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May 19, 2024 2 1 0 0 4
May 17, 2024 0 0 0 0
May 15, 2024 2 2 0 0 3.5
May 12, 2024 1 1 0 1 2
May 8, 2024 2 0 0 1

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Player Outlook
Freddy Fermin went back-and-forth between the majors and minors in April but was with the big club for good by early May when the Royals decided to no longer use MJ Melendez at catcher. The 28-year-old was quietly very productive, hitting .290/.324/.495 with nine home runs over 205 plate appearances from May-to-August before his season ended in early September with a fractured finger. Fermin is a late bloomer, but he had an .874 OPS with 20 homers in 105 games at the Triple-A level and his hard-hit rate (42.7 percent) and barrel rate (9.9 percent) in 2023 with the Royals were both above-average. His emergence led to Kansas City using Salvador Perez for a career-high 21 starts at first base in addition to 29 starts at designated hitter and it's possible they'll follow a similar setup in 2024. It could be enough for Fermin to carve out some deep-league value again.

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2024 391.6 10 1 4 6 .275
2023 1472.1 26 9 32 13 .281
2022 -1.5-0.5 1 .000
3y Avg. 701.9 14 4 16 6 .268
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Workload picking up

    Fermin will start at catcher and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Rangers. Fermin will be behind the dish for the fifth time in seven games while Salvador Perez gets a day off from catching and serves as the Royals' designated hitter. Nelson Velazquez has served as the Royals' primary DH all season, but he's been occupying more of a part-time role of late as manager Matt Quartaro has look to make room in the lineup for Fermin, who has gone 5-for-18 with a solo home run and three walks over his last six games.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Delivers first homer of 2024

    Fermin went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Monday's 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays. Fermin started behind the dish due to Salvador Perez getting the day off. Fermin notched his second multi-hit game of the campaign and his eighth-inning solo home run off Erik Swanson marked Fermin's 10th career long ball. In 47 plate appearances, Fermin is slashing .227/.277/.318 and is striking out at a 10.6 percent clip.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Scores run in win

    Fermin went 2-for-3 with one double and one run in Sunday's win against the White Sox. Fermin has totaled 15 at-bats with two runs and three hits over five games played as the main backup to starting catcher Salvador Perez. The 28-year-old hasn't built upon his solid .782 OPS from the 2023 campaign, as Fermin has just a .467 OPS through the small sample this year.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Projected as backup catcher

    Fermin is projected to be the Royals' backup catcher to begin 2024, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. The Royals recently signed Austin Nola, but he's viewed as an experienced depth option. Fermin has gone 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout over two Cactus League games. With Salvador Perez in the latter half of his career, it wouldn't be surprising to see Fermin shoulder more of the workload behind the dish, which could see Perez take more games at first base or designated hitter.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Fermin (finger) was transferred to the 60-day injured list from the 10-day IL on Monday. The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for fellow catcher Tyler Cropley, whose contract was selected from Omaha. Fermin had already been ruled out for the season following surgery last week to repair a fractured left middle finger.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Season over after finger surgery

    Fermin underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured left middle finger, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Fermin suffered the injury last Friday on a catcher's interference call. He is certainly done for the season, but the hope is that he will be fully healthy by the time spring training rolls around. It's an unfortunate ending to what has been a nice season for Fermin, who batted .281/.321/.461 with nine home runs over 235 plate appearances in 2023. The 28-year-old has positioned himself to open 2024 as Salvador Perez's backup again, or perhaps even take over as starter if the Royals decide to trade Perez over the winter.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Hits bench Tuesday

    Fermin is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Athletics. Fermin will sit for the second time in the past three games. Prior to that, he had made four consecutive starts, going 3-for-10. With Nick Pratto still on the injured list, Salvador Perez will move back to catcher Tuesday and Matt Duffy will start at first base.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Receives Sunday off

    Fermin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Cubs. Fermin worked behind the plate the previous three games and will receive a day off after going 3-for-10 with a double, a walk and two RBI. Salvador Perez will move back to catcher while Matt Beaty starts at first base.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Running hot at plate

