Salvador Perez

C,1B,DH · Kansas City Royals

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'3" Weight 240
DOB 1990-05-10 Age 33.9
Hometown Valencia, Venezuela
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 9.03, 123rd

Season Projections

Draft Buddy395.01315354996012822124812112623.600.257.296.449.745.192
THE BAT390.61325404975812323024802412623.400.247.292.441.733.194

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

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Salvador Perez Smacks Go-Ahead Homer

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    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (groin) made a significant impact during his return to the lineup on Wednesday. The 33-year-old backstop is playing through a Grade 1 left groin strain that he suffered earlier in the week. On Wednesday, Perez smacked a go-ahead two-run home run off right-hander Michael Kopech in the eighth inning. Perez is off to a red-hot start at the plate this season. He has five home runs and 17 RBI through 17 games.

    Apr 17 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Returns On Wednesday

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    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (groin) is back behind the plate and is hitting cleanup for the Royals in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox and rookie right-hander Jonathan Cannon, who is making his big-league debut. A Grade 1 left-groin strain kept Perez out of Monday's lineup before Tuesday's contest was postponed. The 33-year-old's injury clearly wasn't too serious, but he'll most likely sit out for the second game of the doubleheader. The eight-time All-Star should be reinserted into all fantasy lineups now that he's active again. Perez is off to an excellent start at the plate in 2024, going 21-for-62 (.339) with four home runs, 15 RBI and eight runs scored in his first 16 games.

    Apr 17 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Remains Out On Tuesday

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    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (groin) remains out of the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The veteran catcher has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 left groin strain. Despite that, Perez hasn't been placed on the injured list and is considered as day-to-day. It wouldn't be shocking to see Perez miss a few more games while he recovers from this issue. Freddy Fermin will cover behind the plate and bat eighth during Tuesday's game.

    Apr 16 · Source via Kansas City Royals Freddy Fermin Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Has Grade 1 Groin Strain

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    An MRI exam on Monday morning revealed that Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (groin) has a Grade 1 groin strain. Perez said he's pain-free and just has a little tightness/pinch after getting hurt on Sunday against the New York Mets. The veteran backstop was held out of the lineup on Monday versus the Chicago White Sox but is hoping to return to action on Tuesday. He went straight to manager Matt Quatraro's office on Monday and lobbied to play, but Freddy Fermin is doing the catching and is batting eighth against White Sox rookie righty Nick Nastrini. The 33-year-old Perez shouldn't need a trip to the injured list, and fantasy managers should check back on Tuesday to see if he's back in the starting lineup. Perez is off to a great start in 2024, batting .339 (21-for-62) with four home runs, two doubles and 15 RBI in just 16 games.

    Apr 15 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Not Playing Monday

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    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (groin, hip) is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Chicago White Sox on the road. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that Perez isn't in there after he was pulled early from Sunday's game New York Mets with left groin and hip injuries. Catcher Logan Porter is currently on the team's taxi squad to begin the week just in case the 33-year-old Perez's injury ends up costing him more than just a few days. Freddy Fermin would be the team's primary backstop if Perez is forced to the injured list. Fermin is behind the plate and is batting eighth on Monday against White Sox rookie right-hander Nick Nastrini, who is making his big-league debut. Fermin has just five hits in his first 26 at-bats in 2024 for a .192 batting average and one RBI.

    Apr 15 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Has Left Groin, Hip Injuries

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    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez suffered a left groin and hip injury on Sunday when he collided with New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte at home plate. The veteran backstop left the game and was seen limping off of the field following the collision. He will be evaluated on Monday and an update is expected before the club kicks off a series against the rival White Sox. It's been a big start to the 2024 season for the long-time Royals catcher as Perez has hit .339 with four home runs and 15 RBI across 16 games and 65 trips to the plate, posting a healthy .934 OPS in the process. The heavily-used backstop continues to deliver quality power numbers into his mid-30s and should continue to drive in plenty of runs on an improved Royals offense in 2024.

    Apr 15 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Exits Early On Sunday

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    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Sunday's game early after a collision at home plate with Starling Marte. Freddy Fermin entered the game for Perez, who walked off the field with a noticeable limp. It is too early to determine the severity of Perez's injury but hopefully it is nothing long term. Fermin would be the likely replacement if the 33-year-old is forced to miss time. Fermin had modest success at the plate in 2022, but he would only have true value in two-catcher leagues or AL Only formats.

