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Eduardo Perez 1BCardinals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 2039 .247 .326 .431 .258 2.8
Birth Date9-11-1969
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1993 CAL 23 52 192 180 16 45 6 2 4 67 9 39 2 1 0 30 5 4 .250 .292 .372 .230 -1.3 0.0 -0.1
1994 CAL 24 38 143 129 10 27 7 0 5 49 12 29 0 1 1 16 3 0 .209 .275 .380 .217 -6.3 -0.1 -0.6
1995 CAL 25 29 86 71 9 12 4 1 1 21 12 9 2 1 0 7 0 2 .169 .302 .296 .227 0.9 -0.9 -0.0
1996 CIN 26 18 41 36 8 8 0 0 3 17 5 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 .222 .317 .472 .242 0.6 0.8 0.1
1997 CIN 27 106 330 297 44 75 18 0 16 141 29 76 2 2 0 52 5 1 .253 .321 .475 .265 4.0 -3.6 0.0
1998 CIN 28 84 198 172 20 41 4 0 4 57 21 45 2 2 1 30 0 1 .238 .325 .331 .246 0.6 5.2 0.6
1999 SLN 29 21 39 32 6 11 2 0 1 16 7 6 0 0 0 9 0 0 .344 .462 .500 .323 4.5 0.4 0.5
2000 SLN 30 35 102 91 9 27 4 0 3 40 5 19 3 1 2 10 1 0 .297 .350 .440 .268 2.2 1.0 0.3
2002 SLN 32 96 177 154 22 31 9 0 10 70 17 36 3 2 1 26 0 0 .201 .290 .455 .260 3.0 0.7 0.4
2003 SLN 33 105 289 253 47 72 16 0 11 121 29 53 4 2 1 41 5 2 .285 .365 .478 .284 11.1 0.7 1.2
2004 TBA 34 13 42 38 2 8 2 0 1 13 4 9 0 0 0 7 0 0 .211 .286 .342 .237 -1.0 0.3 -0.1
2005 TBA 35 77 190 161 23 41 6 0 11 80 26 30 3 0 0 28 0 2 .255 .368 .497 .287 6.6 0.0 0.7
2006 CLE 36 37 108 99 16 30 9 0 8 63 5 11 2 2 0 22 0 0 .303 .343 .636 .294 5.4 -0.7 0.5
2006 SEA 36 43 102 87 6 17 1 0 1 21 13 22 1 1 0 11 0 1 .195 .304 .241 .203 -6.1 -0.0 -0.6
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1991 BOI A- 46 185 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PSP A+ 54 233 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MID AA 62 262 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CAL MLB 52 192 .230 .264 .332 .405 .261 .297 98 -6.2 5.5 0.7 0.0 -1.3 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
1993 VAN AAA 96 395 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CAL MLB 38 143 .217 .273 .340 .436 .264 .229 99 -7 4.3 -2.8 -0.1 -1.4 -6.3 -0.6 -6.3 -0.6
1994 VAN AAA 61 259 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAL MLB 29 86 .227 .282 .357 .457 .279 .177 99 -3.1 2.6 0.3 -0.9 0.5 0.9 -0.0 0.9 -0.0
1995 VAN AAA 69 278 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 18 41 .242 .265 .328 .417 .254 .208 101 -0.8 1.3 -0.4 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1996 IND AAA 122 509 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 106 330 .265 .260 .328 .404 .256 .285 103 1.7 8.8 -4.8 -3.6 1.2 4.0 0.0 4.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 84 198 .246 .265 .333 .410 .258 .296 100 -3 5.1 -2.9 5.2 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
1999 SLN MLB 21 39 .323 .278 .339 .458 .263 .400 102 2.9 1.1 -0.3 0.4 0.3 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
1999 MEM AAA 0 467 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .376 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 35 102 .268 .269 .342 .439 .263 .343 101 1 2.8 -1.7 1.0 0.8 2.2 0.3 2.2 0.3
2000 MEM AAA 0 321 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLN MLB 96 177 .260 .259 .332 .408 .260 .191 100 -0.1 4.5 -1.3 0.7 -0.5 3.0 0.4 3.0 0.4
2003 SLN MLB 105 289 .284 .270 .337 .431 .266 .319 101 7.6 7.6 -2.3 0.7 -1.0 11.1 1.2 11.1 1.2
