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Salvador Perez
Birthdate: 5/10/1990 (26 y, 10 m, 18 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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SeasonBatting 7thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2011Batting 7th19758024165219114011010300.320
2012Batting 7th8313111630235002000200.355
2013Batting 7th721214300113002000000.190
2014Batting 7th829306311124009010000.207
2015Batting 7th7126227269491307203072402101400.263
2016Batting 7th23798422116149144018010100.278
TotalBatting 7th13649751813688284164467152822402000.274

SeasonBatting 7thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2011Batting 7th5.0 %13.8 %0.36.320.350.480.830.160.359122.7.358124
2012Batting 7th0.0 %6.5 %0.00.355.355.6451.000.290.33362.7.425172
2013Batting 7th0.0 %9.5 %0.00.190.190.333.524.143.1671-1.4.22735
2014Batting 7th0.0 %30.0 %0.00.207.200.414.614.207.2502-1.2.25859
2015Batting 7th2.6 %14.7 %0.18.263.287.393.680.130.28726-4.6.29280
2016Batting 7th4.8 %21.4 %0.22.278.310.532.841.253.310122.3.351118
TotalBatting 7th2.9 %15.8 %0.18.274.295.443.738.169.298590.5.31595

SeasonBatting 7thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2011Batting 7th1.6530.8 %43.1 %26.2 %0.0 %5.9 %14.3 %0.0 %32.3 %41.5 %26.2 %20.0 %64.6 %15.4 %27881197
2012Batting 7th2.1424.1 %51.7 %24.1 %14.3 %28.6 %0.0 %0.0 %37.9 %44.8 %17.2 %20.7 %41.4 %37.9 %892366
2013Batting 7th0.8821.1 %36.8 %42.1 %0.0 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %31.6 %47.4 %21.1 %21.1 %57.9 %21.1 %682345
2014Batting 7th0.3628.6 %19.0 %52.4 %18.2 %9.1 %25.0 %0.0 %38.1 %42.9 %19.1 %28.6 %61.9 %9.5 %912071
2015Batting 7th1.2818.4 %45.7 %35.9 %18.8 %8.8 %5.9 %0.0 %46.6 %36.3 %17.0 %19.3 %57.9 %22.9 %882262620
2016Batting 7th0.3722.6 %21.0 %56.5 %20.0 %11.4 %7.7 %0.0 %48.4 %30.7 %21.0 %29.0 %38.7 %32.3 %304103201
TotalBatting 7th1.0722.0 %40.3 %37.7 %15.8 %10.1 %7.1 %0.0 %43.0 %37.7 %19.3 %21.5 %55.1 %23.4 %17125121200