Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez #13

  • C
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/240
  • Age: 26


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Salvador Perez Stats

.277 7 25 0 .806

Salvador Perez MLB Career Stats

.279 72 304 2 .742

Salvador Perez Bio

  • Full Name: Salvador Johan Perez
  • Born: 5/10/1990 in Valencia, Venezuela
  • Debut: August 10, 2011
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2016 Stats 166 19 46 7 25 0 .277 .313 .806
MLB Career Stats 2208 234 615 72 304 2 .279 .306 .742

Salvador Perez 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 27 5 12 1 4 2 6 0 .444 .483 .704
Last 15 Games 59 9 21 3 10 4 11 0 .356 .397 .593
Last 30 Games 113 12 32 4 14 6 27 0 .283 .319 .469
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
5/25 @ MIN 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0
5/27 vs CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
5/28 vs CWS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Last 3 Games
5/25 @ MIN
5/27 vs CWS
5/28 vs CWS
2016 Games by Position: C (42) 1B (1)

Salvador Perez Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Royals AL 176 96 90.56 241.26 74.58 19.86 53.72
MLB Avg - - - - 88.55 209.61 68.15 11.43 34.34


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Salvador Perez Stats

*Since 2006

Salvador Perez Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Salvador Perez Statcast Events


Salvador Perez 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
92 358 40 97 97 18 2 13 48 15 2 60 1 1 .271 .303 .441 .745
138 524 59 143 179 29 4 20 73 24 2 98 1 1 .273 .306 .458 .764
Rest of Season

Salvador Perez News

Salvador Perez Fantasy News

May 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM ET

No ligament damage, Perez won't go on DL

An MRI taken Sunday on Salvador Perez's left leg showed no ligament damage, and he will not go on disabled list.

May 28, 2016 at 5:37 PM ET

Perez injured in collision with Cuthbert

Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Saturday's game early after a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert.


Salvador Perez Awards

World Series MVP

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Kansas City AL
2014 Kansas City AL
2015 Kansas City AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2013 Kansas City AL
2014 Kansas City AL
2015 Kansas City AL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Kansas City AL

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/25/2011 NW Arkansas TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 NW Arkansas TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 NW Arkansas TEX

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Wilmington CAR

VWL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2012 La Guaira LVBP

Salvador Perez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2013 .292 17th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2014 578 25th in AL

Salvador Perez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 11, 2013 Kansas City Royals activated C Salvador Perez from the 7-day disabled list.
August 4, 2013 Kansas City Royals placed C Salvador Perez on the 7-day disabled list. Mild concussion.
June 4, 2013 Kansas City Royals activated C Salvador Perez from the restricted list.
June 2, 2013 Kansas City Royals placed C Salvador Perez on the restricted list.
May 26, 2013 Kansas City Royals placed C Salvador Perez on the bereavement list.
June 22, 2012 Kansas City Royals activated C Salvador Perez from the 60-day disabled list.
June 7, 2012 sent C Salvador Perez on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 20, 2012 Kansas City Royals placed C Salvador Perez on the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from March 2012 left knee surgery.
August 10, 2011 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of C Salvador Perez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 27, 2011 Salvador Perez assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
March 30, 2011 Salvador Perez assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
January 3, 2011 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster C Salvador Perez to spring training.
April 6, 2010 Salvador Perez assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Idaho Falls Chukars.
June 20, 2009 Salvador Perez assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars from Burlington Bees.

Salvador Johan Perez Bio Info

Full name is Salvador Johan (Diaz) Perez...has a son, Salvador, Jr...Played for the Major League All-Stars in their 2014 Tour of Japan in November...Participated in Royals FanFest, 2010-16…also participated in a calendar shoot for Braden's Hope for childhood cancer research, the annual Gloves for Kids fundraiser and events at the Guadalupe Center, Inc.