2004 TBA MLB 13 42 .237 .265 .339 .422 .258 .250 104 -1.1 1.2 -0.6 0.3 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2005 TBA MLB 77 190 .287 .264 .328 .425 .264 .250 102 5.4 5.5 -3 0.0 -0.9 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2006 CLE MLB 37 108 .294 .274 .334 .448 .260 .268 108 4.1 3.3 -1.9 -0.7 -0.1 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2006 SEA MLB 43 102 .203 .268 .336 .418 .253 .246 105 -6.5 3.1 -1.9 -0.0 -0.8 -6.1 -0.6 -6.1 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1991 BOI A- 185 35 46 13 0 1 22 19 39 12 3 .287 .375 .388 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PSP A+ 233 37 64 8 4 3 35 23 33 14 3 .314 .391 .436 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MID AA 262 27 54 8 1 3 23 22 49 19 7 .230 .297 .311 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 VAN AAA 395 66 111 23 6 12 70 28 83 21 7 .306 .359 .501 .196 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CAL MLB 192 16 45 6 2 4 30 9 39 5 4 .250 .292 .372 .122 .230 -1.3 0.0 -0.1
1994 VAN AAA 259 37 65 14 3 7 38 34 53 9 4 .297 .398 .484 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CAL MLB 143 10 27 7 0 5 16 12 29 3 0 .209 .275 .380 .171 .217 -6.3 -0.1 -0.6
1995 VAN AAA 278 39 80 12 7 6 37 25 34 6 2 .325 .391 .504 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAL MLB 86 9 12 4 1 1 7 12 9 0 2 .169 .302 .296 .127 .227 0.9 -0.9 -0.0
1996 IND AAA 509 84 132 29 5 21 84 51 69 11 0 .293 .372 .519 .226 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 41 8 8 0 0 3 5 5 9 0 0 .222 .317 .472 .250 .242 0.6 0.8 0.1
1997 CIN MLB 330 44 75 18 0 16 52 29 76 5 1 .253 .321 .475 .222 .265 4.0 -3.6 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 198 20 41 4 0 4 30 21 45 0 1 .238 .325 .331 .093 .246 0.6 5.2 0.6
1999 MEM AAA 467 67 133 31 0 18 82 45 92 7 8 .320 .394 .524 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 39 6 11 2 0 1 9 7 6 0 0 .344 .462 .500 .156 .323 4.5 0.4 0.5
2000 MEM AAA 321 57 80 12 3 19 66 43 48 10 3 .289 .386 .560 .271 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 102 9 27 4 0 3 10 5 19 1 0 .297 .350 .440 .143 .268 2.2 1.0 0.3
2002 SLN MLB 177 22 31 9 0 10 26 17 36 0 0 .201 .290 .455 .253 .260 3.0 0.7 0.4
2003 SLN MLB 289 47 72 16 0 11 41 29 53 5 2 .285 .365 .478 .194 .284 11.1 0.7 1.2
2004 TBA MLB 42 2 8 2 0 1 7 4 9 0 0 .211 .286 .342 .132 .237 -1.0 0.3 -0.1
2005 TBA MLB 190 23 41 6 0 11 28 26 30 0 2 .255 .368 .497 .242 .287 6.6 0.0 0.7
2006 SEA MLB 102 6 17 1 0 1 11 13 22 0 1 .195 .304 .241 .046 .203 -6.1 -0.0 -0.6
2006 CLE MLB 108 16 30 9 0 8 22 5 11 0 0 .303 .343 .636 .333 .294 5.4 -0.7 0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-05-10 2004-10-04 60-DL 147 131 Left Lower Leg Surgery Achilles Tendon 2004-05-12
2000-08-13 2000-09-02 15-DL 20 18 - Knee Sprain - -
2000-06-25 2000-07-14 15-DL 19 15 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1994-09-20 1994-09-20 Off 0 0 - Surgery Hernia 1994-09-20 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 CLE $1,700,000
2005 TBA $950,000
2004 TBA $750,000
2003 SLN $500,000
2002 SLN $450,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,350,000
5 yrTotal$4,350,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 64 d

Details
  • released 3/07 signed as a free agent from SEA 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/06 signed as a free agent from TB 1/06, 1 year/$1.825M (06)+$1.75M 07 option ($0.125M buyout), 06:$1.7M, 07:$1.75M club option $0.125M buyout
  • signed as a free agent from STL 12./03, 2 year/$1.7M (04-05), 04:$0.75M, 05:$0.95M
  • 1 year/$0.5M (03)
  • contract purchased 3/02 signed 2/02 (minor-league contract)

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 The other half of the magical Cleveland first-base platoon that was traded to the Mariners, Perez, like Broussard, found life in Safeco not worth living. Perez has quietly made a 13-year career out of one skill, the ability to mash lefties--in nearly 1,000 plate appearances against them, he`s hit .265/.362/.501, more than 200 OPS points higher than he`s hit against right-handed pitchers. Now a free agent, someone is certain to see some value in what Perez brings to the table.
