player photo

13 Salvador Perez C

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats

Player Updates

May 8, 2021 12:44 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Knocks four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 4-for-4 with a double in Friday's 3-0 loss to the White Sox.

Perez accounted for half of the Royals' hits Friday and the team couldn't manage to bring a run home. The 30-year-old catcher improved his season slash line to .293/.331/.528 with 15 extra-base hits.

May 5, 2021 11:32 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI during Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.

Perez extended Kansas City's lead with a 460-foot homer against Sam Hentges in the fifth inning. He also hit an RBI single in the third. The 30-year-old now has 553 career RBI, passing John Mayberry for ninth on the Royals leaderboard. Overall this season, Perez is hitting .268/.305/.518 while leading Kansas City in hits (30) and home runs (seven).

May 2, 2021 02:20 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Extends hit streak to five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs and three RBI in an 11-3 win over the Twins on Saturday.

Perez got the scoring started with an RBI double in the first and followed it up with two-run home run in the third before being removed from the blowout in the seventh. The backstop remains one of the best in fantasy and has rebounded nicely after missing the entire 2019 season.

April 29, 2021 09:12 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Records three hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Perez extended his hitting streak to three games, but he drove in a run and recorded his first multi-hit performance since April 21. The star catcher is hitting .266 with five homers and 13 RBI across 23 games this season.

April 27, 2021 02:20 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Cleared to start behind plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez (thumb) will start at catcher and bat third Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Perez looked like a strong candidate to receive his first day off of the season Tuesday after he exited Monday's 3-2 win over the Tigers with a jammed thumb, but he'll keep his ironman streak intact, as the injury was apparently only a minor concern. The 30-year-old backstop has played an integral role in the Royals' MLB-best 14-7 start to the season, posting a .771 OPS while shepherding a pitching staff that has exceeded expectations thus far.

April 26, 2021 03:12 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Jams thumb Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez was removed in the bottom of the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Tigers after jamming his thumb earlier in the contest, Anne Rogers of reports. He went 1-for-3 with a double before departing.

The thumb injury resulted in a disappointing end to Perez's 1,000th career game in the big leagues. Per Rogers, Perez appeared to suffer the injury during a play at the plate in the third inning, but he was initially able to stay in the game after being evaluated by a team trainer. Cam Gallagher ended up replacing Perez three innings later, however, and the 30-year-old backstop's status for the remainder of the week is now uncertain. The Royals will presumably send Perez in for further tests on his thumb before an update on his condition is provided ahead of the team's two-game series in Pittsburgh that begins Tuesday.

April 18, 2021 10:52 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Goes yard once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Perez slugged a walkoff home run Saturday during Game 2 of the doubleheader against Toronto, and he accounted for all the offense Sunday with a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh. The veteran catcher is enjoying a strong start to the season and is hitting .291 with a .957 OPS while going deep in three of his last five contests and tallying five RBI in that stretch.

April 18, 2021 03:40 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Slugs Game 2 walkoff shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 2-for-4 with a walkoff solo home run in a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

After starting at catcher and going 0-for-3 in the opener, Perez slotted in at DH in the nightcap and played hero by launching his fourth homer of the year in the seventh inning off Joel Payamps. Perez is off to a strong start, slashing .300/.352/.600 through 13 games with nine RBI.

April 14, 2021 06:52 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Third straight multi-hit effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Angels.

Perez opened the scoring with a solo shot in the third inning. He added an RBI double in the seventh and scored on Carlos Santana's two-run blast. Perez swung a hot bat against the Angels, going 8-for-12 with four RBI and three runs scored in the three-game series. He's slashing .333/.395/.641 with three homers, eight RBI and eight runs scored across 43 plate appearances this season.

April 13, 2021 02:56 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Records four-hit effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 4-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Monday's 10-3 loss to the Angels.

Perez accounted for more than half of the Royals' seven hits Monday, although all four of his hits were singles. The catcher raised his slash line to .290/.371/.516 with two homers, four RBI, five runs scored and no steals in eight games this season. He's likely to be a near-everyday player again in 2021.

April 8, 2021 02:20 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Launches homer Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk in Wednesday's loss against the Indians.

Perez clubbed his second homer of the season, but he has racked up just four hits in 19 at-bats to start 2021 while recording more than one knock just once in his first five games. Despite the slow start, the veteran backstop should once again be an integral component of the Royals' lineup throughout the season.

April 5, 2021 03:32 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Pops first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.

