|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||470.00||14.00||.304||75.00||55.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||46||11||2|| .239|| .391|| .239|
|vs Salazar (Career)||5||1||0|| .400||.200||.200|
|vs RHP||276||85||10|| .334|| .475|| .308|
|07/28/2014||Salvador Perez, C KC||Chris Archer, SP TB|
Kurt Suzuki, C MIN
|07/28/2014||Danny Salazar, SP CLE||Salvador Perez, C KC|
|07/28/2014||Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
David Wright, 3B NYM
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
Lance Lynn, SP STL
Salvador Perez, C KC
|Christian Vazquez, C BOS|
Gregory Polanco, RF PIT
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
John Danks, SP CHW
Carlos Ruiz, C PHI
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
|Last 10 Games|
|Salvador Perez helps early and late in defeat of Indians |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/26/14) Royals catcher Salvador Perez got his team off on the right foot Friday night against Cleveland with a solo home run in the first inning to provide a 1-0 lead. He helped complete the victory with a single and run scored in the eighth.
Perez, who managed his first three-hit game since Independence Day, now boasts a solid .285/.326/.434 stat line.
|Salvador Perez returns to the lineup |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who sat out with a groin injury Sunday, returned to Monday's lineup against the White Sox. Perez is hitting .282 with 11 homers and 37 RBI in 87 games.
|Salvador Perez set to sit Sunday against Red Sox |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been given Sunday off against Boston. He has been dealing with a groin injury, but expects to return to the lineup Monday. Brett Hayes is set to start instead.
Perez, who started for the American League in the All-Star Game, went hitless in four at-bats Saturday.
|Salvador Perez hits game-winning home run Wednesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Royals catcher Salvador Perez came through in a big way Wednesday against the Rays.
With his team trailing by two, Perez stepped to the plate with two men on in the top of the ninth inning. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Perez belted a 91 mph fastball out to left for the go-ahead blast. The Royals hung on to win the game, making Perez the hero.
Perez finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI.
|It took Salvador Perez quite a while to locate his power swing in 2013, but at least he found it. Better late than never. Perez hit a disappointing .279 with a .384 slugging percentage, .695 OPS, four home runs and 42 RBI through his first 89 games last season. But it finally started to click for the young catcher in August and he finished the season on a high note, batting .318 with a .526 slugging percentage, .872 OPS, nine home runs and 37 RBI in his last 49 games. His Fantasy production also saw a nice boost late in the year. After averaging 10.4 Fantasy points through the first 19 scoring periods, he averaged 19.4 points over the last seven. Even with poor offensive numbers through the first four months, Perez finished as the eighth-highest scoring Fantasy catcher. Perez has always been lauded for his strong defensive skills, but he's starting to come around offensively as a major leaguer. Perez is a mid-round Fantasy pick in mixed leagues.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/29/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|7/30/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|7/31/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|8/1/14||@ OAK||9:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
|8/2/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|8/3/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|8/5/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Wade Miley|