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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 2694 .272 .302 .432 .260 5.1
Birth Date5-10-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age26 years, 6 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22012
2.82013
0.22014
0.82015
0.62016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2011 KCA 21 39 158 148 20 49 8 2 3 70 7 20 1 2 0 21 0 0 .331 .361 .473 .295 10.9 -6.5 0.5
2012 KCA 22 76 305 289 38 87 16 0 11 136 12 27 1 3 0 39 0 0 .301 .328 .471 .270 14.6 -13.1 0.2
2013 KCA 23 138 526 496 48 145 25 3 13 215 21 63 4 5 0 79 0 0 .292 .323 .433 .277 28.6 -2.4 2.8
2014 KCA 24 150 606 578 57 150 28 2 17 233 22 85 3 3 70 1 0 .260 .289 .403 .251 16.2 -14.4 0.2
2015 KCA 25 142 553 531 52 138 25 0 21 226 13 82 4 5 0 70 1 0 .260 .280 .426 .251 16.0 -8.5 0.8
2016 KCA 26 139 546 514 57 127 28 2 22 225 22 119 8 2 0 64 0 0 .247 .288 .438 .245 12.7 -6.7 0.6
Career684269425562726961309871105973962120034320.272.302.432.26098.9-51.55.1

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2007 ROY Rk 30 99 .216 .258 .344 .372 .000 .269 100 -4.9 3.0 1.8 -0.0 -0.5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2008 BRL Rk 13 49 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 IDA Rk 12 46 .315 .283 .355 .432 .000 .432 112 3 1.5 0.9 -0.3 0.5 5.9 0.5 5.9 0.5
2009 BUR A 36 137 .170 .247 .322 .365 .000 .211 104 -12.8 3.9 0.5 1.1 -1.4 -9.8 -0.9 -9.8 -0.9
2009 IDA Rk 59 259 .298 .270 .343 .400 .000 .338 107 10.9 8.0 1.9 0.1 0.8 21.6 2.1 21.6 2.1
2010 WIL A+ 99 396 .262 .262 .332 .390 .000 .308 106 0.7 11.4 5 2.3 -3.1 14.0 1.6 14.0 1.6
2011 KCA MLB 39 158 .295 .260 .318 .409 .000 .362 105 5.5 4.3 2.6 -6.5 -1.5 10.9 0.5 10.9 0.5
2011 NWA AA 79 309 .254 .271 .342 .420 .000 .290 109 -2 9.1 5.3 16.2 -1.3 11.1 2.7 11.1 2.7
2011 OMA AAA 12 49 .293 .267 .340 .404 .000 .366 93 1.9 1.5 0.8 1.6 0.9 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6
2012 KCA MLB 76 305 .270 .254 .315 .404 .000 .299 104 3.2 8.4 4.9 -13.1 -1.8 14.6 0.2 14.6 0.2
2012 OMA AAA 12 53 .252 .280 .349 .428 .000 .378 97 -0.5 1.6 0.3 -0.9 -0.7 0.7 -0.0 0.7 -0.0
2012 LAG Wnt 32 148 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 KCA MLB 138 526 .277 .256 .316 .402 .000 .311 100 8.8 13.8 8.2 -2.4 -2.3 28.6 2.8 28.6 2.8
2013 VEN int 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 150 606 .251 .257 .315 .395 .000 .278 102 -4.9 15.6 8.9 -14.4 -3.6 16.2 0.2 16.2 0.2
2015 KCA MLB 142 553 .251 .255 .312 .407 .000 .270 101 -5.1 14.9 8.7 -8.5 -2.5 16.0 0.8 16.0 0.8
2016 KCA MLB 139 546 .245 .254 .315 .412 .254 .280 103 -8.3 15.4 8.3 -8.5 -2.7 12.7 0.4 12.7 0.4

