- Pillar, Perez, and Our Common Bond
individual paradigm dramatically alters his or her view of the game. Case in point, what common ground could Salvador Perez and Kevin Pillar possibly share beyond their profession? Perez, who
- Sal Perez and Awarding Contract Extensions Out of Fairness
Earlier this week, Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals agreed on a second contract extension. In terms of financial need or justification for the Royals, there weren't any compelling reasons
- Royals Extend Salvador Perez, the Most Royals Player
haste to try to see the future. This would be where the Royals have perfected a magic formula.
If there's one player who might adequately represent the Royals in a nutshell, it's Salvador Perez. You
- Jean Segura and Salvador Perez: The Quest to Never Walk
of the game.
Take, for instance, the hitters we're going to discuss today: Jean Segura and Salvador Perez. You might not have visited their player pages recently, but take a look at a few select
- A Luis Severino Update
After his first nine Major League starts, Luis Severino has somehow failed to excite any of us RotoGraphers enough to convince us to write an article about him. So here it is, finally. Before
- Watching Johnny Cueto and Salvador Perez
place off of it. As Andy McCullough wrote, Cueto felt like he needed to express something about Salvador Perez.
Part of his trouble, Cueto explained to the team, was he tries to throw exactly toward
- Luis Severino and Defining the Debut Adrenaline Effect
league debut was full of butterflies for Owens. And so it was for Luis Severino. Just in a different way than most.
We don't have the debut date for every pitcher in the PITCHf/x era, but we do
- Martin Perez Is Also Back, or Might Be
Genesis that says so.
It is with this theme in mind that we examine the similarly dramatic return, and more compelling masterpiece, of Harrison’s now-former teammate, southpaw Martin Perez
- Yankees Bolster Their Rotation with Luis Severino
of top prospect Luis Severino may have been the primary reason for the Yankees' inaction. Minutes after the non-waiver trade deadline had passed, Brian Cashman revealed the 21-year-old's next start
- A.J. Griffin and Martin Perez: Deep League Wire
, Kendall Graveman and Jesse Chavez, so opportunity shouldn't be a concern.
Martin Perez | SP TEX | 7% Owned
I think Perez is a little more interesting than Griffin. He's a ground ball pitcher
- Derek Dietrich & Eury Perez: Deep League Wire
all over the place. So don't concern yourself with the potential for a .220 average. Just consider his power at a middle infield slot with eligibility soon to be gained at third.
- The Daily Grind, Erasmo, Perez, Grichuk
Daily DFS - Erasmo
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Morton, Perez, Weaver, Grichuk, Pagan
Stacking advice and hitter picks invariably
- Braves Back End: Foltynewicz and Perez
Williams Perez is not a very well known pitcher and I was actually a bit surprised when the Braves went with him in the rotation over top prospect Matt Wisler, but they have opted
- Monitoring Salvador Perez's Workload
the beanings and the yelling and the pointing, there was a significant and rare day for the Royals as Salvador Perez did not start on Sunday. Erik Kratz took his place, although Perez did not receive
- Is Sal Perez Ready to Breakout?
A player I ended up with but did not love entering the draft this season was Salvador Perez. On a split team that I was forced to miss the actual draft of, my co-manager drafted Perez as he fell
- Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler
surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily.
Valbuena and Fowler are somewhat similar players, as both draw a lot of walks and have average
- Luis Valbuena: Bueno, or No?
