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Salvador Pérez
.247 22 64
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 240 NFBC ADP: 129.17
Position: CBorn: 5/10/1990 Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Royals (2006)

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Sep. 30 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Perez was not in the lineup for the third straight game Saturday because of a sore knee and hamstring strain.
Analysis: The workhorse catcher has been dealing with a sore knee for much of the second half, which helps explain his lowly .173 average in September.
Sep. 25 4:57 PM PT5:57 PM MT6:57 PM CT7:57 PM ET19:57 ET23:57 GMT7:57 4:57 PM MST6:57 PM EST7:27 PM VEN3:57 UAE (+1)6:57 PM CT-Perez homered to cap a cycle by Kansas City's first four batters of the game, and the Royals went deep three more times to beat Detroit 12-9 Sunday and drop the Tigers in the AL wild-card race.
Analysis: Perez's 22 home runs are a career high.
Sep. 24 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET0:01 ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST11:31 PM VEN8:01 UAE11:01 PM CT-Perez was a pregame scratch from Friday night's starting lineup due to a sore knee.
Analysis: "His knee's a little banged up," manager Ned Yost said. "It's nothing serious. He could definitely play. I just decided to give him a day."
Sep. 13 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Perez was scratched from the starting lineup Monday after his fiance gave birth to a boy.
Analysis: The son's name is Johan Salvador, and the Royals said mother and baby are doing well. Perez could be back for Kansas City as early as Tuesday. Maybe the good news can provide Perez a jolt at the plate - he's batting .125 with one RBI in seven games this month.
Sep. 6 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET22:07 ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST9:37 PM VEN6:07 UAE (+1)9:07 PM CT-Perez (bruised right wrist) sat out a second straight game Friday.
Analysis: "He still feels it a little bit when he swings," manager Ned Yost said. "We'll shoot for Saturday."
Sep. 1 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Perez rebounded from a hitless performance as he went 2 for 4 in Wednesday's 5-4, 13-inning loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Perez had gone 0 for 5 on Tuesday, but he's 7 for 19 with three home runs over his last five games.
Aug. 30 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Perez went 2 for 3 on Monday.
Analysis: He's 7 for 18 with three homers, a double, four RBIs and four runs scored over his last five games.
Aug. 26 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET0:28 ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST11:58 PM VEN8:28 UAE11:28 PM CT-Perez took a foul ball off his face mask in the eighth and was replaced by Drew Butera in the ninth as a precaution.
Analysis: "He got a little light-headed so we just got him out," manager Ned Yost said. Perez should be OK for the surging Royals.
Aug. 3 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Perez hit the go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Perez entered Tuesday batting .152 with three RBIs in his previous 13 games but continued feasting on the Rays. He has 20 RBIs in his last 20 games against them and has hit safely in all but one of those games while batting .321.
July 16 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET22:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)9:44 PM CT-Perez was a key figure in the Royals 8-4 win at Detroit on Saturday, going 2 for 3 with a run and two walks.
Analysis: Perez is 10 for 22 with two homers, five RBIs and seven runs in his last six games.
July 10 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Perez homered again Saturday in a 5-3 win over the visiting Mariners.
Analysis: Perez has gone 5 for 10 with four RBIs over his last three games. He's homered in each of the past two.
July 8 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Perez capped a three-hit night with a two-run double in the ninth inning Thursday to give the Royals a 4-3 win over the Mariners.
Analysis: It was a badly needed breakout performance for Perez, who entered in a 1-for-23 slump and is batting .120 since June 20.
July 5 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST6:50 PM VEN3:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Perez was named the starting catcher for the AL All-Star team Tuesday.
Analysis: Perez is batting .277 with 12 homers and 37 RBIs this season. His 11 homers as a catcher are third-most in the majors.
June 19 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-Perez continued to swing a hot bat, going 2 for 5 in Sunday's 13-inning win over Detroit.
Analysis: Perez is 21 for 45 (.467) with five homers, 10 RBIs and nine runs during an 11-game hitting streak.
June 17 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET23:59 ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST11:29 PM VEN7:59 UAE (+1)10:59 PM CT-Perez homered to end Michael Fulmer's long scoreless innings streak as the Kansas City Royals routed Detroit 10-3 on Friday night.
Analysis: Perez, who had two hits with three RBIs, is batting .444 with five home runs and 10 RBIs over 36 at-bats in his last nine contests.
June 16 9:26 AM PT10:26 AM MT11:26 AM CT12:26 PM ET12:26 ET16:26 GMT0:26 9:26 AM MST11:26 AM EST11:56 AM VEN20:26 UAE11:26 AM CT-Perez had another big hit in a 9-4 win over the Indians on Wednesday, belting a three-run home run in a decisive four-run fifth inning.
Analysis: Perez is batting .464 with four home runs and seven RBIs over a seven-game hitting streak.
June 15 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Perez doubled and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday to lead the Royals to a 3-2 win over the Indians.
Analysis: Perez has gone 12 for 24 with three home runs and four RBIs over his last six games.
June 11 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Perez had his second straight multihit game and homered in Friday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Perez is batting .393 in his last seven games at U.S. Cellular Field.
June 9 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Perez turned things around by going 2 for 4 in Wednesday's 4-0 loss at Baltimore.
Analysis: Perez had been 2 for 17 with six strikeouts over his previous five games.
May 28 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-Perez was 2 for 4 in his return to the lineup Saturday.
Analysis: The three-time All-Star catcher missed Kansas City's previous six games after injuring his left thigh last Sunday. The absence didn't prevent Perez from continuing to wield a hot bat, as he's hitting .412 with a pair of homers over his last 13 games.
May 24 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Perez went a career-best 5 for 5 and finished a home run shy of the cycle in a 10-4 win over Minnesota on Monday.
Analysis: Perez boosted his average from .245 to .270 with the performance. He's hitting .351 in his last 14 games and is batting .405 in a nine-game hit streak.
Apr. 24 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Perez hit his fourth home run on Saturday.
Analysis: He has three in the last five games.
Apr. 20 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET16:27 ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST3:57 PM VEN0:27 UAE (+1)3:27 PM CT-Perez had a three-run home run and a double in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Perez was just 4 for 22 on the team's seven-game road swing, but he's 7 for 21 in six home games.
Apr. 14 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Perez jacked a go-ahead, two-run shot in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 win at Houston.
Analysis: Hopefully, this can spark Perez. He had gone just 5 for 24 without a homer in his first seven games.
Mar. 2 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET14:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE1:24 PM CT-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.
Analysis: 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 committee vote to endorse more than $2 million in city funds toward the $7 million first phase.
Mar. 1 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Perez and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a contract through 2021 guaranteeing the All-Star catcher an additional $52.5 million over five seasons.
Analysis: Perez's agreement was announced Tuesday, one day after his mother, Yilda, had her SUV stolen at gunpoint in Venezuela. His mother was unharmed and the vehicle was later recovered by the national police. He hit .260 with a career-best 21 homers and 70 RBIs last season, helping the Royals to their second consecutive World Series appearance. They beat the Mets in five games for their first title since 1985.

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