Perez got the Royals on the board with his big fly in the sixth inning, which was all the scoring they mustered against Rangers starter Jordan Lyles. The 30-year-old Perez had been mostly quiet while the Royals racked up 25 runs over their first two games. The catcher has collected four runs and two RBI in three games, and he figures to see most of the work behind the dish after signing a four-year, $82 million contract extension March 21.

March 21, 2021 02:44 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Inks four-year extension with KC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez agreed to a four-year, $82 million extension with the Royals on Sunday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

The extension begins in 2022 and includes a $13.5 million club option or $2 million buyout for 2026. The veteran backstop will turn 31 years old in May and posted a career-best .986 OPS in 156 plate appearances last season. Perez appeared in at least 129 games in each of the previous six seasons before the shortened 2020 campaign.

March 12, 2021 07:28 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Trying more patient approach
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez has focused on being more patient at the plate and taking more pitches this spring, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Perez has a career 3.4 percent walk rate and walked only 1.9 percent of the time across 156 plate appearances in 2020. His attempts to scale back his aggressiveness have yielded some results so far, as he's already earned two free passes through 20 plate appearances in spring training. The approach may not last into the regular season, as Perez said that his primary focus will be continuing to make plenty of hard contact.

September 25, 2020 12:32 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Homers again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and another RBI during Thursday's win over the Tigers.

Perez got the scoring started with a two-run shot against Michael Fulmer in the first inning. It was his third long ball over the last two games after the 30-year-old homered twice Wednesday. On the season, Perez has tallied a team-leading 11 home runs while slashing .360/.375/.683.

September 25, 2020 01:24 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Monster performance Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double and five RBI in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

Perez launched a two-run shot in the first and a three-run bomb in the third inning, and he also added a double in the fifth -- all of them against Carlos Martinez. It was a vintage performance for the Venezuelan backstop, who has been one of the most dangerous hitters in the league of late -- he has hit safely in 10 of the Royals' last 11 games while posting seven multi-hit performances and a .446 average during that span.

September 21, 2020 09:24 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Knocks two-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Milwaukee.

The Royals entered the ninth inning down 5-1 but managed a solid comeback attempt with Perez launching a two-out, two-run shot to close the gap. The 30-year-old catcher now owns a terrific 1.025 OPS with eight homers and 24 RBI this season.

September 19, 2020 12:36 AM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Stuffs stat sheet Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 4-for-5 with a homer, four RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's 9-5 loss to the Brewers.

Perez was directly involved in all of the Royals' runs. He supplied a two-run double in the first inning and recorded his first steal of the year before scoring on an error. In the third, he knocked in Adalberto Mondesi with a single for the Royals' fourth run. Perez added a solo shot in the ninth for good measure. The catcher has multiple hits in each of his last six games, going 15-for-26 (.577) with three homers, 10 RBI and seven runs scored in that span.

September 16, 2020 10:24 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run, three RBI and a run scored Wednesday against Detroit.

Perez drilled a two-run home run in the first inning, his sixth of the season. He followed that up with a double five frames later, and ultimately accounted for three of the four runs the Royals scored. Since returning from the injured list, Perez has collected 11 hits in 21 at-bats while also slugging two home runs, driving in six and scoring five runs across five starts.

September 13, 2020 11:16 PM
Royals' Salvador Perez: Slugs fifth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Pirates.

Perez drove a solo home run in the third inning off Chad Kuhl to record his fifth long ball of the season. He came around to bat again in the same frame and delivered an RBI base knock to account for his production. Perez (eye) was activated from the injured list Friday and has gone 7-for-14 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and four runs scored since his return.

Last 7 Games
05/07vs CHWL 0-34040000
05/06vs CLEL 0-44010000
05/05vs CLEL 4-53110000
05/04vs CLEL 3-74121200
05/03vs CLEL 6-84000000
05/02@ MINL 4-134000000
05/01@ MINW 11-33221300
Fantasy Points By Week











1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Batting Stats
More Batting Stats
Minor League Batting Stats
2008R-Idaho Falls124371731162501.395.413.581
2009R-Idaho Falls592333572143238192501.309.357.421
2010AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock9936535106211753183811.290.322.411
2011AA-Northwest Arkansas N792863581140943163001.283.329.427
2011AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers124851650110--600.333.347.500
2012AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers1250111720072500.340.365.380
2018AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers415362013----00.400.400.733
2018AAX-Northwest Arkansas N39130013--200.333.364.667
Player Video

Player Info

Valencia, Venezuela
Kansas City Royals

MLB Experience:

2013: AL Gold Glove-C
2014: AL Gold Glove-C
2015: World Series MVP;AL Gold Glove-C
2016: AL Gold Glove-C
2018: AL Gold Glove-C