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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
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Rangers placed LHP Martin Perez on the 10-day disabled list with a right thumb fracture.
Perez sustained the injury when he slammed his thumb in a hotel door. The Rangers are hopeful that he'll only need to miss one start. Jun 24 - 10:22 AM

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Martin Perez could miss his next scheduled start after breaking the tip of his right (non-throwing) thumb when he slammed it in a hotel door.

For what it's worth, Perez, expects to throw his normal between-starts bullpen session Saturday and then be ready to go for his next outing. However, the Rangers aren't so sure. We'll have a better idea as to his status over the weekend.
Jun 23 - 5:15 PM

Martin Perez allowed four earned runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a win against the Mariners on Saturday.

If Perez could only face the Mariners every time out. The Rangers are now 5-1 over his past six home starts against the Mariners, and he is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three outings against Seattle this season across 16 1/3 innings. His next scheduled start is set for Thursday against the Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman.
Jun 17 - 11:25 PM

Martin Perez allowed two earned runs over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Nationals.

Texas wound up winning the game in extra innings. Perez gave up seven hits but issued just one walk and struck out five. He'll carry a 4.56 ERA and 1.63 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Mariners.
Jun 10 - 4:27 PM

Martin Perez was crushed for six runs (five earned) on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Perez surrendered a trio of solo home runs in this one, two to George Springer and one to Carlos Correa. He walked three and struck out two in the contest. This makes two consecutive stinkers for the 26-year-old southpaw, who allowed five runs to the Rays across five innings last time out. His next start could be a troublesome one, too, as he will be hitting the road to take on the Nationals. Perez will carry a 4.64 ERA and 1.64 WHIP into that outing.
Jun 4 - 6:28 PM

Martin Perez gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Rays.

Perez doesn't win any games by himself, but he usually doesn't lose them either; this is the first time all season he's given up as many as five runs. His ERA increased from 3.77 to 4.19.
May 30 - 12:35 AM

Martin Perez picked up his second win by limiting the Phillies to two runs over seven innings Thursday.

Perez struck out eight, which matches his career high; he fanned eight twice in 2013 and once in 2014. Perez has a decent 3.71 ERA through nine starts, but his WHIP stands at 1.57. Given his weaknesses in the other categories, he needs to have a particularly strong ERA to be of any use in fantasy leagues.
May 18 - 5:39 PM

Martin Perez limited the Padres to two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday.

Perez gave up seven hits, all singles, while walking two in the outing, and he left in line for his fifth-straight loss before the Rangers came back in the ninth. He's actually deserved a better fate in a few of his recent starts, with Thursday's performance checking in as his third quality start in his last four outings. The southpaw owns a 3.89 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through eight starts this year. He could find friendly skies Wednesday when Perez takes on the Phillies in an interleague tilt.
May 11 - 11:26 PM

Martin Perez allowed three runs - two earned - and eight hits with no walks over six innings while striking out five batters in a no-decision Saturday in Seattle.

The southpaw has dropped four straight starts but he has pitched fairly well lately. Unfortunately his offense has hung him out to dry, posting just eight total runs of offense over his past five outings. He remains useful only in deeper AL-only fantasy formats.
May 7 - 5:38 AM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Keone Kela
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Nick Martinez
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Dario Alvarez
10Jake Diekman
11Ernesto Frieri
12Tanner Scheppers
13Preston Claiborne