Salvador Perez

C, Kansas City Royals

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'3" Weight 240
DOB 1990-05-10 Age 32.3
Hometown Valencia, Venezuela

2022 Fantasy Rankings

5X5 $33
NFBC ADP (15-team): 2.12, 27th

Season Projections

THE BAT$301395835367114227135983014024.010.265.316.515.831.250
Zeile$29 -5845447414424136972614324.510.265.308.511.819.246
Draft Buddy$33 -5905547815024334963314524.650.270.320.512.832.242

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Salvador Perez Drives In Four Runs

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been on a tear at the plate since returning from the injured list. On Thursday, he went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the win over the Boston Red Sox. The veteran catcher smacked an RBI single in the fifth inning off Nick Pivetta. He followed that up with a three-run homer that hit off the left field foul pole in the seventh inning. Perez has four home runs in his last seven games, so fantasy managers better make sure to keep him in their lineups.

    Aug 5 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Blasts Homer In Return

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez returned to the lineup with a bang during Friday's contest against the New York Yankees. The veteran catcher had been sidelined since June 24th due to the fact he needed surgery on his thumb. Now, Perez is back and wasted little time making his presence known. He went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run during the loss to the Yankees. The 424-foot blast came in the fifth inning off ace pitcher Gerrit Cole. The 32-year-old is hitting .211/.254/.436 with 12 homers and 37 RBI this season. Hopefully this game was a sign of good things to come for Perez.

    Jul 30 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Reinstated From Injured List

    The Kansas City Royals reinstated catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) from the injured list on Friday and optioned infielder Emmanuel Rivera to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move. Perez is back behind the plate and is batting third on Friday against New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole. The 32-year-old veteran had surgery to fix the UCL in his left thumb on June 24, and he was originally expected to be out around eight weeks. Fantasy managers will be hoping that Perez can be more consistent at the plate than he was in the first half of the season, when he slashed .211/.254/.426 with 11 home runs, 34 RBI and 25 runs scored in 236 plate appearances over 57 games.

    Jul 29 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Expected To Rejoin Team Soon

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) should get some more at-bats in a minor league game on Thursday, but manager Mike Matheny said that Perez is tracking towards a return to the team soon. Perez began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday after taking batting practice over the weekend, and there's a chance the 32-year-old backstop could return to the Royals lineup at some point this weekend. He's been out since June 24 after having surgery on his left thumb. Perez was initially anticipated to miss around eight weeks, but it looks like he'll return well before that timetable. When he's activated, he'll return to a .211/.254/.426 slash line, 11 home runs, 34 RBI and 25 runs scored this year.

    Jul 28 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez To Begin Rehab Assignment Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. The 32-year-old underwent surgery to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb in late June. He was originally given a timeline of eight weeks, but it looks like he's on track to beat that estimate, assuming he can avoid setbacks. While we don't have an official timetable for Perez's return, it's unlikely he'll be at Triple-A more than a week or so, meaning we could conceivably see him back in the majors before the month of July is even over.

    Jul 25 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Progressing Toward Rehab Assignment

    According to Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) is nearing a return to the field. Per an article from Worthy on July 24, "Royals manager Mike Matheny ... indicated star catcher Salvador Perez continues to progress toward a minor-league rehab assignment of his own." Worthy's article also mentions that Perez has recently taken batting practice and caught bullpen sessions. The veteran's eventual return would certainly be a welcome sign for fantasy managers who have struggled to replace his production at catcher. In 236 plate appearances this season, the veteran is batting .211 with a .254 on-base percentage and 11 home runs.

    Jul 25 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez To Undergo Thumb Surgery

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) is set to undergo surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The Royals made this announcement on Friday while also stating that Perez was "expected to return this season." This is tough news for fantasy managers who are rostering the star catcher. Even if he indeed returns this season, it sounds as if his absence could be a lengthy one. Fantasy managers should continue to roster Perez until we get a better idea of what his timeline looks like. The Royals placed Perez on the 10-day injured list on Friday and activated outfielder Edward Olivares (quadriceps) in a corresponding move. With Perez out, there will be nothing standing in the way of MJ Melendez's playing time, making him a clear top-10 catcher in all formats for now.

