by John Viril— Opening Day means very little in the grand scheme of things. Your team’s year is rarely foreshadowed by what happens in 1 of 162 regular season games. Yet, because that one game becomes the entirety of data that we have about our team, we cannot help but make a few judgments. Consequently, I cautiously make this observation from yesterday’s opening day loss to the White Sox—C Salvador Perez does have some holes in his game.
I make that last statement somewhat tongue-in-cheek. All off-season, pundits have competed to see who could heap more superlatives on the young Venezuelan anytime someone mentioned the Royals. Salvador Perez can gun down a would-be base-stealer with throws faster than a speeding bullet. Sal Perez could destroy Tokyo by taking an afternoon stroll outside his hotel room. Superman has a poster of Salvador Perez on his bedroom wall.
Compared to what was said this off-season, those comments are understatements.
A few days ago, ESPN posted a quick data s...