    Apr 14 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Salvador Perez Records Two RBI

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    Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit his second home run of the season and drove in two runs in a 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Perez took Dean Kremer deep to give the Royals a 3-0 lead. Perez finished the game going 1-for-4 with two RBIs, while also striking out once. The Royals catcher is now slashing .250/.294/.625 with two homers and six RBIs. Perez will continue to bring value as a hitter as he's batting cleanup for Kansas City this season.

    Apr 2 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals

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    Raise your hand if you had the Royals being one of the top-five spenders in free agency on your offseason bingo card back in November. Kansas City is focused on improving in the here and now, and their offseason reflects that. Major League Signings Seth Lugo, RHP: Three years, $45MM (opt-out after year two of…

    Mar 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Kansas City Royals Dan Altavilla Nick Anderson Luis Cessa Austin Cox Tyler Duffey Freddy Fermin Adam Frazier Zack Greinke Garrett Hampson Sandy Leon Josh Lester Seth Lugo Jordan Lyles Daniel Lynch Alec Marsh Michael Massey James McArthur MJ Melendez Austin Nola Vinnie Pasquantino Salvador Perez Logan Porter Nick Pratto Cole Ragans Hunter Renfroe Matt Sauer John Schreiber Brady Singer Will Smith Chris Stratton Nelson Velazquez Michael Wacha Bobby Witt Jr. Kyle Wright
  • Salvador Perez Splitting Time Between Catcher And DH This Spring

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    Kansas City Royals catcher/designated hitter Salvador Perez is batting .267 with one home run and three RBI in 15 at-bats this spring while seeing time both at catcher and designated hitter. The 33-year-old also spent time at first base in 2023 while slashing .255/.292/.422 with 23 home runs, 59 runs scored, and 80 RBI in 580 plate appearances. Age and wear will get to Perez at some point, but his ability to rack up PA while playing multiple positions and serving as DH still makes him a higher-end fantasy catcher. It is encouraging to see the Royals managing his time behind the plate while still getting him in the lineup.

    Mar 5 · Source via Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC398.91325405046112922125812112723.600.256.296.448.744.192
    2024 Draft Buddy395.01315354996012822124812112623.600.257.296.449.745.192
    2024 Steamer435.11325755376914025127852313823.910.260.301.459.760.199
    2024 THE BAT390.61325404975812323024802412623.400.247.292.441.733.194
    2024 Zeile403.01325435066113022125812212923.800.257.298.453.751.196

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

    Fielding Stats



    5vs TOR3.0144021000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    4vs BAL, at CWS26.052116350027529.500.313.476.6881.164.375
    3at NYM, vs HOU25.062423381026028.300.348.348.6521.000.304
    2vs CWS, at BAL23.07282731010151517.900.370.393.519.912.149
    1vs MIN13.0313122300141430.800.250.308.500.808.250


    27vs NYY, at DET20.0624232710161416.700.304.333.478.811.174
    26at HOU7.01441100120375.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    25vs HOU, at CWS19.0519183710070631.600.389.389.444.833.055
    24at TOR, vs CWS7.0520200400030315.
    23vs BOS, vs PIT19.0522222600250522.700.273.273.545.818.272
    22at SEA, at OAK9.0624222300022833.300.
    21at CHC, vs SEA22.062423480016028.300.348.348.478.826.130
    20vs STL, at BOS18.0521203610141523.800.300.333.500.833.200
    19at PHI, vs NYM12.0624211520012416.700.238.304.333.637.095
    18vs MIN, at CLE17.0626242610131726.900.250.280.417.697.167
    17at NYY, vs DET7.0520191100110420.
    16vs TB8.03991610000222.200.667.667.7781.445.111
    15at CLE, at MIN7.0520161200002630.
    14vs LAD, vs CLE7.0522191200011627.300.
    13at TB, at DET14.0729282600121931.
    12vs LAA, vs CIN13.0521193400110733.300.211.211.368.579.157
    11at BAL, at MIA18.0624223520130833.300.227.227.455.682.228
    10vs COL, at STL7.0521211500010419.
    9vs WAS, vs DET23.0522213610261522.700.286.318.619.937.333
    8at CWS, at SD13.0624241420130729.
    7at MIL, vs CWS25.0520195720241735.000.368.400.7891.189.421
    6vs OAK, vs BAL39.0627238900463414.800.391.462.9131.375.522
    5at MIN, at ARI23.0521192910161312.000.478.500.6961.196.218
    4at LAA, vs TEX12.0624223430001413.300.237.341.474.815.237
    3vs ATL, at TEX9.0626261510020922.
    2at SF, vs TOR20.0624233500250213.500.300.314.500.814.200
    1vs MIN7.0312110420001120.000.304.360.522.882.218


