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Salvador Perez
Birthdate: 5/10/1990 (26 y, 10 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/175     Position: C
Contract: $52.5M / 5 Years (2017 - 2021)
RotoWire News: Perez (elbow), who is serving as the team's DH for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Padres, is expected to catch in games Friday and Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. (3/22/2017)
Injury: Elbow, Day-To-Day
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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SeasonLinersGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2011Liners263838272061006000000000.711
2012Liners4963644234602216000010000.667
2013Liners66899068511520026000010000.764
2014Liners8410610667531310013000000000.632
2015Liners70949460481200017000000000.638
2016Liners58737358431212219000000000.795
TotalLiners3534634653222496454497000020000.695

SeasonLinersBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2011Liners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.711.711.9211.632.211.7111611.9.711363
2012Liners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.667.656.8571.513.190.6452517.3.652328
2013Liners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.764.756.9781.733.213.7564130.8.751397
2014Liners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.632.632.7741.406.142.6323625.1.618310
2015Liners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.638.638.7661.404.128.6383322.3.610300
2016Liners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.795.7951.0681.863.274.7893828.9.798426
TotalLiners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.695.692.8811.574.186.690188136.3.683350

SeasonLinersGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
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2012Liners0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %200.0 %0.0 %0.0 %32.8 %48.4 %18.8 %6.3 %56.3 %37.5 %20058142
2013Liners0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %7.8 %40.0 %52.2 %27480194
2014Liners0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %48.1 %35.9 %16.0 %15.1 %42.5 %42.5 %32087233
2015Liners0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %43.6 %36.2 %20.2 %8.5 %54.3 %37.2 %28686200
2016Liners0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %200.0 %0.0 %0.0 %54.8 %32.9 %12.3 %5.5 %38.4 %56.2 %21762155
TotalLiners0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %400.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.4 %36.3 %21.3 %9.7 %46.7 %43.7 %14184091009