Salvador was selected to the All-Star Game for the third time in his career, starting behind the plate for the American League for the second-straight season…he became the first Royal to start consecutive years at the Midsummer Classic since George Brett did it in five-straight years (1981-85)...Earned his third-straight Rawlings Gold Glove, becoming the first A.L. catcher to win three straight since Joe Mauer (2008-10)...Set a franchise record with 21 home runs as a catcher, passing Mike Macfarlane, who hit 20 as a backstop in 1993… eight of his 21 home runs came in the seventh inning or later...Blasted a go-ahead solo shot off Texas reliever Keone Kela in the eighth inning of a 4-3 victory on June 7...Hit a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning at Detroit on September 18, sending the game into extra-innings...Led A.L. catchers in hits (137) and doubles (25) and ranked third in homers (21) and RBI (70)...Recorded 38 two-out RBI, which ranked ninth in the American League…hit .371 (26-for-70) with runners in scoring position and two outs, which was third in the A.L. among hitters with at least 50 at-bats in those situations...Hit .311 with a .489 slugging percentage with runners in scoring position...Batted .293 (22-for-75) with five doubles and two homers in 19 Interleague games...Hit .326 (28-for-86) with five doubles, three homers and 14 RBI during the month of April…batted .296 (32-for- 108) with six doubles, three homers and 15 RBI over his final 30 regular season games...Matched a career high with two doubles at Baltimore on September 13, marking the seventh time he's done that...Had three hits in a game six times and had four games with three RBI...Tied for third in the A.L., throwing out 24 would-be basestealers…since the start of the 2013 season, Salvy has gunned down 70 runners trying to steal, which ranks second in the Major Leagues, behind only Russell Martin (82)...Unanimously named World Series MVP, becoming the seventh catcher to win MVP honors in the Fall Classic and first since Toronto's Pat Borders in 1992...also the second Venezuelan-born player to earn the honor, joining Pablo Sandoval, who did it with San Francisco in 2012...Started all 16 postseason games behind the plate…hit four postseason homers, which tied for fifth among all participants...his 10 runs scored also tied for fifth...His four homers were tied for second most by a catcher in a single postseason, while he was the first backstop to hit as many as four home runs since Boston's Jason Varitek did it during the 2003 playoffs...Hit .364 (8-for-22) with two doubles and two RBI during the World Series…collected three hits in Game #4 of the series, his second three-hit contest in the Fall Classic...In 12 career World Series games, he's hit .348 (16-for-46) with three doubles, a homer and six RBI…hit safely in 10 of 12 contests during the Fall Classic.


Salvador had another All-Star campaign with a strong first half of the season...started a Royals record 143 games behind the plate, while his 146 regular season games as a catcher overall were also tops in team history...Selected to his second All-Star Game, becoming the first Royals player to start in the Midsummer Classic since Jermaine Dye did in 2000...Sal grounded out in his only at-bat...Led A.L. catchers in hits (150) and multi-hit games (40), while he was second in extra-base hits (47) and tied for second in runs scored (57)...His 150 hits were the most by a Royals backstop since Darrell Porter's 155 base knocks during the 1979 season...His 17 homers tied for eighth-most by a KC catcher with Mike Macfarlane's 1992 total...Perez got off to a great start, hitting .283 with 18 doubles, 11 homers and 36 RBI before the All-Star break, but posted a .229 average with 11 doubles, two triples, six homers and 34 RBI after the break...Enjoyed his best month in June, where he batted .347 (35-for-101) with four doubles, five homers and 16 RBI...Had a season-best 12-game hitting streak, June 5-18, where he hit .370 (17-for-46)...Despite hitting just .229 in August, he tied for 10th in the American League with 20 RBI...Batted .320 (24-for-75) with four doubles, five homers and 14 RBI in Interleague contests...This included multi-hit contests in five of his first six against the Senior Circuit...Went 4-for-4 on Opening Day (March 31) in Detroit, becoming the first Royal to collect four hits on Opening Day since Fred Patek did it against Toronto in 1979...Blasted a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning at Tampa Bay off Kirby Yates, giving the Royals a 5-4 come-from-behind victory...Threw out 23 would-be base stealers, which ranked fifth in the American League...Over the past two seasons, he's nabbed 46 runners trying to steal, which are tops in the American League and rank third in the Majors, behind only Russell Martin (57) and Wellington Castillo (47)...Tied for the Major League lead with four pickoffs from behind the plate, while his total led the Junior Circuit...Salvy's 13 career pickoffs are the most by a Royals catcher and rank sixth among active catchers with Chris Iannetta...Caught every inning during the Royals' postseason run, starting all 15 games...Combining the regular season and playoffs, his 161 games caught were the most in Major League history...Hit .333 (8-for-24) with a double, a home run and four RBI during the World Series...Homered off World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner in Game 1, the only run the lefty allowed during the Fall Classic...Also had a two-run double in Game 2 of the Series...Collected the third walk-off hit in Royals postseason history with the game-winning RBI single in the 9-8 Wild Card win over the A's.

