Neifi Perez #5

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Neifi Perez MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.267 64 489 57 .672

Neifi Perez Bio

  • Full Name: Neifi Neftali Perez
  • Born: 6/2/1973 in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: August 31, 1996
  • Last Game: 7/5/2007
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 5127 640 1370 64 489 57 .267 .297 .672

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Neifi Perez Stats

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Neifi Perez Advanced Stats

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Awards

Neifi Perez Awards

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2000 Colorado NL

Neifi Perez Leaderboards

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1999 108 13th in NL

Hits

Season H Rank
1998 177 17th in NL
1999 193 5th in NL
2000 187 9th in NL
2005 157 24th in NL

Doubles

Season 2B Rank
2000 39 12th in NL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
1997 10 2nd in NL
1998 9 3rd in NL
1999 11 1st in NL
2000 11 2nd in NL
2001 8 5th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1998 162 1st in NL
1999 157 15th in NL
2000 162 1st in NL
2005 154 22nd in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1998 647 4th in NL
1999 690 1st in NL
2000 651 2nd in NL
2005 572 25th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1998 712 5th in NL
1999 732 2nd in NL
2000 699 6th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2002 9 9th in AL

Neifi Neftali Perez Bio Info

Has one son, Neifi Jr. and resides in Santo Domingo, DR during the off-season...Played for the Dominican Republic's Junior National Basketball team...Batted .281 (45x160) with 18 runs scored, six doubles, three triples, a home run and 19 RBI for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League following the 1995 season...Named to Baseball America's winter all-star squad following the 1998 season after hitting .304 (63x207) with 36 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, four home runs, 34 RBI and 10 stolen bases with Escogido in the Dominican Winter League...tabbed the Most Valuable Player of the Caribbean World Series after hitting .400 (12x30) with a double, home run and six RBI...Played for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League following the 2002 season and hit .329 (27x82) with 20 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 10 RBI...Hit .315 (34x108) with 13 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League following the 2003 season...Batted .356 (32x90) for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League following the 2004 season, scoring 12 runs and collecting three doubles, a triple, home run and 12 RBI...Played in 13 games for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League following the 2005 season and batted .208 (11x53) with five runs scored, a double, triple, home run and six RBI. 2007 Appeared in 33 games with the Tigers before missing the remainder of the season after being suspended by Major League Baseball for violating the league's joint drug prevention and treatment program...Collected four RBI on May 6 at Kansas City to equal a career high -- finished the game with a season-best two hits, including a home run...Received a 25-game suspension from Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned stimulant in violation of the league's joint drug prevention and treatment program on July 6...suspended for an additional 80 games by Major League Baseball on August 3. 2006 Began the season with the Chicago Cubs, before being acquired by the Tigers in a two-player deal on August 20...Managed a .193 batting average (21x109) over his first 41 games of the season April 3-June 10 with the Cubs, before batting .307 (39x127) over his final 46 games with the Cubs June 11-August 19...Equaled a career best with four RBI on May 28 versus Atlanta and July 2 at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox...Fared better against lefthanded pitchers, batting .265 (26x98)...hit .232 (47x203) with righties on the mound...Appeared in 154 games for the Cubs in 2005, serving as the club's primary shortstop...Fourth-hardest batter to fan in the National League, striking out once every 12.17 at-bats...third in the league with 22 ground into double plays...Equaled a career high with four RBI on April 25 versus Cincinnati -- collected four RBI on May 27 versus Colorado and July 24 at St. Louis to match the high...Batted .368 (25x68) with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBI in 21 games during April -- sixth in the league with a .368 batting average during the month...Posted a season-best 14-game hitting streak May 23-June 5, batting .422 (27x64) with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI...Connected for his second career grand slam on July 24 at St. Louis, homering off Al Reyes...Finished 11th in the league with a .347 batting average (26x75) in 22 games during August. 