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
2007 ROY Rk 99 10 21 3 0 0 10 5 10 1 1 .244 .316 .279 .035 .216 -0.5 -0.0 -0.0
2008 BRL Rk 49 4 13 0 1 0 10 5 5 0 0 .325 .396 .375 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 IDA Rk 46 7 17 3 1 1 6 2 5 0 1 .395 .422 .581 .186 .315 5.9 -0.3 0.5
2009 IDA Rk 259 35 72 14 3 2 38 19 25 0 1 .309 .362 .421 .112 .298 21.6 0.1 2.1
2009 BUR A 137 10 24 6 0 0 7 6 15 0 1 .189 .228 .236 .047 .170 -9.8 1.1 -0.9
2010 WIL A+ 396 35 106 21 1 7 53 18 38 1 1 .290 .328 .411 .121 .262 14.0 2.3 1.6
2011 KCA MLB 158 20 49 8 2 3 21 7 20 0 0 .331 .361 .473 .142 .295 10.9 -6.5 0.5
2011 NWA AA 309 35 81 14 0 9 43 16 30 0 1 .283 .329 .427 .143 .254 11.1 16.2 2.7
2011 OMA AAA 49 5 16 5 0 1 10 0 6 0 0 .333 .347 .500 .167 .293 5.1 1.6 0.6
2012 LAG Wnt 148 23 49 10 0 8 39 9 17 1 1 .371 .412 .629 .258 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 53 11 17 2 0 0 7 2 5 0 0 .340 .365 .380 .040 .252 0.7 -0.9 -0.0
2012 KCA MLB 305 38 87 16 0 11 39 12 27 0 0 .301 .328 .471 .170 .270 14.6 -13.1 0.2
2013 VEN int 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 KCA MLB 526 48 145 25 3 13 79 21 63 0 0 .292 .323 .433 .141 .277 28.6 -2.4 2.8
2014 KCA MLB 606 57 150 28 2 17 70 22 85 1 0 .260 .289 .403 .144 .251 16.2 -14.4 0.2
2015 KCA MLB 553 52 138 25 0 21 70 13 82 1 0 .260 .280 .426 .166 .251 16.0 -8.5 0.8
2016 KCA MLB 546 57 127 28 2 22 64 22 119 0 0 .247 .288 .438 .191 .245 12.7 -8.5 0.4

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 564 0.5284 0.5284 0.8389 0.6477 0.3947 0.8912 0.7429 0.1611 218 -0.001951
2012 975 0.4923 0.4913 0.9040 0.6063 0.3798 0.9313 0.8617 0.0960 407 0.002042
2013 1753 0.4763 0.4923 0.8586 0.6168 0.3791 0.9146 0.7759 0.1414 715 0.001874
2014 2013 0.4704 0.5499 0.8383 0.6758 0.4381 0.9156 0.7323 0.1617 698 0.003354
2015 1828 0.4562 0.5405 0.8198 0.6715 0.4306 0.9125 0.6986 0.1802 701 -0.000650
2016 1861 0.4471 0.5513 0.7671 0.6803 0.4470 0.8746 0.6348 0.2329 0 0.000000
Career89940.46990.52940.83090.65510.41790.90650.72850.1691495.84990.0011

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-19 2014-08-19 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness -
2014-07-20 2014-07-21 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Soreness -
2014-06-17 2014-06-17 DTD 0 0 Bilateral Lower Leg Cramp -
2014-05-20 2014-05-24 DTD 4 3 Right Thumb Contusion -
2014-05-03 2014-05-04 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
2014-03-11 2014-03-12 Camp 1 0 Left Hand Contusion Foul Ball - -
2013-08-04 2013-08-11 7-DL 7 7 - Head Concussion Foul Ball - -
2013-07-10 2013-07-11 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Tightness - -
2013-05-21 2013-05-23 DTD 2 2 Right Hip Contusion Running Into Post - -
2012-09-21 2012-09-24 DTD 3 3 Bilateral Hand Contusion - -
2012-03-20 2012-06-22 60-DL 94 67 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus 2012-03-16 -
2012-03-13 2012-03-21 Camp 8 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2012-03-16 -
2011-09-01 2011-09-02 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Sprain Little Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 KCA $14,200,000
2020 KCA $14,200,000
2019 KCA $11,200,000
2018 KCA $8,700,000
2017 KCA $4,200,000
2016 KCA $2,000,000
2015 KCA $1,750,000
2014 KCA $1,500,000
2013 KCA $1,000,000
2012 KCA $750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$5,000,000
2011Current$2,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$7,000,000
5 yrFuture$52,500,000
11 yrTotal$59,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 50 dBeverly Hills Sports Council5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)

Details
  • 5 years/$52.5M (2017-21). Signed extension with Kansas City 3/1/16. $6M signing bonus. 17:$3M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$10M, 20:$13M, 21:$13M.
  • 5 years/$7M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options. 12:$0.75M, 13:$1M, 14:$1.5M, 15:$1.75M, 16:$2M, 17:$3.75M club option, 18:$5M club option, 19:$6M club option. 2017-19 salaries may increase by additional $5M overall based on performance, awards in 2012-16. Earns bonuses by reaching 4 points, with 1 point each for All-Star selection, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, top 15 in MVP vote. Has earned one point each for 2013-15 All-Star selections and 2013-15 Gold Glove awards.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/10/11.
  • Signed by Kansas City 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $65,000 signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201550.336.1413743.738.8208.2