    Apr 22vs TORL 3-53.0444021000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 21vs BALL 0-52.04420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 20vs BALL 7-912.0455130015000.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Apr 19vs BALW 9-43.0443110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 17at CWSW 4-27.04441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 17at CWSL 1-22.0442000000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 14at NYML 1-22.0422011000000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Apr 13at NYMW 11-710.0455120014000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Apr 12at NYML 1-66.04441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 11vs HOUW 13-32.04430100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 10vs HOUW 11-22.0444110000000.
    Apr 9vs HOUW 4-33.0455020001000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 7vs CWSW 5-30.04440000000250.
    Apr 6vs CWSW 3-02.0444110000000.
    Apr 5vs CWSW 2-16.0443031001100.0001.0001.0001.3332.333.333
    Apr 4vs CWSW 10-11.04441000000125.
    Apr 3at BALL 3-45.0444030002000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Apr 2at BALW 4-12.04440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 1at BALL 4-67.04441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Mar 31vs MINW 11-012.04552300140120.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Mar 30vs MINL 1-51.04430000001125.
    Mar 28vs MINL 1-40.04440000000250.


    Oct 1vs NYYW 5-21.03330000010133.300.
    Sep 30vs NYYL 2-56.03441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 29vs NYYW 12-59.0354131003100.000.750.8001.0001.800.250
    Sep 28at DETL 3-70.03440000000125.
    Sep 27at DETL 0-81.0344010000000.
    Sep 26at DETL 3-63.03440200010125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 24at HOUW 6-57.03441100120375.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 16vs HOUW 10-85.0322111002000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Sep 15vs HOUW 4-21.03330000010266.700.
    Sep 13at CWSW 7-15.03550300020120.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Sep 12at CWSL 2-61.03440100000125.
    Sep 12at CWSW 11-107.03542200020240.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Sep 10at TORL 2-52.03440100010125.
    Sep 9at TORL 1-50.0333000000000.
    Sep 8at TORL 4-54.03550300010120.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Sep 5vs CWSW 7-60.03550000000120.
    Sep 4vs CWSW 12-11.0333000001000.
    Sep 3vs BOSL 3-73.04440200010125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 2vs BOSL 5-90.04550000000120.
    Sep 1vs BOSW 13-215.0355230024000.000.600.6001.8002.4001.200
    Aug 29vs PITL 3-61.03440100000250.
    Aug 28vs PITL 0-50.03440000000125.
    Aug 27at SEAL 2-30.03440000000250.
    Aug 26at SEAL 2-150.034400000004100.
    Aug 25at SEAL 5-72.0444110000000.
    Aug 23at OAKW 4-01.04430000001125.
    Aug 22at OAKL 4-56.0443120002100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Aug 21at OAKL 4-60.04440000000125.
    Aug 20at CHCL 3-40.04440000000125.
    Aug 19at CHCL 4-65.04432200000125.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Aug 18at CHCW 4-31.0433000001000.
    Aug 16vs SEAL 5-63.0444120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 15vs SEAL 8-103.0455020001000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 14vs SEAW 7-610.0444120014000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 12vs STLL 4-50.04440000000125.
    Aug 11vs STLW 12-814.0444241014000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Aug 10at BOSL 0-20.0444000000000.
    Aug 9at BOSL 3-40.04440000000250.
    Aug 8at BOSW 9-34.04541200001240.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Aug 6at PHIL 4-83.0321110000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 5at PHIL 6-91.04430000001125.
    Aug 4at PHIW 7-52.0454010000100.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 3vs NYMW 9-23.04440110010125.
    Aug 2vs NYMW 4-02.04440110000250.
    Aug 1vs NYMW 7-61.0455010000000.
    Jul 30vs MINW 2-11.04430000000125.
    Jul 29vs MINW 10-75.04541200011120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jul 28vs MINW 8-50.0444000000000.
    Jul 26at CLEL 3-83.04550210000240.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jul 25at CLEL 1-51.0444010000000.
    Jul 24at CLEW 5-37.04441100120375.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 23at NYYL 5-86.04441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 22at NYYL 2-50.03440000000125.
    Jul 21at NYYL 4-50.03440000000125.
    Jul 20vs DETL 0-30.03440000000125.
    Jul 19vs DETL 2-31.0443000000000.
