Salvador Perez - The best in the AL is getting better

Salvador Perez was the second best catcher in the American League last year. The only guy ahead of him is now a first baseman for the Minnesota Twins. That leaves Perez as the best now in the league and he is getting better. And he is a big reason for optimism for the playoff chances of the Kansas City Royals. Right now, Perez is the fWAR leader in baseball. That will change. He...
Via The Flagrant Fan
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez is becoming a Superstar

by John Viril— Forget about the Royals disappointing 1-0 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Something much more important is happening: soon-to-be 24-year-old catcher Salvador Perez is beginning to harness his talent. In 28 plate appearances in 2014, Perez is hitting a ludicrous .476/.607/.667, he’s banged 4 doubles in 10 total hits—and more importantly—HE’S...

How the Kansas City Royals will make the playoffs

Left fielder Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals look to make a playoff push in 2014. It’s been nearly 30 years since the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, and incidentally that was the last time they made an appearance in the playoffs as well. 2013 was by far the best season in recent history for the Royals, and as they look to build off of momentum from last year they...
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Salvador Perez leads Royals past White Sox for second straight win

Salvador Perez flipped his bat as he sprinted down the first base line, a small but telling expression of his excitement. His eighth-inning double provided the winning run in a 4-3 Royals victory over the White Sox on Saturday, and saved the team from the frustration of another bullpen blowup. Alex Gordon cracked a two-out double to set the table for Perez. The two extra-base hits...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Perez go-ahead double lifts Royals over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Saturday. Alex Gordon doubled off left-hander Scott Downs (0-1) before Perez hit Maikel Cleto's second pitch down the left-field line. Wade Davis (1-1) let the White Sox tie it at three when gave up two runs in the eighth on...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Perez hit in head by pitch, leaves game

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals has been hit in the helmet by a pitch and left the game against San Diego. The Royals say Perez didn't sustain a concussion Wednesday. Perez relayed through the club that he's "fine." Perez was hit by a breaking ball above his left ear. The Royals catcher fell to the ground and was down for a few seconds...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Catcher Affected by Line Drive That Struck Opposing Pitcher

Major League Baseball can do everything to protect the players from injury but some plays are just unavoidable. A line drive back up the middle that strikes a pitcher is one such play. When it hits the pitcher in the face, the game gets real scary. Such a situation came up during the Kansas City Royals’ spring training exhibition with the Cincinnati Reds this week. With Royals’...
Via i70baseball
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman to have metal plate inserted during surgery

Cincinnati Reds team doctor Tim Krenchek referred to Aroldis Chapman as “a very lucky guy” despite the fact that the closer is currently undergoing surgery and will have a metal plate inserted after he was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez during a […] The post Reds team doctor: Aroldis Chapman to have metal plate inserted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman suffers facial fractures after being struck in face by line drive (video)

An incredibly frightening moment played out during Wednesday’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals when Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Royals catcher Salvador Perez. The incident occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning when Perez lined a 99-mph offering […] The post Aroldis Chapman suffers facial fractures...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman hit in face by Salvador Perez line drive (Video)

Cincinnati Reds flame thrower Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a Salvador Perez line drive during a spring training game on Wednesday night and was carted off the field. Chapman is the hardest thrower in baseball, which means any ball coming off the bat would be returned with absurd velocity. The play occurred […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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