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .237 .262 .375 .234
11 vs R (Multi) .278 .302 .441 .264
18 Split (Multi) .041 .040 .066 .031
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .215 .223 .337 .208
31 vs R (2015) .281 .307 .468 .270
38 Split (2015) .066 .084 .131 .062
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Take a look at the numbers above, and you'll see remarkable consistency across the board between Perez's 2014 and 2015 campaigns. That consistency can be extended to include another All-Star Game appearance, another Gold Glove and another season as one of the most hacktastic players in the game. Last year's World Series MVP was among the league leaders in swinging at pitches out of the zone, and posted the lowest walk rate in a league that also features Alcides Escobar. Of course, he also launched 21 bombs while adding to his reputation for toughness, durability and leadership behind the dish. Perez is poised to enter his prime as the premier backstop in the Junior Circuit; if he can just learn to lay off those sliders low and away, the sky will be the limit.
2015 Perez has two Gold Gloves on his mantle and was an iron man last season, catching a major-league record 158 games, counting the postseason, but he'll need to improve his Will Rogers plate approach if he wants to reach his gaudy potential. He doesn't rank among baseball's best pitch-framers, but he calls a good game, is surprisingly agile for a big man and controls baserunners. Perez also avoids strikeouts and has above-average power, but last year he didn't meet a pitch he didn't like. He continually offered at stuff out of the zone, leading to weak contact and pitchers learning they needn't throw strikes to retire him. Even his game-winning hit in the Wild Card game came when he pulled a pitch that was low and away. If Perez can't become a little more selective, he'll turn into A.J. Pierzynski with better defense and a lower batting average; that's not a bad player, but it also isn't the Junior Circuit's version of Yadier Molina.
2014 In just his first full season, Perez solidified his position as the top young defensive catcher in the American League. He gunned down a league-best 35 percent of all would be base stealers and earned kudos for handling the Kansas City staff. Offensively, he was a bit of a mixed bag. A free swinger with a high contact rate, he can be prone to streakiness. Nine of his 13 home runs were clubbed after August 16th. Still, the Royals will live with even a league-average OBP and power potential if Perez continues to shine defensively. Signed to an extremely club-friendly deal that controls him for the next six seasons at just $20 million, heís the catcher of the Royals' future, and the future is now.
2013 Itís rare that a 22-year-old with less than a full season in the majors could be thought of as a team leader, but thatís exactly how the Royals view Perez. Pitchers love the game-calling skills of this stalwart defensive catcher, while runners fear his lethal arm. A torn meniscus in spring training sidelined him until the All-Star break, but he still managed to lead the majors in runners picked off. He also threw out 42 percent of all would-be thieves, tops among catchers with at least 1,000 stolen-base opportunities against. For the second consecutive season he has also shown surprising ability with the bat. Another in a long line of free-swinging Royals hitters, he seldom misses his pitch and flashes progressive power. The Royals are fortunate to have one of the best young catchers in the game signed to an extremely club-friendly extension with options through 2019.
2012 Perez entered the 2011 season as one of the top defensive catching prospects in the game. He only enhanced that reputation in his major league debut when he picked a runner off first, another off third, and very nearly gunned down another off second. By the end of the season, he had caught base-stealers only 21 percent of the time. The low success rate is more a product of him learning the Royals pitching staff and their inability to keep runners close than his throwing ability. His catch and release mechanics, footwork, and arm strength are outstanding: his caught stealing rate will only increase. While his defensive reputation rightly preceded him, there were questions about how his bat would hold up at the big league level. Perez answered that emphatically with an 89 percent contact rate and gap to gap power. The Royals have struggled to fill the backstop position for years, employing the likes of Brent Mayne, Jason Kendall, and Miguel Olivo. That problem has been solved.
2011 One of the better sleepers in the system, catcher Salvador Perez is a defensive stalwart who started to show some signs of life with the bat in 2010.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Derek Norris for Paxton straight up? League parameters: dynasty standart roto categories 17 teams 40-man roster (10 minor slots) 1 active catcher slot, I have Salvador Perez and Swihart too.
(navarra from Ukraine)
I wouldn't, although it seems that you have the need so it's OK from that standpoint. Can you possibly aim a little higher? (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)This year and long term who would you prefer Evan Gattis or Salvador Perez?
(Kevin from Florida)
I prefer Gattis, although the loss of catcher eligibility is going to make it close. Perez has been overworked and I am concerned he is going to fall off of the injury/ineffectiveness cliff. Perez is a strong real life player, but except for half of a big rookie campaign, has never delivered on the price he is paid in fantasy. Gattis is going to get a big PA jump not catching this year. (Mike Gianella)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)The Royals come to you and say "bruh, this walk-up music we're using sucks. You like music, don't you? Choose the walk-up music for this whole lineup..." Nine players, nine songs. GO!
(Bruh from Club)
I did this in a mailbag bag in August. Forgive the jumbled up lineup:

1. Nori Aoki: "The Downfall of Us All" by A Day To Remember. This would just be an amusing way to start the first inning.