2005 Appeared in 154 games for the Cubs in 2005, serving as the club's primary shortstop...Fourth-hardest batter to fan in the National League, striking out once every 12.17 at-bats...third in the league with 22 ground into double plays...Equaled a career high with four RBI on April 25 versus Cincinnati -- collected four RBI on May 27 versus Colorado and July 24 at St. Louis to match the high...Batted .368 (25x68) with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBI in 21 games during April -- sixth in the league with a .368 batting average during the month...Posted a season-best 14-game hitting streak May 23-June 5, batting .422 (27x64) with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI...Connected for his second career grand slam on July 24 at St. Louis, homering off Al Reyes...Finished 11th in the league with a .347 batting average (26x75) in 22 games during August. 2004 Opened the season with the San Francisco Giants before signing with the Cubs organization following his release from the Giants on August 17, 2004...Collected four RBI on April 6 at Houston to match a career high...Batted .322 (19x59) in 22 games during July...Joined the Cubs after having his contract purchased from Triple A Iowa on September 1...Sixth in the National League with a .377 batting average (23x61) in 22 games during September -- scored 12 runs during the month, while collecting five doubles, two home runs and six RBI. 2003 Served as a utility infielder for the Giants in 2003, seeing action at second base, third base and shortstop...Finished 10th in the National League with a .346 batting average (28x81) in 23 games during May...Collected his 1,000th career hit on July 1 at St. Louis, a bunt single off Woody Williams. 2002 Second among American League shortstops with 251 putouts and 107 double plays in 2002 for the Kansas City Royals...Tied for second among league shortstops with 19 errors...Hit safely in 12 of his 14 games July 15-28, batting .300 (15x50)...Batted .317 (13x41) in 11 games during September...Claimed off waivers by the Giants on November 25. 2001 Opened the season with the Colorado Rockies before being acquired by the Royals in a two-player deal on July 25, 2001...Tied for fifth in the National League with eight triples for the Rockies...Named the best defensive shortstop in the National League by Baseball America...Sidelined April 8-23 with a sprained left thumb...Batted .447 (21x47) in 11 games during April, scoring 12 runs and collecting three doubles, two triples, a home run and 11 RBI -- led the National League with a .447 batting average during the month...Equaled a career high with four RBI on May 8 versus the New York Mets -- collected four RBI on July 23 versus San Francisco to match the career best...Established a career best with a 17-game hitting streak June 1-19, batting .346 (28x81) with 15 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, four home runs and 11 RBI. Tied for third in the National League with 40 hits during June -- hit .320 (40x125) in 27 games during the month, scoring 22 runs and collecting five doubles, three triples, four home runs and 13 RBI...Batted .317 (20x63) over a 16-game stretch for the Royals August 28-September 21. 2000 Won his first career Rawlings Gold Glove award, posting a .978 fielding percentage (18 E/829 TC) and turning 120 double plays ... led all major league shortstops in starts (160), putouts (288), assists (523) and total chances ... was second in double plays ... ranked third among NL shortstops in fielding percentage ... was one of four big leaguers to appear in all 162 games of the season - it was the second time in his career he had done so ... hit .287 with 39 doubles, 11 triples, 10 homers and 71 RBI ... set career marks in doubles and RBI and tied his career-best triples total of the previous year ... recorded 52 multi-hit games and had three 4-hit games - two of which came over a three-game span ... went 4-for-6 August 22 vs. Atlanta, doubling and driving in a pair of runs ... bettered that effort August 25 at Pittsburgh, going 4-for-4 with 3 doubles and 2 RBI ... tied another career high when he drove in 4 runs June 28 vs. San Francisco ... tied a club record April 28 and August 25, hitting 3 doubles in each of the contests ... hit safely in 10 straight games September 11-21 for his fourth career double-digit hitting streak ... homered in the leadoff