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Salvador Perez
Birthdate: 5/10/1990 (26 y, 10 m, 19 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/175     Position: C
Contract: $52.5M / 5 Years (2017 - 2021)
RotoWire News: Perez went 0-for-3 in Friday's Cactus League game, his first game action since March 6. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Perez seems to be catching every game for the Royals. Over the past four seasons, he has played in 569 games, trailing only Buster Posey at catcher. While Perez’s catching traits are some the league’s best, they don’t count in fantasy. The 26-year-old has transformed himself from being a source of batting average to a source of power. His batting average is on a five-year decline (.301 to .292 to .260 to .260 to .247), which matches up with his strikeout rate going up (9% to 12% to 14% to 15% to 22%) as his contact rate has shrunk (91% to 87% to 85% to 83% to 79%). At the same time, his home runs have gone up each season (11 to 13 to 17 to 21 to 22). The change has morphed Perez into the standard catcher: all power, no average. Finding a positive for 2017 is tough. He has no speed and he rarely walks. Maybe his 22% strikeout rate may regress after jumping 7% in 2016. Finally, Perez wears down as the season goes on because he is used so much. His career triple slash line is.282/.312/.456 in the season's first half and.263/.293/.410 in the second. Owners can try to ride the productive first half and then trade him before his production drops. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Perez may be a bit overrated, but he is still productive compared to other catchers. He has changed his profile from high average, low power to low average, high power.

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SeasonAway vs LGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2011Away vs L10202210820043200000200.500
2012Away vs L20404417121041310213020000.425
2013Away vs L378387231370379409000400.277
2014Away vs L32717620151137113010110500.282
2015Away vs L3795961811502460014100400.189
2016Away vs L4075781913006793021000100.253
TotalAway vs L17638440310772161184248141572301600.279

SeasonAway vs LBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2011Away vs L9.1 %0.0 %2.00.500.545.6001.145.100.50063.2.502221
2012Away vs L4.5 %6.8 %0.67.425.432.7501.182.325.371115.9.483212
2013Away vs L4.6 %10.3 %0.44.277.310.470.780.193.282111.7.339113
2014Away vs L3.9 %13.2 %0.30.282.316.451.766.169.288101.5.335113
2015Away vs L0.0 %14.6 %0.00.189.198.305.503.116.2033-7.4.21728
2016Away vs L3.8 %26.9 %0.14.253.282.493.775.240.271100.6.328102
TotalAway vs L3.5 %14.1 %0.25.279.305.466.771.188.285515.6.331109

SeasonAway vs LGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2011Away vs L2.3350.0 %35.0 %15.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %45.0 %30.0 %25.0 %25.0 %60.0 %15.0 %792653
2012Away vs L0.7528.2 %30.8 %41.0 %6.3 %25.0 %8.3 %0.0 %41.0 %28.2 %30.8 %7.7 %59.0 %33.3 %15047103
2013Away vs L1.0721.6 %40.5 %37.8 %10.7 %10.7 %0.0 %0.0 %43.2 %32.4 %24.3 %12.2 %58.1 %29.7 %311103208
2014Away vs L1.5214.5 %51.6 %33.9 %9.5 %14.3 %3.1 %0.0 %45.2 %33.9 %21.0 %16.1 %43.6 %40.3 %22769158
2015Away vs L1.0018.5 %40.7 %40.7 %12.1 %6.1 %9.1 %0.0 %42.0 %35.8 %22.2 %16.1 %67.9 %16.1 %30791216
2016Away vs L0.6318.5 %31.5 %50.0 %22.2 %22.2 %5.9 %0.0 %50.0 %22.2 %27.8 %22.2 %48.2 %29.6 %29491203
TotalAway vs L1.0221.5 %39.7 %38.8 %12.5 %14.1 %5.3 %0.0 %44.2 %31.2 %24.6 %15.8 %56.4 %27.9 %1368427941