2. Omar Infante: "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi. Omar is a laid-back fellow.

3. Salvador Perez: "Simon Says" by Pharoah Monche. The Godzilla introduction would be excellent.

4. Billy Butler: "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart. A classic for the perpetually put-upon DH.

5. Alex Gordon: "Put On" by Young Jeezy. Either this, or "My Hero" by Foo Fighters. Or "The Best" by Tina Turner. I doubt Gordon would like the latter choices.

6. Josh Willingham: "Top Notch" by Manchester Orchestra. Non-descript rock music.

7. Lorenzo Cain: "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake. Smoother than LoCain flagging down a line drive in center.

8. Mike Moustakas: "You Wanted More" by Tonic. What? It's a good guitar riff.

9. Alcides Escobar: "Bowtie" by Outkast. I don't know. Feels like it fits. (Andy McCullough)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason Francisco Pena wouldn't be the Royals back-up catcher this year?
(hotstatrat from another world)
Brett Hayes exists? Not sure it matters much. Salvador Perez is going to catch a LOT of games. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Salvador Perez finish in the Top 5 at C this season? His second half was strong. An uptick in power seems inevitable going forward.
(Tim Bennett from Dunn Field)
I don't think so. I'm not sure more power is guaranteed and Joe Mauer still rates as a catcher for this season. I have Perez behind Posey, Molina, Mauer, Santana and McCann at least. Possibly Lucroy and a couple others. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Z, thanks for the chat. From what players are you expecting nice breakouts in 2013?
(Jon KK from Elkhart, IN)
I picked Salvador Perez in our Lineup Card on breakout players, but this list should give you a pretty good idea of some of the candidates.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19600

I also like Matt Harvey very much unless you count last year as a breakout or think top prospects can't "break out." (Zachary Levine)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of numbers can we expect from Salvador Perez this season? How about at his peak?
(Tony from Lunch)
He just keeps showing us more, huh? First it was the AVG then the HR last year. 14 HR - .290 AVG this year. Looks like he can be a 20+/.310 rake at his peak, but at 23 that may be some time away. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Salvador Perez and why did seemingly the entire scouting community miss on him?
(Username from Location)
People missed on him; no doubt. But some hit on him, like BP's own Joe Hamrahi, who scouted him at the complex level after he signed. I'm a big fan of the player, and I hope he can stay healthy because he could be a very important player for the Royals in their pursuit of major league success. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mr.Levine,can you put thes guys in order??Jose Fernandez...Salvador Perez...Albert Almora..Jorge Solar...Kyle Zimmer...Noah Syndergaaud...Allen Webster...Alen Hanson...Gregory Palanco..Aaron Sanchez...Andrew Heaney...Kevin Gausman..Addison Russell....Kyle Crick...Sean Manaea...Clint Frazier...Ryne Stanek... Thanks John
(John from Boston)
I sort of feel like this is a riddle to see if I can figure out what this list even is. What is this list? I'll go with Salvador (Sal(vy)) Perez and then the rest just for the present. (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan,can you put these guys in order.....Jose Fernandez,Albert Almora,Solar,Zimmer,Syndergaard,Hedges,Andrew Heaney,Salvador Perez,Allen Webster,Aaron Sanchez and Dan Straily....thanks
(John from Boston)
Hey, John.

