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Salvador Perez Deserves a Break

Salvador Perez, to me, is one of the more overrated players in baseball. Defining “overrated” is a largely subjective endeavor, but, to me, he has received praise and exposure in a volume not commensurate with his abilities. Yes, he was part of a world-championship club, and he was of course heavily involved as its catcher. Still, his production is not that of an All-Star. He’s...
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Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Salvador Perez Turning On the Power?

We’re given a few things. One, Salvador Perez is rather newly 26 years old. And he’s a catcher, and you know how they develop. Two, Perez is running what would be a career-high strikeout rate. Three, Perez is running what would be a career-high isolated slugging. We’ve seen this before, and the speculation is almost always the same. Is Perez starting to trade some of his contact...
Via Fangraphs
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez Injury: Royals Catcher Helped Off Field With Leg Injury After Collision

When the injury bug bites, it bites hard. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez was helped off the field Saturday against the Chicago White Sox following a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert on a routine foul pop up. Salvador Pérez gets taken out by his own teammate. Left game with help of trainers. #Royals #WhiteSox — Aldo...
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

DraftKings: David Ortiz, Salvador Perez Highlight Tom Caron’s Picks

The Boston Red Sox are back at Fenway Park on Friday night for their series opener against the Cleveland Indians, and NESN’s Tom Caron is expecting big things from designated hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz is one of Caron’s three recommendations for your DraftKings lineup, and for good reason. Ortiz is 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs against Indians ace Corey Kluber. If...
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Introducing the Salvador Perez Wedding Cake

As a shock to no one, Salvador Perez is entering 2016 on a roll. First, the Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher’s iconic postgame celebration was introduced as the centerpiece of the team’s new marketing campaign and immortalized in the form of a 3D billboard. Sunday, the 2015 World Series MVP’s bucket dumping antics became edible. @SalvadorPerez15 @Royals Made a cake in...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals' Perez gives $1 million to build UYE ball fields in KC

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez is donating $1 million to the Urban Youth Academy, a 21-acre development of playing fields and other park amenities near downtown Kansas City, Missouri.The news Wednesday came one day after Perez signed a $52.5 million, five-year contract that will keep him with Kansas City through the 2021 season. It also coincided with a City Council...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez got a tattoo of the Royals’ World Series champions logo

The Kansas City Royals’ World Series title was clearly a meaningful one for all involved, and we have further evidence of that. Royals catcher Salvador Perez went as far as to get the official World Series Champions logo tattooed on his arm. The real champs
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals Extend Salvador Perez, the Most Royals Player

The one conversation we continue to have about the Royals to this day is whether there’s just something about them that the numbers aren’t seeing. I think we’ve all agreed the Royals have deserved to be pretty good of late, but to be as good as they’ve been — let’s face it, the pro-Royals side has plenty of ammunition. They’ve played like something greater than the...
Via Fangraphs
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

More #SalvySplash: Royals, Perez agree to five-year extension

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Salvador Perez signed a club-friendly deal with the Royals four years ago in part so his mother, Yilda, would no longer have to work in their increasingly violent hometown in Venezuela.Now, the All-Star catcher is hopeful he can move her to the U.S. permanently.Perez and the Royals agreed to a contract through 2021 on Tuesday that guarantees the All-Star catcher...
Via Associated Press
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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