    Jun 24 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Out Wednesday

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) is not in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday after undergoing an MRI exam in the morning. Skipper Mike Matheny said that local doctors are figuring out what's next, and Perez's status is currently uncertain. The 32-year-old slugger left Tuesday's game early after apparently aggravating his left thumb injury that previously landed him on the injured list. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now, but also prepare for the possibility of a return to the IL. Perez is hitting just .211/.254/.426, but he does have 11 home runs and 34 RBI on the season in 223 at-bats. Kyle Isbel will do the catching on Wednesday and is hitting seventh against Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani.

    Jun 22 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Exits Early Tuesday With Thumb Injury

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) was replaced by Cam Gallagher in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Angels after seemingly hurting his thumb hitting, per Royals TV announcer Joel Goldberg. This is not a great sign, as Perez has already made a trip to the injured list once this season with a sprained left thumb. Fantasy managers should look for more updates after the game and in the coming day, but should start considering alternative options in the event that Perez has to miss additional time. The backstop has slashed .211/.254/.426 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI so far this season.

    Jun 22 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Slashing .283/.327/.609 In June

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been heating up at the plate over the past few weeks. Across 13 games in June, he has slashed .283/.327/.609 with three home runs, four doubles, 13 RBI and eight runs. The recent hot stretch has increased his season-long slash line to .213/.250/.416 and he now has nine home runs and 30 RBI over 51 games on the year. Perez has an xSLG of .507 so far this month, a massive increase from his .344 xSLG in May. The 32-year-old still isn't displaying any of the gaudy underlying metrics that led to his historic 2021 campaign, but he looks well on his way to at least being one of the most valuable catchers in fantasy once again.

    Jun 15 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Serving As Designated Hitter

    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) is serving as the designated hitter and is batting cleanup on Friday against Houston Astros right-hander Jose Urquidy because of his thumb injury. Manager Mike Matheny is unsure if Perez will catch at all this weekend. In addition to Perez at DH, first baseman Carlos Santana is on the bench Friday. MJ Melendez is doing the catching and is hitting seventh, while Hunter Dozier is at first base and is batting sixth in the batting order. Since returning from a stint on the injured list, Perez has gone 1-for-19 at the plate with no home runs, and he's now slashing .187/.227/.355 with six home runs and 16 RBI on the year. His thumb injury is certainly something to watch as we move forward.

    Jun 3 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Activated From Injured List

    The Kansas City Royals activated catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) from the injured list on Saturday and optioned catcher Sebastian Rivero to the minors in a corresponding move. Perez is back behind the plate and is batting cleanup on Saturday against Minnesota Twins right-hander Chris Archer. The seven-time All-Star backstop is hitting just .206 (28-for-136) in 34 games this year, but he has six home runs and 16 RBI and remains one of the best power-hitting catchers in fantasy. Get him back into your lineups immediately in season-long leagues. Perez initially landed on the injured list with a sprained left thumb. MJ Melendez served as Kansas City's primary catcher with Perez sidelined.

    May 28 · Source via Royals Salvador Perez
    2022 ATC$281395875477414425134982614023.911.263.309.499.808.236
    2022 Steamer$3113961056880148261371012714924.411.261.306.505.811.244
    2022 THE BAT$301395835367114227135983014024.010.265.316.515.831.250
    2022 Zeile$29 - 5845447414424136972614324.510.265.308.511.819.246
    2022 Draft Buddy$33 - 5905547815024334963314524.650.270.320.512.832.242