This is an article about Luis Valbuena. What follows might be rendered moot if Kris Bryant wins the Cubs' third base job out of spring training next year. Even if Bryant doesn't do so, he's probably
- There's Nothing Salvador Perez Won't Swing At
In the bottom of the fourth inning of last night's Game 1, there was a moderately humorous moment when Salvador Perez "struck out" on an 0-2 pitch in the dirt. Buster Posey retrieved the loose ball
- Salvador Perez's Disturbing Trends
It was another productive season from Salvador Perez, at least from a fantasy baseball perspective. He earned the fifth most value among catchers and set a new career high in plate appearances
- Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
Despite extremely low ownership rates (5% Yahoo, 3.5% ESPN, 14% CBS), Luis Valbuena has performed well enough so far this season to make himself mixed-league relevant. The 28-year-old currently owns
- Replacing Martin Perez with Martin Perez
at either trying to pitch through serious pain or face a spinal fusion surgery which could potentially threaten his Major League career. Meanwhile, Martin Perez -- who lasted just 3 2/3 innings
- Martin Perez: Bad Fastball, Awesome Sinker
You can look at parts of Martin Perez’ profile and find yourself salivating over the upside. At the same time, there are parts of his profile that can make you question whether he's a major sell-high
- Oliver Perez, Somehow A Potential Bargain
Oliver Perez has had a pretty fascinating career path, and while I hardly need to bring you through his entire history, it'd be remiss to start an article about him without at least touching on his
- Thinking About Martin Perez
Martin Perez has only thrown 162.1 innings in the majors, but he's well-known within most baseball communities. He's been one of the most-hyped prospects in the Rangers' farm system in recent years
- Martin Perez and Extensions For Young Pitchers
Last week, the Texas Rangers caught many off-guard when they announced they had signed young left-hander Martin Perez to a four-year deal that guarantees the pitcher $12.5 million dollars. Perez has
- Salvador Perez: Finishing Strong
Heading into this season, Salvador Perez was a trendy pick for those who were diligent with their homework. He wasn't exactly considered mainstream, but he also wasn't considered a hidden gem
- Oliver Perez: Pitcher You Want
, but to just highlight a good reliever who's available. In case you haven't been paying attention, Oliver Perez has been pitching really well, and though he's probably not reliable closer material
- Deep League Third Base: Luis Valbuena and Ed Lucas
One of those answers seemed to be waiver wire darling Luis Valbuena, who through April and May was hitting .264/.372/.464 with six home runs and 17 RBI. He was a player that seemed to have decent
- Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles
For years, Luis Valbuena's minor-league resume seemed to suggest that he could develop into an entirely serviceable major-league infielder. For almost as many years, that didn't happen
- Juan Perez Knows Himself
The Giants called up Juan Perez, a 26-year-old center fielder in Triple-A who had never seen the bigs before, because they were short on center fielders with Angel Pagan out. The young man has tools
- An Apology to Luis Valbuena and Dioner Navarro
Luis Valbuena struggles against fastballs, and is Michael-Jackson-bad against all other pitches. In an alternate world in which the Cubs actually cared about the difference between 61 and 65 wins
- Catchers on Fire: Salvador Perez and A.J. Ellis
had us a bit concerned after a tough month of April. A highly coveted choice on draft day, Salvador Perez was expected to do great things this year but struggled mightily at the plate to open the season
- How Good Is Salvador Perez?
No one could blame you if you didn't believe in Salvador Perez last season. While he mashed to a tune of .331/.361/.473 as a 21-year-old rookie, there were reasons for skepticism. Perez had only
- Historical GIF: Luis Tiant's Father, 1975
Some men smoke a cigarette after making love. Other, more virile men -- like Luis Tiant, Sr., for example -- smoke a cigarette while making love. It's a practice borne out of necessity, of course
- Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Luis Avilan's Curve
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Pitch: Luis Avilan's Curve
2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
- Luis Sardinas: Best SS You've Never Heard Of
In heading to Greenville, South Carolina for an early September pair to see the Hickory Crawdads (Rangers), no prospect interested me more than shortstop Luis Sardinas. A few days earlier, a contact
- Keeping Salvador Perez
with merely a half a year's experience in the majors. However, despite the increased depth at the catcher position, due to a heavy influx of young talent over the last few seasons, protecting Salvador Perez
- Luis Cruz & Johnny Giavotella: Deep League WW
are a pair of middle infielders who might actually contribute.
Luis Cruz | LAD SS/3B | CBS 11% Owned
Cruz has been a career minor leaguer, racking up an astounding 4,891 plate appearances
- Oliver Perez Is Good Now. Seriously.
shocking than the ongoing career rebirth of Oliver Perez. Perez was last seen in the Majors in 2010 with the Mets, falling apart in year two of an ill-fated extension granted to him by Omar Minaya
- Salvador Perez & Francisco Cordero: Waiver Wire
Let's start the week with an up-and-coming young catcher and a veteran reliever hanging on by the skin of his teeth...