Salvador had a breakout year, becoming the first Royals' catcher selected to the All-Star Game since 1980 (DarrellPorter) and the first KC backstop to earn a Rawlings Gold Glove award since 1989 (Bob Boone)... Became the first Royals player to collect a hit in the Midsummer Classic since Bo Jackson in 1989...caught the final All-Star inning (eighth) thrown by legendary closer, Mariano Rivera, the game's MVP... Finished the season with a bang, hitting .367 (44-for-120) with eight homers and 32 RBI after August 23...tied with Detroit's Victor Martinez for highest average and most hits in that span...his 32 RBI over the final 36 gameswere second-most in MLB to San Francisco's Hunter Pence (35)... Ranked second in the American League with a .377 average (46-for-122) with runners in scoring position...alsoninth in the league, batting .317 vs. left-handed pitching... Collected 140 hits as a catcher, the most in Royals led the A.L., and was second in the Majors to St. Louis' Yadier Molina (158)... Batted .310 (77-for-248) vs. A.L. Central opponents, which ranked second to Detroit's Victor Martinez (.331) forhighest within the division (min. 200 AB)...hit .318 (74-for-233) with six homers and 44 RBI at "The K"... Led A.L. catchers, throwing out 23 would-be base stealers...threw out 35.2 percent of baserunners trying to steal,which was the second-highest percentage in the league among backstops with at least 100 games... KC's pitchers had a 3.36 ERA when he was behind the plate, the best mark in the A.L. and fifth in the Majors...recorded his ninth career pickoff on April 20 at Boston, which extended his club record... Hit safely in 11-straight games, June 5-15, matching the second-longest streak in his career... Recorded first career multi-homer game at Minnesota, August 28, becoming the first KC catcher to homer twice in a game since Miguel Olivo in 2009...also matched career bests with four hits and four RBI in the same game... Collected four RBI vs. Tampa Bay on August 26 with a three-run homer and a sac fly... Broke a tie with a pinch-hit bases-clearing double vs. Cleveland, July 4, in a 10-7 win... Missed nine games after being placed on the Bereavement List (May 25) and seven games after being placed on the Concussion D.L. (August 3).
2012 Salvy came off the 60-day D.L. on June 22 with an 11-game hitting streak in which he hit .425 (17-for-40) with 3 doubles and 3 home runs...he had missed the entire 2012 season to that point after undergoing surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee...Led all MLB catchers with 5 pickoffs in just 74 games, 2 more than anyone else...the 5 pickoffs were a franchise single-season record and his 8 career pickoffs also are a Royals career record...Posted a career-best and 2012 team-high 17-game hitting streak from August 22-September 13...hit .361 (26-for-72) during this streak which was the longest ever by a Royals catcher...also hit in 16 straight as a catcher (1 as DH), the longest streak by a MLB backstop in 2012...After returning from the D.L. on June 22, led all A.L. catchers (min. 70 games caught over that span) in average (.301), hits (87), runs (38), and doubles (16)...His 27 strikeouts were tied for the second-fewest in MLB among players with at least 250 at bats...fewest was Philly's Placido Polanco with 25...Opponents attempted just 40 stolen bases in his 74 games and he caught 15 of the 40 (37.5%), the best pct. among all A.L. catchers (min. 70 games)...Hit his first pro walk-off homer on September 15 vs. Los Angeles...Following season, played for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League...serving as the DH for a majority of his 32 games, he hit .371 with 10 doubles, 8 home runs and 39 RBI and was named Venezuelan Winter League Rookie of the Year...Signed a five-year contract through 2016 with three options seasons: 2017, 2018 and 2019, on February 27, 2012...Following regular season, was named Venezuelan Winter League Rookie of the Year after batting .371 (49-for-132) with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 39 RBI and 23 runs in 32 games for La Guaira. 2011 Began his successful climb to gain the Royals starting catcher spot with Double-A NW Arkansas before being promoted to Omaha (AAA) and then to the Majors for his first time in August. ... Had his contract selected on August 10 and made his debut that night at Tampa Bay ... recorded his first big league hit with a single and also picked off runners at both first and third base. ... Blasted his first career home run off the Tigers'Max Scherzer on August 29 at Detroit. ... After hitting just .182 (6-for-33) in his first 9 games as a big leaguer, batted .374 (43-for-115) in his final 30 games ... his .374 mark from August 21 on was the fourth-highest in baseball. 2010 Spent the entire season at Wilmington (A Advanced) as one of the youngest players in the Carolina League... opened the year at 19 before turning 20 on May 10...After batting .260 with a .298 on-base pct. and .387 slugging prior to the All-Star break, hit .318 with a .343 on-base pct. and .432 slugging following the break, including .402 with 4 home runs and 18 RBI in 24 games in August and September...Finished eighth in the Carolina League in batting average...Caught 37 of 88 attempted basestealers for a 42% clip...Capped the campaign by participating for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League.