    Fermin went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Phillies. Fermin closed out the weekend with a fourth consecutive two-hit game, and he's now slashing a blistering .388/.404/.714 with four home runs, eight RBI and 11 runs in 13 games since the All-Star break. An injury to Nick Pratto (groin) along with his own hot bat has allowed Fermin to take hold of a regular spot in the lineup alongside veteran catcher Salvador Perez, who has been seeing more time at first base and designated hitter of late. Perez is out of the lineup Monday in Boston due to what appears to be a minor hand injury, so Matt Beaty will fill in at first base while Fermin bats sixth and settles in behind the plate for what will be his fifth consecutive start.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Takes seat Wednesday

    Fermin is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets. Fermin will head to the bench after he served as the Royals' starting catcher in four of the past five games. Salvador Perez, who started at first base and designated hitter in the last two contests, will move behind the plate Wednesday.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Playing time trending upward

    Fermin will start at catcher and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Twins. With the Royals frequently deploying Salvador Perez at designated hitter of late and even handing him a start at first base Friday for the first time since 2020, Fermin has benefited with an uptick in opportunities behind the plate. The 28-year-old will pick up his third start at catcher in four games Sunday, and he's done his part thus far to justify the increased work. He'll take a five-game hitting streak into Sunday's contest and owns an .830 OPS over 134 plate appearances on the season.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Tallies three hits

    Fermin went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. Fermin tallied half of the Royals' six hits in the contest. It was his third three-hit effort since June 21, a span in which he's hitting .370 with one home run, 11 RBI, seven runs scored and four doubles. Fermin should have a chance to play more this week as Salvador Perez recovers from a low-grade hamstring strain. Through 117 plate appearances, Fermin is slashing .275/.319/.440 with four home runs, 19 RBI, 11 runs scored, four doubles and a triple.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Hits another home run

    Fermin went 1-for-4 with a solo homer scored in Saturday's 5-4 loss against the Athletics. Fermin took Ken Waldichuk yard for a solo home run in the fourth inning, marking his second consecutive game with a home run. However, Fermin was unable to make an impact outside of the solo shot, with a pair of strikeouts and a foul out in his other three plate appearances. Though the 27-year-old remains firmly behind Salvador Perez on the depth chart, he could push Kansas City to play Perez at DH if he continues to hit the ball well.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Clubs first big-league homer

    Fermin went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, a walk, two total runs and two total RBI in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday. Fermin was called up to the big club Tuesday and got the start behind the plate. The 27-year-old enjoyed by far his best performance as a major-leaguer, as he had just one hit over 14 career plate appearances entering the contest. Fermin fell a double short of the cycle, hitting a solo homer to left field in the third inning, knocking a triple and scoring a run in the fourth, and finishing his day with an RBI single in the ninth. Fermin isn't going to supplant primary catcher Salvador Perez (who was the team's DH on Thursday) on a regular basis, but he appears lined up to be KC's backup backstop and could earn more opportunities to have his bat worked into the lineup. He was excellent at the Triple-A level prior to his promotion, slashing .304/.448/.674 with five homers and 14 RBI across 58 plate appearances.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Back in big leagues

    The Royals recalled Fermin from Triple-A Omaha ahead of Tuesday's 11-7 loss to Baltimore. Fermin entered the contest in the top of the eighth inning and caught the final two frames after Salvador Perez exited with a finger contusion. According to Anne Rogers of MLB.com, the Royals plan to deploy MJ Melendez exclusively in the outfield moving forward, so Fermin will serve as the No. 2 catcher behind Perez. However, those plans could change if Perez's injury proves to be more serious than expected and he requires a stint on the injured list.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Optioned to Triple-A

    Fermin was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday. After being called up one week ago, Fermin went 1-for-7 at the plate with two strikeouts while making two starts at catcher for the Royals. With Salvador Perez (back) expected to be available Friday, there is no longer a need for Fermin on the big-league roster. Nick Pratto was called up from Omaha to replace him.
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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Strong week at Triple-A

    Fermin was named the International League Player of the Week on Monday. Fermin was a force for Triple-A Omaha. In six games versus Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the catcher delivered six home runs, 12 RBI and nine runs scored, batting .368 (7-for-19). The impressive week nearly doubled his power output for the year -- he's up to 13 homers, 47 RBI, 34 runs scored and a .274/.376/.511 slash line through 68 contests at the Triple-A level. He's still no higher than fourth on the Royals' organizational catching depth chart.
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