spot September 6 off the Cubs' Kerry Wood. 1999 Established career marks in hits (193), triples (11), home runs (12), stolen bases (13) and runs scored (108) ... hit .280 with 27 doubles and 70 RBI in 157 games ... led the National League in at-bats (690) and tied for the league lead in triples ... ranked fifth in both hits and multi-hit games (60) ... recorded his third career double-digit hitting streak, hitting safely over a 12-game span September 10-22 ... homered in both games of a doubleheader July 3 vs. San Diego ... hit a 3-run homer off Woody Williams in the first game and followed up with his first career grand slam (off Heath Murray) in the second game ... combined to go 4-for-9 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored and 8 RBI over the two games ... posted 4 RBI in each game - for his first two career 4-RBI games ... committed just 14 errors in 755 total chances (.981 fielding percentage). 1998 Was on an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career - and went on to see action at shortstop in all 162 of Colorado's games ... joined teammate Vinny Castilla as the first two Colorado Rockies to appear in every game in a season ... batted .274 with 25 doubles, 9 triples, 9 homers and 59 RBI ... led the NL with 20 bunt hits and 22 sacrifices ... also was tied for the league lead in appearances, tied for third in triples and ranked fourth in atbats (647) ... notched his first career double-digit hitting streak July 27-August 11, hitting .393 (24-61) over the 15-game span ... also had a 13-game streak August 30-September 12 ... hit for the cycle July 25 vs. St. Louis, going 4-for- 4 ... did not homer again until September 27 vs. San Francisco, when he hit a game-winning homer off Robb Nenn that sent the Giants to Wrigley Field for a one-game playoff for the NL Wild Card spot. 1997 Split the season between Colorado and Colorado Springs (AAA), combining to hit .326 in 151 games ... opened the season at Triple-A, where he hit .363 with 24 doubles, 8 homers and 46 RBI in 68 games ... was once again honored as a Pacific Coast League all-star shortstop and as a Baseball America Triple-A all-star ... was promoted to Colorado June 19 and started 79 of the remaining 91 games ... batted .291 for the big league club, notching 13 doubles, 10 triples, 5 homers and 31 RBI ... his 10 triples ranked second in the NL ... hit his first major league homer in his first game of the season with Colorado, tagging San Diego's Andy Ashby for a solo homer in a 5-2 Colorado loss ... had 25 multi-hit games, including a career-high 5- hit affair in the final game of the season ... was 5-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI September 28 vs. Los Angeles ... also had 4 hits July 25 vs. the Cubs, doubling and scoring 3 runs ... tied a National League record for double plays turned by a shortstop in a 9.0-inning game when he turned 5 in the June 26 contest. 1996 Made his major league debut in his fourth professional campaign - and was also named Colorado's minor league player of the year ... his contract was purchased August 31 and he made his ML debut that night, hitting in the leadoff spot for the Rockies ... recorded his first big league hit September 12 vs. Atlanta (off John Smoltz), going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored ... spent the majority of the season at Colorado Springs (AAA), where he hit .316 in 133 games ... had 77 runs scored, 28 doubles and 72 RBI ... hit for the cycle August 25 at Salt Lake ... was honored by Baseball America as a Triple-A all-star, was an all-star shortstop for the Pacific Coast League and was named the league's fourthbest prospect ... ranked among league leaders in several categories, as he was first in at-bats (570), second in triples (12) and hits (180), fourth in total bases (253) and fifth in games. 1995 Began his third professional campaign at Triple-A but spent most of the year in Double-A ... was 10-for-36 (.278) with 4 doubles and 2 RBI in 11 games for Colorado Springs (AAA). 1994 Hit .239 in his second season ... also had 64 runs scored, 24 extra-base hits and 35 RBI ... led the California League in games (134), total chances (650), putouts (223) and double plays (86) - also was fifth in triples (7) ... was named to the league's all-star team. 1993 Signed a non-drafted free agent contract with Colorado just prior to the expansion draft ... hit .260 with 11 doubles, 4 triples, 3 homers and 32 RBI in 75 games for Bend (A) ... averaged just over 1.0 hit per game, as he had 77 hits for the season - ranking fifth in the Northwest League in that category ... in addition, he was second in the league in at-bats (296) and third in games played.