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

    Fielding Stats

    Apr 7vs CLEW 3-144000000000.
    Apr 9vs CLEW 1-044000000000.
    Apr 10vs CLEL 3-17440000000250.
    Apr 11vs CLEL 7-10540200010120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Apr 12at STLL 5-6442200220125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Apr 14vs DETL 2-4440000000125.
    Apr 15vs DETL 1-2441210000250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 16vs DETW 3-1440000010125.
    Apr 19vs MINW 4-343220022100.000.667.7502.6673.4172.000
    Apr 20vs MINW 2-0330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 21vs MINL 0-1330000000133.300.
    Apr 22at SEAL 1-4441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 23at SEAL 7-1342210000100.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    Apr 24at SEAL 4-5550220010240.000.400.400.8001.200.400
    Apr 26at CWSW 6-0541000001120.
    Apr 27at CWSL 3-7440000000375.
    Apr 28at CWSW 5-2550000000480.
    Apr 29vs NYYL 2-12440210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 30vs NYYL 0-3440000000125.
    May 1vs NYYL 4-6440000000125.
    May 2at STLL 0-1440000000125.
    May 3vs STLW 7-1550000000240.
    May 4vs STLL 0-10440000000375.
    May 8at BALW 6-455020001000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    May 8at BALL 2-444121000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    May 10at TEXL 4-6440000000125.
    May 11at TEXW 8-254111000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    May 12at TEXL 1-344010001000.
    May 13at COLW 14-10661210010116.700.333.333.500.833.167
    May 14at COLL 4-10331100120133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    May 15at COLW 8-7550100020120.
    May 16vs CWSL 3-5440000000250.
    May 28at MINW 7-354110000000.000.250.400.250.650.000
    May 29at MINL 3-7440000000125.
    May 30at CLEL 3-7440000000250.
    May 31at CLEL 3-8440000000250.
    Jun 1at CLEL 0-4430000001125.
    Jun 3vs HOUL 3-10440000000375.
    Jun 4vs HOUW 6-044221013000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jun 5vs HOUL 4-7431210131125.000.667.7502.0002.7501.333
    Jun 6vs TORL 0-8330000000266.700.
    Jun 7vs TORL 0-7440100000125.
    Jun 8vs TORW 8-4551201010240.000.400.400.8001.200.400
    Jun 9vs BALW 7-5441100020125.
    Jun 10vs BALW 8-144121013000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jun 11vs BALL 4-6431210011125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jun 12vs BALL 7-1055100000000.
    Jun 13at SFL 2-6440100000250.
    Jun 14at SFL 2-444010001000.
    Jun 15at SFW 3-2440000000250.
    Jun 17at OAKW 5-1542210121120.000.500.6001.5002.1001.000
    Jun 18at OAKW 2-0550000000360.
    Jun 19at OAKL 0-443000000000.
    Jun 20at LAAW 6-2441200120125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jun 21at LAAW 12-11210000001150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 29at NYYL 5-11441100130125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 30at NYYL 2-8330000010133.300.
    Jul 31at NYYW 8-6551100130360.
    Aug 1at CWSW 2-144110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 2at CWSL 2-944021001000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 3at CWSL 1-4440000000375.
    Aug 4vs BOSW 7-344120014000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 5vs BOSL 4-7551100110360.
    Aug 6vs BOSW 5-4440100000125.
    Aug 7vs BOSW 13-5550000000360.
    Aug 9vs CWSW 4-2431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 9vs CWSL 2-3440100000125.
    Aug 10vs CWSW 8-355131002000.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Aug 11vs CWSW 5-3440000000250.
    Aug 12vs LADL 3-844110012000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 13vs LADL 3-13440100000250.
    Aug 14vs LADW 4-043011001000.000.333.500.6671.167.334


