dig a little deeper, and it makes sense. Perez leans heavily on his slider, throwing it over 40% of the time. And that is why he's still used in a platoon. The fastball only works because of the slider, and most sliders have a stark platoon split. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: I can't believe we're still writing about this guy. Perez has been bumming around the majors since that time I made a 20x20 H2H league as a high school freshman. His fantasy value is nil.

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