Salvador Perez | C | Royals | Owned: 39% Yahoo!
A trendy breakout pick
- Q&A: Tony Perez, an RBI approach to the HoF
Tony Perez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000, a reward for 23 years of productivity, the first 16 of which were spent with the Cincinnati Reds. A respected hitter from 1964 through
- Sal Perez At 198
" start from Luke Hochevar, a barrage of singles, and a random home run from Yuniesky Betancourt. The primary engine of the singles train was young catcher Salvador Perez, who hit four singles in five
- Matsuzaka, Perez, Pryor: Mining the Minors
POTENTIAL FANTASY ROLE: Streaming SP in mixed 12-team leagues or SP4 in AL 10-team leagues
Salvador Perez, Royals C
CURRENT LEVEL: Triple-A
- FanGraphs Audio: Scott Radinsky and Chris Perez
David Laurila (@DavidLaurilaQA), curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks both to Indians rock-and-roll pitching coach Scott Radinsky and also closer Chris Perez.
- FanGraphs Audio: In the Clubhouse with Luis Exposito
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to catcher Luis Exposito, who recently made his major-league debut with Baltimore not long after being DFA'd by Boston.
- Chris Perez's Blown Save With Roto Implications
Jack Moore covered this for the main site, but I wanted to touch on it from a fantasy perspective. Chris Perez blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning last night, to no surprise of anyone who has
- Dissecting Chris Perez's Blown Save
to Chris Perez, and things went downhill in a hurry.
The Blue Jays needed just five batters to tie the game against Perez; he would face seven overall, allowing three runs on three hits and two
- Royals Replace Perez With Deal for Quintero
while Lorenzo Cain has emerged as a strong force both with the glove and the bat. On the other, you've got Salvador Perez down with knee surgery for 12 to 14 weeks and Joakim Soria likely headed
- Rangers Martin Perez Is Just Fine
Prospect followers, please stop panicking over the demise of Texas Rangers pitching prospect Martin Perez. He will be fine. My first in person look at Perez came last week facing off against arguably
- Salvador Perez Suffers Knee Injury
Salvador Perez won't be ready for Opening Day.
Less than a month after the Kansas City Royals rewarded him with a five-year, $7 million contract, Perez now has a meniscus tear — an injury serious
- Handcuffing Relievers: Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez
-sharing situation, handcuffs are going to be most useful for relievers who aren’t secure in their role at the end of games.
Jeff Zimmerman covered Chris Perez’s oblique issues on Monday, and while
- Royals Take A Page From Rays, Extend Perez
Salvador Perez just joined a very exclusive club. By signing a five year, $7 million guaranteed contract -- which includes three additional option years -- with the Kansas City Royals, the 21-year
- The Sizemores, Utley and Perez: DL on the DL
. His only value is as a late round flyer and someone will take him before that point in the draft.
Chris is supposed to be out 4-6 weeks with a strained left side muscle. The team
- Braves Carlos Perez Struggles With Command
developed than his upper body.
That developed lower half works well with his mechanics as the lefty has a touch of Luis Tiant in his rock-and-fire throwing motion. And while quite long, Perez' arm
- Great Moments in Jheri Curls: Pascual Perez
Pascual Perez was quite the interesting cat. At first, I wondered: How can a man who stands six feet, two inches tall weigh only 163 pounds? The answer: Drugs. Of course! Cocaine, to be more
- FanGraphs Audio: The Exceptional Fernando Perez
Fernando Perez is (a) a former seventh-round draft pick by the Tampa Bays Rays, (b) a real-live published poet, and (c) a guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Mr. Perez joins us
- No Love for Salvador Perez?
in the FanGraphs dynasty league mock draft was Royals catcher Salvador Perez. Granted, it was just a 12-team, one catcher league, but with so many youngsters going so early, it's hard to imagine that out
- Pursue the Next Ayala, Not Luis Himself
Jim Bowden tweeted over the weekend that six teams were pursuing reliever Luis Ayala. The list of suitors included progressive teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Since these teams
- Luis Valbuena: Toronto's Starting 2B?
starting second baseman in Luis Valbuena. Valbuena, 26 this week, had no shot at meaningful playing time while stuck behind Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis, and he has done his best Juan Castro
- Video: Chris Perez Is Probably a Banker from Boston
, in which Cleveland reliever Chris Perez hunts, but fails to kill, a squirrel.
