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Martin Perez | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Martin Perez surrendered four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Angels.
Perez walked four and gave up eight hits, including a solo homer to Kole Calhoun in the top of the third inning. The 26-year-old left-hander now stands 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.83 WHIP through six starts this season. He's walked 19 batters (with 20 strikeouts) in 31 2/3 innings. Apr 30 - 6:58 PM

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Martin Perez fell to 1-3 after surrendering three earned runs over six innings Monday versus the Twins.

Perez looked pretty good until the top of the fifth, when he walked the bases loaded and served up a three-run double to Brian Dozier. Perez gave up six total hits on the evening, along with those three fifth-inning walks, and now has a 1.77 WHIP this season. He'll get the Angels at home next.
Apr 24 - 11:46 PM

Martin Perez struggled in Wednesday's loss to the A's, surrendering four runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.

All four of the runs on Perez's line scored in the first inning, keyed by a two-run double off the bat of Josh Phegley. Through four starts covering 20 innings, the 26-year-old southpaw is pitching to a 3.60 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 16/12 K/BB ratio. He will try for sharper results against the Twins in a home start next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 19 - 6:33 PM

Martin Perez wasn't involved in the decision after allowing one run in five innings Friday against the Mariners.

Perez walked four and threw just 53 of his 98 pitches for strikes, leading to his early exit. He has a 2.20 ERA after three starts, but he's not recommended in mixed leagues.
Apr 15 - 1:32 AM

Martin Perez kept the Angels off the scoreboard in Sunday's win, tossing 5 1/3 innings of six-hit, no-run ball.

Perez was not exactly perfect -- in addition to the six hits allowed, he also walked three -- but managed to keep the Halos at bay nonetheless. While this was a respectable effort on the whole, the 26-year-old southpaw has not pitched to an ERA lower than 4.30 since 2013. He posted a 4.39 earned run mark over 198 2/3 innings this past season. Perez will soldier on for a road start against the Mariners next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 9 - 6:34 PM

Martin Perez allowed three earned runs, five hits and four walks while striking out four batters over six innings in a loss against the Indians on Tuesday.

Perez was shaky early on, but a key double play in the second inning allowed him to stay in the game and he settled in and gave his team a chance to win. The four strikeouts might be the highlight of the night for his fantasy owners, as he wasn't the most productive in that department in 2016. He remains more of an AL-only fantasy option than someone to rely upon in mixed play.
Apr 5 - 12:03 AM

Martin Perez blanked the Padres over five innings on Friday in Cactus League action.

In his first start back after a stint with Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, Perez limited the Padres to just three hits while fanning six and walking none. The 25-year-old southpaw is poised to open the season behind Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels in the Rangers’ rotation, though his fantasy upside is minimal. He struck out just 103 batters in 198 2/3 innings last season. No qualifiied starter had a lower strikeout percentage.
Mar 24 - 7:18 PM

Martin Perez let up four hits, two runs (one earned) and one walk over 2 2/3 innings Saturday in Venezuela’s loss to Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

He also racked up three strikeouts. This game didn’t mean much for either team as Puerto Rico had already secured a spot in the semifinals while Venezuela was eliminated Thursday night. Perez predictably faltered against the hottest team in the tournament, loading the bases before finally recording the game’s first out. Three of the four hits he allowed went for extra bases. Perez didn’t have a strong tournament, turning in a sluggish 7.50 ERA over two starts. He’s headed back to spring training and should get another start or two in the Cactus League before Opening Day.
Mar 18 - 8:34 PM

Martin Perez let up four runs on six hits over 3 1/3 lackluster innings Saturday in Venezuela's WBC win over Italy.

Perez contributed one walk and three strikeouts. It was his longest outing of the spring, though it wasn't a particularly impressive one. Perez put Venezuela in an early hole by yielding an RBI double to Daniel Descalso in the game's opening frame. Italy got to him for two more runs in the third and another in the fourth on a solo home run by Adam Liddi. When the tournament ends, Perez will settle in as the Rangers' No. 3 starter behind Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish.
Mar 11 - 9:15 PM

Martin Perez let up five hits and one run over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Rangers' Cactus League loss to the Angels.

He added a walk and one strikeout. Perez endured a miserable first inning, allowing three straight hits at one point. Luckily none of those hits went for extra bases and Perez escaped allowing just one run. Perez was the epitome of average last season, recording a 4.39 ERA across 33 starts for the AL West Champs. The left-hander could make the leap this year, but we’re not counting on it.
Mar 1 - 6:42 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels expressed some reservations about Martin Perez pitching for Team Venezuela in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

"There’s no data to suggest it’s any more dangerous. We’re just protective. This guy is meaningful to our fortunes this season," Daniels said. Perez tossed a career-high 198 2/3 frames this past season, but even beyond that, the 2016 season was his first full campaign since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2014. Despite their low-simmering concerns, it is expected that the Rangers will allow Perez to play for Team Venezuela this spring.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:19:00 PM

Martin Perez allowed three runs -- two earned -- in three innings Sunday in his start against the Rays.

The scary thing for the Rangers is that Perez's 4.97 ERA over the last month actually ranks as the second best among the six starters on the staff. Yu Darvish is at 4.40, Cole Hamels is at 5.86, Derek Holland is at 5.96, Colby Lewis is at 6.38 and A.J. Griffin is at 7.94. Perez and Lewis figure to get the final two spots in the ALDS rotation against the Jays or Orioles.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Martin Perez was lit up for eight runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

Not that it probably mattered in a game in which the Rangers scored just three runs, but how do you let Perez give up eight runs, the last three coming in the seventh, while employing a 20-man September bullpen? Perez had been on little role lately, turning in four straight quality starts, but he still doesn't inspire much confidence. He's 10-11 with a 4.37 ERA for the season.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:18:00 AM

Martin Perez held the Angels to two runs over seven innings, settling for a no-decision in the Rangers' 3-2 victory.

The left-hander gave up just four hits and didn't walk anyone on the night, needing a mere 79 pitches to get through his seven innings. However, three of the hits and both runs came in his last two frames, so the Rangers decided that was enough. Perez has notched four straight quality starts. He'll take a 4.14 ERA into Oakland this weekend.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 12:16:00 AM

Martin Perez allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Perez struck out three and walked two on the evening. All four runs on his line scored within the first three innings. He settled down by degrees after the third. A road start against the Astros shows next on his schedule. He will bring a 4.25 ERA and 1.43 WHIP to the mound for that one.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 01:59:00 AM

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C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jurickson Profar
3Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Dario Alvarez
8Keone Kela
9Jake Diekman