by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to seven games Wednesday against the Angels with two hits, including a double. He also added two RBI for the second time in three games.
Perez is batting .380 (19 for 50) in his last 13 games, raising his average from .256 to .303. He has four doubles, four runs and six RBI in that span.
Salvador Perez gets three hits
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez collected three hits Monday against the Angels.
Perez hit two singles and added a double. He scored one run and drove in two. Perez hasn't hit for power yet this season, but has raised his slash line to .298/.318/.395 in 124 at-bats. He will face Angels starter Jason Vargas Tuesday.
Salvador Perez hitting, just not for power
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) It's nice to see Royals catcher Salvador Perez stringing together hits. Many Fantasy owners took a big stake in Perez during the preseason and have yet to see the rewards, so for Perez to provide a promising batting average is encouraging.
While Perez is batting .338 (23 for 68) in his last 19 games, I still caution Fantasy owners to keep expectations in check. As I wrote in the preseason, I didn't believe in Perez's home run numbers early in his MLB career and I still don't. Perez was more of a gap hitter in the minors and his 13.1 percent home run to fly ball ratio last season, per FanGraphs.com, was definitely high for him. This season, Perez's HR/FB ratio is 5.6 percent, which is definitely closer to what can be expected.
Perez can be serviceable as a low-end starter in deep mixed leagues. But I'm not shocked by his lack of power through the first month of the season.
Salvador Perez starting to heat up
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is starting to heat up at the plate, posting two straight multi-hit games for the first time this season. However, he has struck out 19 times in 93 plate appearances after totalling just 27 strikeouts in 305 plate appearances last season.
Perez has hit .278/.290/.378 with a 19:1 K:BB ratio this season.
Salvador Perez hits first one out
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez finally got on the board Saturday against the Indians after not hitting a home run in his first 19 games. He launched a two-run bomb off starter Scott Kazmir in the second inning and finished 1 for 4 in the 3-2 win.
Perez is batting .273 with eight RBI.
Salvador Perez still looking for first HR of 2013
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has yet to hit a home run this season in 19 games played. He's hitting .274/.280/.356 in 75 plate appearances.
Perez homered in his first game of 2012 en route to hitting 11 home runs in 305 plate appearances, and he had multiple home runs in June, July, August and September of last season. He'll attempt to notch his first homer of 2013 in this weekend's series against the Indians.
Perez is batting .258 through his first 15 games, and the 22-year-old is waiting on his first home run after hitting 11 in 76 games a year ago. He has struck out 12 times and walked once in 62 at-bats and has a tough schedule ahead of him in Week 4. Perez will face the Tigers and Indians, who are scheduled to throw six right-handed pitchers in a row at him. Perez's career OPS is .716 against righties, so this is not the week to expect him to turn it around.
We still like Perez's potential after how well he played in 2011 and 2012, but he is a shaky start right now.
Keep Salvador Perez active in Rotisserie leagues
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/17/2013) After exceeding a .300 batting average in each of his first two seasons with the Royals, Salvador Perez has slumped his way to a .259 average in his first 13 games this year.
Perez is one of the majors' best contact hitters, but he's already struck out 10 times this year, as compared to 27 times in 289 at-bats last season.
Perez is a good bet to start making contact at a higher rate again, and he even has a little home run power to boot. He's sitting on the bench in 18 percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com, but at least in Rotisserie leagues, Perez needs to be trusted with an active roster spot for now.
Salvador Perez not getting time to rest
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez started a 14th straight game behind the plate Wednesday at Atlanta. He ended up going 1 for 4 with two runners left on base.
Perez has hit safely in seven of his last eight games. He's batting .344 (11 for 32) with two RBI and three doubles in that span.
Salvador Perez has first multi-hit game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has struggled early in the season for Kansas City. He began breaking out of his slump Monday in the team's home-opening win over the Twins.
Perez singled twice in the game as he finished 2 for 4 in the 3-1 win. That raised his batting average to .200 on the year and snapped an 0-for-8 stretch over his previous two games. Perez has at least one base hit in five of his seven games played this year, but has yet to drive in a run.
Salvador Perez notches another hit
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has started off his season with a modest two-game hitting streak as he singled Wednesday in Chicago.
The Kansas City backstop has gone 1 for 4 in each game and is batting .250 to this point with two singles. The Royals have scored just two runs in two games against the White Sox.
The 22-year-old Perez hit .379 this spring with two homers and 12 RBI over 58 at-bats. He homered 11 times over 289 at-bats last year through 76 games.
Salvador Perez hits first home run of spring
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez was part of an offensive explosion in his teams' 9-9 tie Wednesday night, hitting his first home run of the season -- one of four home runs for the Royals in the game. Perez also added a single in his five at-bats to raise his spring line to .377/.375/.528. Perez checks in with the rarely-seen phenomenon of an OBP lower than his batting average by virtue of having just one walk this spring while adding two sacrifice flies.
Perez wins winter league honor
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/15/2013) MLB.com reports Royals catcher Salvador Perez was named rookie of the year in the Venezuelan Winter League. Perez hit .371 with eight homers, 10 doubles and 39 RBI in 32 games for Tiburones. He also had 23 runs, .412 on-base percentage, .629 slugging percentage and 1.041 OPS.