Sheesh, that's a lot of names. From a fantasy standpoint, and based on what I've read, I'd probably want to own Fernandez and Sanchez. I'm probably not qualified to put the others in order, so I'd suggest asking a member of our prospect team. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)If Ryan Howard has the worst contract in baseball, does that mean Salvador Perez may end up as the best contract in baseball?
(igoinsane67 from my office)
Maybe! That's an excellent contract. Ask Sam Miller about it sometime. Sometimes he stops people on the street to tell them how much money Sal Perez is making. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy purposes, who do you prefer for next year, Hosmer or Salvador Perez? Pedroia or J. Bruce? Thanks.
(stewbies from Rochester, NY)
Perez, Pedroia (Sam Miller)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)plus hitter with plus defense behind the plate...Salvador Perez potentially?
(lewish from WA)
Yes. Perez is awesome. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)More on Salvador Perez...I remember you saying a couple of chats ago that every time you see him he shows you something you didn't think he could do. Why do you think that absolutely nobody thought he could be this, or anything close to this? He was in no way a hyped prospect. The Royals were clearly quite high on him, but to the prospect-y guys that was only so much team hype for it's own guy.
(Chris from between the keyboard and the chair)
Some guys you just need to spend more time watching in order to get it. Some players dont do it day after day, game after game, so you only catch flashes and sometimes [we] write those flashes off as just flashes, rather than previews of fire. Orgs know their talent, and it was clear that the Royals were aware of what they had in Perez early on. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you impressed with the seasons of Salvador Perez and Dayan Viciedo thus far? Is there a chance Salvador Perez keeps slugging over .500 in the future? Could Dayan Viciedo's average creep up into the 270s or 280s range in seasons to come? Who do you like more?
(Mike from CT)
I like Perez more. He's a guy that continues to prove me wrong. His bat is better than I thought it would be, and every time I think I have his offensive potential pegged, he shows me another aspect that I had previously discounted. Hell of a player. (Jason Parks)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of production do you see Salvador Perez making? Is he a future all star?
(BlueJaysFan from Toronto)
I don't think All-Star, no. (Sam Miller)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on the A. Escobar extension? Probably not much risk involved but seems unnecessary. Are they really going to save much on this opposed to going the arbitration route?
(Nick from NJ)
It's an okay move. The sum isn't large enough to prevent the Royals from doing other things. Is this false hustle or a sign of confidence in his development? Hard to say. That second part is the big question. It's nice to lock guys like Escobar and Salvador Perez up, but how much are defensive-first backstops and shortstops going to make going the usual route?

Also, is Escobar ever going to hit? I'm not so sure. I'll express more thoughts in a TA to be written later. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Follow-up please on Salvador Perez: If you really believe he can be that good - and yeah, that's one hell of a player for a catcher - why did nobody ever rate him highly as a prospect? Isn't a C prospect that good a top 100 guy?
(Chris from KC)
Well, the big step in offense came in 2011, and now he's not a prospect anymore, so it's more of a timing thing than anything else. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better as a long term C - Wilin Rosario or Salvador Perez?
(Chad from Fantasyland)
In fantasyland, I'll take Rosario. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ramon Hernandez or Salvador Perez this seaon
(Matt S. from NYC)
Hernandez. Power upside is greater, can still hit for some average too. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is keeping Salvador Perez for $5 at C worth pluging Carlos Santana in at 1B?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
Same as Kendrick -- you're best dealing one of them. If you only have one catcher spot, then keep Santana and let Perez go. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Loved your piece on catching prospects in the minors. Who does Salvador Perez compare closest to out of those profiled? Would you liken him to Bethancourt in that he is young for his league, great defensive potential, free swinger, etc? Or does Bethancourt's power potential put him in a different class?
(Matt from Fayetteville)
Thanks. Perez has potential, but his bat doesn't look so hot right now. He can stick behind the plate, as his glove/arm are solid. He's not really like Bethancourt. Perez can be a good defender. Bethancourt could be an elite defender. (Jason Parks)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 afx 0 .000 0.0 1021 -.002 0.6 30 .007 -.004 -0.1 0.5 0.0
2010 afa 0 .000 0.0 3722 -.000 0.3 73 -.029 -.001 1.4 1.7 0.0
2011 aaa 936 .010 1.7 526 -.001 0.1 11 -.004 -.001 0.0 1.8 0.0
2011 mlb 2713 -.015 -6.2 1827 .000 -0.2 32 .000 .006 -0.0 -6.4 0.0
2011 aax 5551 .014 12.9 3161 .001 -0.6 77 -.115 .008 5.3 17.6 0.0
2012 aaa 592 -.007 -0.8 307 -.000 0.0 2 .018 -.002 -0.0 -0.7 0.0
2012 mlb 4935 -.017 -12.5 3089 .001 -1.2 40 -.073 -.001 1.8 -11.9 0.0
2013 mlb 8150 -.001 -1.7 5296 -.000 0.1 66 -.029 .001 1.1 -0.5 0.0
2014 mlb 9108 -.010 -13.5 6114 -.000 0.5 73 -.015 -.001 0.6 -12.4 0.0
2015 mlb 8534 -.007 -8.3 5606 -.000 0.4 79 -.011 .001 0.5 -7.4 0.0
2016 mlb 8035 -.011 -13.4 5425 -.001 0.9 72 -.122 -.003 4.9 -7.6 0.0

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