2005 Perez was trying to stretch a double into what would have been his first triple in nine years when he blew out his Achilles tendon, and was tagged out while lying in agony on the dirt. Fortunately for him, he signed a two-year deal. It is not obvious that he will recover from the injury in time to start the 2005 season; Gomes and Diaz can only hope he's not.
2003 Perez is a perfect example of what you can do with free talent. Perez can hurt lefties (.271/.354/.643 in 2002) and play either infield or outfield corner in a pinch. And since he cost half as much as Bobby Bonilla did in 2001, there was no part of going with Perez that didn’t make sense. He may get sucked into more starts at first than would be wise as Tino’s decay slips into its more advanced stages, but Perez can continue to be a nifty platoon mate for somebody.
2002 Perez and Bako should be considered mutually exclusive, even given Bobby Cox’s occasional taste for a third catcher. It might not matter: Perez has missed most of the past two seasons with right shoulder problems, undergoing two surgeries on his rotator cuff that have failed to repair the damage. If he can't throw, he can't play; he just doesn't bring anything else to the table.
2001 He'a a similar but superior player to Paquette. Eduardo Perez can play either corner acceptably and provides some punch from the right side. Unlike Paquette or Dunston, he's still good enough that he can actually help a team win in the right situation. Is it time for me to let go of the whole "Paquette and Dunston got 600 at-bats" thing? Perhaps a nice 12-step program would help.
2000 Perez returned to earth at the wrong time for the Braves, just in time for Lopez to miss half the season. He’s a serviceable backup catcher at around 150 at-bats. Any more playing time and his problems with the bat become an issue. He’s still Greg Maddux’s personal catcher, which is pretty good job security.
1998 No longer the object of nepotism jokes, Perez has earned a spot as a platoon first baseman. It’s very rare that players become hitters at the upper levels, but that appears to be what has happened here. The acquisition of Young hurts him, but his improvement and his name should keep him in the majors.
1997 Brought in as a favor to Daddy. Despite that, he played real well at Indianapolis last year, and earned at least a peek at spring training. The last 1000 PAs or so indicate he may have learned to hit.
1996  Decent backup catchers can last forever, or almost as long as left-handed relievers. Unfortunately, this has no bearing on Perez' situation.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Risers and Fallers, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Seattle Mariners Can Win the World SeriesDerek Zumsteg2007-03-19
Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, Indians, BrewersBaseball Prospectus2006-07-14
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 18thJay Jaffe2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Cleveland IndiansWill Carroll2006-03-23
Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part NineRany Jazayerli2006-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
Prospectus Hit List: Week of April 24, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-04-26
Rational Exuberance: A Better Way to Build a Baseball TeamJonah Keri2004-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Spring FlingsDayn Perry2004-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Sort of HomecomingWill Carroll2003-09-04
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-06-24
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-05-27
Box Lunch: The Week in Box Scores, April 14-20Keith Scherer2003-04-22
Box Lunch: The Week in Box ScoresKeith Scherer2003-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: A Second LookWill Carroll2003-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Cardinal Chaos and Sasaki's Stubborn StuntWill Carroll2003-03-20


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