    Apr 1vs TEXW 14-10642000011233.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Apr 3vs TEXW 11-4551210000120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Apr 4vs TEXL 3-744110012000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 5at CLEW 3-0430000001125.
    Apr 7at CLEL 2-4431100111250.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Apr 8at CWSL 0-6330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 11at CWSW 4-3550000000360.
    Apr 12vs LAAL 3-1044140001000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Apr 13vs LAAW 3-2440210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 14vs LAAW 6-1442210120125.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Apr 15vs TORW 7-5440000000125.
    Apr 17vs TORL 1-5330000000133.300.
    Apr 17vs TORW 3-2441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Apr 18vs TORW 2-0551100120240.
    Apr 19vs TBL 1-444111000000.
    Apr 20vs TBL 7-14540000001120.
    Apr 21vs TBW 9-8550200010120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 23at DETW 6-2550100000240.
    Apr 24at DETW 2-1440000000250.
    Apr 25at DETW 4-0550000000120.
    Apr 26at DETW 3-233011000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Apr 27at PITL 1-244010000000.
    Apr 28at PITW 9-6551310010240.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Apr 30at MINL 1-9330100000266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    May 1at MINW 11-333221013000.000.667.6672.0002.6671.333
    May 2at MINL 4-13440000000250.
    May 3vs CLEL 6-8540000000120.
    May 4vs CLEL 3-7441200120125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 5vs CLEL 4-5431100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 6vs CLEL 0-444010000000.
    May 7vs CWSL 0-344041000000.0001.0001.0001.2502.250.250
    May 8vs CWSL 1-944000000000.
    May 9vs CWSL 3-944000000000.
    May 11at DETL 7-833000000000.
    May 12at DETL 2-444021001000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    May 13at DETL 3-4550200010240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    May 14at CWSW 6-244120013000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 14at CWSL 1-3330000000266.700.
    May 15at CWSW 5-1441100130250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 16at CWSL 3-432010001100.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 18vs MILW 2-0440000000250.
    May 19vs MILW 6-4441100000250.
    May 21vs DETL 5-744111000000.
    May 22vs DETW 7-5440100000250.
    May 23vs DETW 3-233020000000.000.667.667.6671.334.000
    May 25at TBW 2-1430100010250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 26at TBL 1-2440000000250.
    May 27at TBL 2-7440100000375.
    May 28at MINW 8-355021001000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    May 29at MINL 5-6441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 30at MINW 6-344010001000.
    May 31vs PITW 7-3440100010125.
    Jun 1vs PITW 10-5442200230125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Jun 3vs MINW 6-5442200220125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Jun 4vs MINW 14-5441100020125.
    Jun 5vs MINL 4-5440000000250.
    Jun 6vs MINL 1-2430000001125.
    Jun 7at LAAL 3-844020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 8at LAAL 1-844010000000.
    Jun 9at LAAL 1-6441100000250.
    Jun 10at OAKW 6-1441110000125.
    Jun 11at OAKL 3-444230022000.000.750.7502.2503.0001.500
    Jun 12at OAKL 2-11440000000250.
    Jun 13at OAKL 3-643121000100.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jun 14vs DETL 3-10540100011120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jun 15vs DETL 3-443010000000.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 16vs DETL 5-6551200120240.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jun 18vs BOSW 5-3442200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jun 19vs BOSL 1-7440110000125.
    Jun 20vs BOSW 7-3551200010120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 22at NYYW 6-5550000000240.
    Jun 23at NYYL 5-6221110000150.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Jun 24at NYYL 1-8440000000375.
    Jun 25at TEXL 4-933010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 26at TEXL 0-8440000000250.
    Jun 27at TEXL 1-444000000000.
    Jun 28at BOSL 5-6440000000375.
    Jun 29at BOSL 6-7550100000360.
    Jun 30at BOSL 2-644140011000.0001.0001.0001.7502.750.750
    Jul 1at BOSL 1-15440000000250.
    Jul 2vs MINW 7-4442300110125.000.750.7501.5002.250.750
