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Salvador Perez | Catcher | #13

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / KC
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Salvador Perez crushed a pair of home runs as the Royals fell to the Twins in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader.
Perez had already gone deep earlier in the afternoon during the first game of the twin bill. He launched a two-run homer off of Aldaberto Mejia in the first inning then added on a solo blast in the fourth inning. Perez finished the night 2-for-4 and is now slashing .280/.321/.547 with 11 long balls and 28 RBI on the season. May 21 - 8:44 PM

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Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Perez jumped the Royals to a 2-0 advantage when he connected for a two-run home run off Phil Hughes with nobody out in the first inning. This was his second home run in his last six games and he is now up to nine for the season as a whole. Perez has finished with at least 20 home runs in each of the last two campaigns, a mark which he should be able to match once more during the current season so long as he stays healthy.
May 21 - 5:44 PM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off. Drew Butera will catch Chris Young.
May 14 - 11:50 AM

Salvador Perez notched a pair of singles in the only two official at-bats he got versus the Rays on Wednesday.

He was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning in his third plate appearance, then was replaced at first base by a pinch runner. His removal was likely just a precaution rather than an injury, with the lopsided score being another factor. Perez is having a good year at the plate, batting .284/.325/.517 with seven longballs and 18 RBI.
May 10 - 10:15 PM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and two walks Tuesday in the win over the Rays.

Two walks? It's just the seventh time in his career than Perez has done that. He's off to a fine start offensively, with a .272 average and eight homers. Unfortunately for him, hitting in the middle of the Royals lineup hasn't been conducive to scoring or driving in runs. He has 18 RBI and 11 runs scored right now.
May 9 - 11:45 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and homered Friday against the Twins.

Perez seems to have lost something defensively, at least when it comes to throwing out basestealers, but he's off to a solid start offensively, with six homer already this season. However, because the Royals offense has been so pathetic, Perez has scored just seven runs and driven in 11.
Apr 29 - 1:03 AM

Salvador Perez (neck) is back in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Perez missed a couple games with a stiff neck. He's catching and batting fifth against Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox.
Apr 24 - 4:50 PM

Salvador Perez (neck) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't caught since Thursday and has now missed two straight starts due to a sore neck. Drew Butera will catch again. The Royals are also giving Lorenzo Cain his first day off of the season, as Jorge Bonifacio is in center field.
Apr 23 - 12:06 PM

Salvador Perez had two hits, an RBI and a walk Wednesday against the Giants.

A rare Salvy walk... just his second in 53 at-bats. That's right about on his typical pace, though. He's off to a great start overall, with a .302 average and five homers. Unfortunately, because the guys around him aren't doing much, he has just six runs scored and eight RBI.
Apr 19 - 10:58 PM

Salvador Perez hit a solo homer and knocked in another run with a sacrifice fly Friday against the Angels.

Perez currently finds himself tied with Khris Davis and George Springer for the AL lead with five home runs. The 26-year-old saw an uptick with his fly ball rate in 2016 and has kept it going early on this year. Perhaps his workload will catch up to him eventually, but he’s one of the safest plays at a weak position in fantasy leagues.
Apr 15 - 12:24 AM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 12-inning loss to the Astros.

Perez disintegrated a Lance McCullers fastball in the second inning, smashing it an estimated 437 feet for his fourth home run through the first week of play. He has upped his home run total in every season since entering the bigs, topping out with 22 dingers in 2016. He could challenge that in 2017, especially considering that he already has four of them under his belt.
Apr 9 - 6:13 PM

Salvador Perez started at designated hitter and cracked a solo home run against the Astros on Saturday.

The Royals gave him a day to rest his knees from crouching behind the plate but kept his bat in the lineup. The blast was his third of the young season. He is batting .316/.350/.789 in nineteen at-bats. His scary collision in the World Baseball Classic seems a distant memory.
Apr 8 - 10:19 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's road win against the Astros.

Perez has back-to-back multi-hit games with a solo home run in each outing. The Kansas City backstop has recorded 20 or more homers in each of his past two big-league seasons, serving as a solid fantasy option across all formats from a position which is a bit of a wasteland.
Apr 7 - 11:35 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Perez put the Royals on the board with his fifth-inning homer off of Twins starter Kyle Gibson. He has swatted double-digit home runs in each of the last five seasons, including 20-plus dingers in each of the last two campaigns. So long as he can maintain his health, three straight seasons with 20-plus homers is certainly a possibility in 2017.
Apr 6 - 4:33 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a single in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.

The Royals failed to pick up an extra-base hit in this one, at least until Raul Mondesi ended it all with a solo home run in the bottom of the tenth. Perez's single was one of just five total hits they managed against Milwaukee pitching. While the backstop suffered a hyperextended elbow during the World Baseball Classic, the minor injury should not have an impact on his Opening Day status. For fantasy purposes, Perez offers a dependable bat at a thin position.
Mar 25 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Kevin McCarthy
7Peter Moylan
8Scott Alexander
9Matt Strahm
10Seth Maness
11Brian Flynn