Owing to the lack of urgency in Perez's gait, one can safely assume that, so far as Perez's Oregon Trail-related skills
- Trevor Plouffe and Luis Perez: Deep League Waiver Wire
average. He has a little bit of speed, so could swipe a couple of bases, but you're really just banking on some long balls from Plouffe.
Luis Perez, TOR SP | 3% Owned
After pitching as a starter
- Q&A: Justin Masterson and Chris Perez
Justin Masterson and Chris Perez are having success against American League hitters -- Masterson is 5-2, 2.52; Perez has 10 saves -- but what would happen if they went up against a lineup of Indians
- Should the Phillies Sign Luis Castillo?
The news that the Mets had released Luis Castillo this morning was hardly a shock, as it has been speculated on for months now - neither side was particularly happy with the marriage, and the Mets
- The Neifi Perez All-Stars (And Not in an Insulting Way)
the contributions of Neifi Perez to his (i.e. Kaufman's) enjoyment of this great and honored game.
Kaufman notes that, while he's certainly been critical of Perez in the past -- in fact, inventing
- Wood (Blister) Back on DL; Perez to Close
for a twenty grand fee (thanks, Cots Baseball Contracts and MLBTradeRumors).
With Wood out, Chris Perez is expected to take what save chances the Indians get. The former Hurricane, picked up from the St
- Oliver Perez to the Pen
Oliver Perez’s name has always been synonymous with top flight starter potential. In 2004, he pitched one of the best seasons in recent Pirates’ history, posting a 3.45 FIP in almost 200 innings
- Ground-Ballers Gardner, Perez Off to Hot Starts
much more experience than Gardner. Luis Perez, a southpaw in the Toronto Blue Jays system, is beginning his second straight year with double-A - although to no fault of his own. Perez had a respectable
- Luis Perdomo Dislikes Thrillers
Back in the early part of the summer I wrote about Padres’ long-man Luis Perdomo. To call him a mop-up man is being generous. His average leverage index is 0.26, which is almost half of the next
- Luis Perdomo: The Ultimate Low-Leverage Reliever
Everyone suspected Luis Perdomo’s usage and the score of the game would have a relationship built upon by managerial artifice and desire to slowly transition Perdomo from Double-A to the majors. Thus
- Oliver Perez: Wild And Out
Oliver Perez had a bad day.
To start the bottom half of the third inning, Perez walked Jimmy Rollins. After a Pedro Feliz fly out, Perez walked Eric Bruntlett. Then he walked Carlos Ruiz, loading
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Chris Perez
-reliever Ryan Franklin (3.55 ERA) with 17, former closer Jason Isringhausen (5.70) with 12 and rookie Chris Perez (3.46) with seven. Although he appeared in 41 games, Perez is still a rookie for 2009
- Cards Closer Candidate: Chris Perez
, finishing 25th in the majors in FIP and 22nd in WPA.
Luckily, hope is on the horizon in the form of a big-bodied, hard-throwing righty: Chris Perez. A 2006 supplemental first-round pick out
- Lowe, Perez To Sign Soon?
that pitching is their top concern, but Tim Redding is nowhere near enough. If they are not serious about pursuing Lowe, are they going to re-sign Oliver Perez?
Well, according to other reports
- Oliver Perez: The Next Koufax?
on Oliver Perez includes a chapter "One Of The Five Best Left-Handed Starting Pitchers."
Seriously. Oliver Perez. Scott Boras actually wants people to take him seriously, and he's calling Perez one
- Will The Real Oliver Perez Please Stand Up?
Oliver Perez has always been something of an enigma. A power throwing southpaw who got to the majors with San Diego at a young age and had some early success, he was sent to Pittsburgh along
- Hudson & Perez: BIS & Pitchf/x
by Pitchf/x, but as a slider by BIS. That third pitch in disagreement had the lowest Pitchf/x type_confidence of any pitch in the game.
Odalis Perez:Fastball - BIS: 59.7% (86.0mph) | Pitchf/x: 78.8