    Jul 3vs MINW 6-344111001000.
    Jul 4vs MINL 2-6440000000250.
    Jul 5vs CINL 2-644010000000.
    Jul 6vs CINW 7-6550200010120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 7vs CINL 2-544010000000.
    Jul 8at CLEL 4-7440000000375.
    Jul 9at CLEL 1-24400000004100.
    Jul 10at CLEL 6-1433110012000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 16vs BALW 9-244020002000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 17vs BALL 4-843020001100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Jul 18vs BALL 0-5430000000125.
    Jul 20at MILW 5-2541110000240.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jul 21at MILW 6-3550100000240.
    Jul 23vs DETW 5-3430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 24vs DETW 9-855220013000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jul 25vs DETW 6-1441100130250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 26vs CWSW 4-3440100000250.
    Jul 27vs CWSL 3-5440000000250.
    Jul 28vs CWSW 3-2442210110125.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jul 29vs CWSW 5-044120012000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 30at TORL 4-644110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 31at TORL 0-4440000000250.
    Aug 1at TORL 1-5440100000250.
    Aug 3at CWSL 1-7440000000125.
    Aug 4at CWSW 9-144120012000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 5at CWSW 3-2441100000250.
    Aug 7at STLL 2-5440000000250.
    Aug 8at STLW 6-5320000011266.700.
    Aug 9vs NYYL 6-841010000200.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 10vs NYYW 8-444230023000.000.750.7502.2503.0001.500
    Aug 11vs NYYL 2-5440000010125.
    Aug 13vs STLL 0-644021000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 14vs STLL 4-9540100001240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 15vs STLL 2-744110012000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 16vs HOUW 7-6541100021120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 17vs HOUW 3-1440000000125.
    Aug 18vs HOUW 3-243010000000.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 19vs HOUL 3-6330000010266.700.
    Aug 20at CHCW 6-233220022000.000.667.6672.6673.3342.000
    Aug 21at CHCW 4-211000000000.
    Aug 22at CHCW 9-1550000000360.
    Aug 23at HOUW 7-153120011200.000.667.8001.6672.4671.000
    Aug 24at HOUL 0-4440000000250.
    Aug 25at HOUL 5-6541100111120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Aug 26at SEAW 6-455110014000.
    Aug 27at SEAW 8-7651300141116.700.600.6671.2001.867.600
    Aug 28at SEAW 4-2431100121125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 29at SEAL 3-444120012000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 31vs CLEL 2-7431000000125.
    Sep 1vs CLEL 3-5550000000360.
    Sep 2vs CLEL 2-4440100000125.
    Sep 3vs CWSW 7-243220000100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Sep 4vs CWSL 7-10442200250125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Sep 5vs CWSW 6-043110013100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Sep 6at BALW 3-244110001000.
    Sep 7at BALL 3-755110000000.
    Sep 8at BALL 8-954110011100.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Sep 9at BALW 6-0441100000125.
    Sep 10at MINW 6-4541000001240.
    Sep 11at MINL 2-9430100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 12at MINW 5-3440100010125.
    Sep 14vs OAKW 10-7552200140120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Sep 15vs OAKL 10-12442200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 16vs OAKL 2-7441200120125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 17vs SEAL 2-654000000100.
    Sep 18vs SEAW 8-1550100010480.
    Sep 19vs SEAL 1-7440000000250.
    Sep 20at CLEW 7-244120012000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 20at CLEW 4-2321110001133.300.500.6671.0001.667.500
    Sep 21at CLEL 1-444010000000.
    Sep 24at DETW 3-1440000000250.
    Sep 25at DETL 1-5440000000250.
    Sep 26at DETW 2-1550210000120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Sep 27at CLEL 3-844121002000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Sep 28vs CLEW 6-4433210111125.000.667.7502.0002.7501.333
    Sep 29vs CLEW 10-5221100130150.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Sep 30vs CLEL 1-6440110000125.
    Oct 1vs MINW 11-6540000000240.
    Oct 2vs MINL 0-4440000000125.
    Oct 3vs MINL 3-7421000001125.000.000.500.000.500.000

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