    Jul 16vs TBW 8-42.0311110000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jul 15vs TBL 2-41.03440100000250.
    Jul 15vs TBL 1-65.0344041000000.0001.0001.0001.2502.250.250
    Jul 9at CLEW 4-14.0353110000000.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Jul 7at CLEL 0-30.033300000003100.
    Jul 6at CLEL 1-62.03540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 5at MINL 0-50.04330000000133.300.
    Jul 4at MINL 3-91.04430000001125.
    Jul 2vs LADW 9-13.03640100000116.700.250.500.250.750.000
    Jul 1vs LADW 6-43.03441100010125.
    Jun 30vs LADL 3-91.03540000001120.
    Jun 29vs CLEW 4-30.03440000000125.
    Jun 28vs CLEL 1-140.02330000000266.700.
    Jun 25at TBL 1-30.03440000000250.
    Jun 24at TBW 9-41.03540000001120.
    Jun 23at TBL 3-117.03331100120133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jun 22at TBW 6-52.03551100000240.
    Jun 21at DETL 4-92.03440200000250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 20at DETW 1-01.0344010000000.
    Jun 19at DETL 4-61.03440100000125.
    Jun 18vs LAAL 2-50.03440000000125.
    Jun 17vs LAAW 10-92.03551100000360.
    Jun 14vs CINL 4-72.02310000000133.300.000.667.000.667.000
    Jun 13vs CINL 4-52.02441100000125.
    Jun 12vs CINL 4-57.02551200110120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jun 11at BALL 3-1110.02442210120125.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jun 10at BALL 1-61.02440100000125.
    Jun 9at BALL 2-30.0244000000000.
    Jun 7at MIAL 1-62.03530000000240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 6at MIAL 1-60.04330000000266.700.
    Jun 5at MIAL 6-95.04441210010250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jun 4vs COLW 2-00.0433000000000.
    Jun 3vs COLL 4-63.04550200010240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 2vs COLL 2-70.0444000000000.
    May 30at STLL 1-22.03440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 29at STLW 7-02.03551100000120.
    May 28vs WASW 3-20.02440000000125.
    May 27vs WASL 2-47.03441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 26vs WASL 10-127.03551210030120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    May 23vs DETW 4-13.02430100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 22vs DETL 5-86.03551100110120.
    May 21at CWSL 2-50.03440000000375.
    May 20at CWSL 1-59.0344131011000.000.750.7501.7502.5001.000
    May 19at CWSL 0-20.0333000000000.
    May 17at SDW 4-30.03440000000125.
    May 16at SDW 5-44.02550110020240.
    May 15at SDL 0-40.03440000000125.
    May 14at MILL 6-98.03442200110250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 13at MILL 3-47.03441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 10vs CWSW 9-15.03440220010125.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    May 9vs CWSL 2-40.03440000000250.
    May 8vs CWSW 12-55.03432100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 7vs OAKW 5-110.0344330011000.000.750.7501.5002.250.750
    May 6vs OAKL 4-54.04530200001120.000.667.800.6671.467.000
    May 5vs OAKL 8-122.04551100000240.
    May 4vs BALL 10-138.03541100121120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    May 3vs BALW 6-00.0344000000000.
    May 2vs BALL 7-1115.0343320023100.000.667.7502.6673.4172.000
    Apr 30at MINL 4-81.0333010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 29at MINW 3-22.04440100010250.
    Apr 28at MINL 6-810.0344130013000.000.750.7501.5002.250.750
    Apr 25at ARIW 5-44.0354120000000.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Apr 24at ARIL 4-56.04540210021120.000.500.600.7501.350.250
    Apr 23at LAAL 3-41.03430000000125.
    Apr 22at LAAW 11-85.0454211000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Apr 21at LAAL 0-20.04330000000133.300.
    Apr 19vs TEXL 3-123.0444111000000.
    Apr 18vs TEXL 2-123.03440210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 17vs TEXL 0-40.04440000000125.
    Apr 16vs ATLL 4-52.04441100000125.
    Apr 15vs ATLL 3-94.04550210010240.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Apr 14vs ATLL 3-101.0444010000000.
    Apr 12at TEXW 10-10.04550000000360.
    Apr 11at TEXL 5-82.03440100010250.
    Apr 10at TEXL 2-110.04440000000125.
    Apr 9at SFL 1-32.04440100010125.
    Apr 8at SFW 6-59.04431100130125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Apr 7at SFW 3-16.0344110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 6vs TORL 3-62.0344110000000.
    Apr 5vs TORL 0-31.0444010000000.
    Apr 4vs TORL 1-40.0344000000000.
    Apr 2vs MINL 4-73.0443011000100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 1vs MINL 0-23.0344021000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Mar 30vs MINL 0-21.03440100000125.
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