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Mon Oct 409:13Salvador Perez Secures RBI Crown, Ties For Home Run Lead
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez wrapped up the best season of his 11-year career on Sunday. He finished the year with an MLB-leading 121 RBI and he also tied with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the major league lead in home runs with 48. He scored 88 runs and slashed .273/.316/.544 across the season. The 31-year-old had never topped 27 home runs or 80 RBI in a single season before this year. His career year was fueled by some elite power peripherals. He had a 56.2% hard-hit rate, which ranked in the 99th percentile, and he also ranked in the 94th percentile in both average exit velocity (93 mph) and xSLG (.554). While it will be hard for him to repeat anything like this next year, it's also going to be hard to justify taking another catcher over him in fantasy drafts next spring.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Thu Sep 3019:38Salvador Perez Playing Designated Hitter On Thursday
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (ankle) is in his usual No. 3 spot in the lineup for Thursday's game against Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians. He's playing designated hitter in the game. Perez sprained his ankle after tripping on the steps in the team's dugout during Wednesday's game. He was removed from the game and replaced by Cam Gallagher. It's great to see Perez back in the lineup just a day after the injury as he is chasing down a home run crown. He's homered in two straight games and he has an MLB-leading 48 homers on the year.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Wed Sep 2922:40Salvador Perez Leaves Game With Ankle Sprain
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (ankle) left Wednesday's contest with a right ankle sprain, according to the team. The 31-year-old picked up the injury while backing up on a double play. It remains to be seen if Perez will miss the rest of the season with the ailment, as he has a chance of hitting 50 home runs. With 48 HR on the season, the most by a catcher in any season, Perez has had a magical year that has surely propelled fantasy managers to a title.
Source: Kansas City RoyalsRotoBaller.com
Wed Sep 2921:01Salvador Perez Removed With An Injury On Wednesday
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (undisclosed) was removed in the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians with an apparent injury. He appeared to be hurt while backing up a double play in the top of the second inning, but it wasn't clear what he injured. Cam Gallagher entered the game to take over catching duties. Perez had already done damage before leaving the game. He hit a three-run home run, his MLB-leading 48th of the year, in the first inning of the game. We should have an update on the nature and severity of the injury later tonight.
Source: Pete GrathoffRotoBaller.com
Wed Sep 2908:46Salvador Perez Smacks His League-Leading 47th Home Run
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk and three runs scored in the team's 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. He now has 47 home runs on the year, the most in the majors. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is right behind him with 46. Perez has been absolutely on fire over the last two months. He has hit 21 of his 47 home runs since the start of August. He's slashing .282/.330/.583 with 24 RBI so far in September. It will be hard to argue against taking him as the first catcher off the board in fantasy leagues next spring.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue Sep 2808:14Salvador Perez Hit In The Face Mask On Monday
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez was removed after the eighth inning of Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. He took a foul ball off his face mask in the seventh inning of the game. He initially stayed in the game and went up to bat in the eighth inning. He made the last out of the eighth inning, then he was replaced by Cam Gallagher in the ninth. The team hasn't said anything about a potential injury to Perez so he was likely removed as a precaution in a game the team went on to lose 8-3. Fantasy managers should be able to safely assume he's fine. Perez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Monday's game. Over 155 games on the year, he's slashing .275/.315/.541 with 46 home runs, 117 RBI and 83 runs.
Source: Anne RogersRotoBaller.com
Tue Sep 2106:24Salvador Perez Sets Season Record For Home Runs By Catcher
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez achieved a big milestone in Game 1 of the team's doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on Monday. He went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the game. The home run was his 46th of the year and he now holds the record for most home runs by a catcher in a single season, breaking Johnny Bench's previous MLB record of 45. Perez has been nothing short of outstanding this year. Over 150 games, he's slashing .276/.317/.548 with an MLB-leading 115 RBI. His 46 home runs are tied for the most in the majors alongside Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Thu Sep 1620:10Salvador Perez Ties Record For Home Runs By Catcher
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez homered for the third consecutive game on Thursday. This one was a particularly notable homer as it was his 45th of the year. He is now tied with Reds legend Johnny Bench for the most home runs by a catcher in a single season. Bench set the mark over 50 years ago in 1970. Perez has been absolutely on fire over the last two months. 24 of his 45 home runs on the year have come since July 24. He's tied with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the MLB lead in home runs and he leads the majors in RBI with 112.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Thu Sep 1609:36Salvador Perez Blasts His 44th Home Run
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez homered for the second straight game on Wednesday. He went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the team's 12-10 loss to the Oakland Athletics. He leads the majors with 110 RBI on the year. He has 44 home runs on the season, which has him tied with Shohei Ohtani for second in the majors behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who has 45. The 31-year-old veteran already has six home runs, 16 RBI and a .607 slugging percentage so far this month.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Wed Sep 1510:35Salvador Perez Launches His 43rd Home Run On Tuesday
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in the team's 10-7 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. The home run was his 43rd on the year. He is now third in the majors in home runs behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (45) and Shohei Ohtani (44). Perez was simply phenomenal in August when he blasted 12 home runs while posting a .998 OPS. It appears as if September will be more of the same for him as he already has five home runs this month to go along with a .558 slugging percentage.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 3007:10Salvador Perez Keeps His Home Run Streak Intact
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez homered for the fifth consecutive game in Sunday's contest against the Seattle Mariners. He went 2-for-4 with two RBI overall in the game. He nearly had a second home run in the eighth inning when he hit a fly ball off the wall. Perez is absolutely on fire with 12 home runs in August and 38 home runs on the year. He has a .670 slugging percentage across the month. The Royals are off on Monday, then they head home for a pair of three-game series against the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. The team's previous 10 games were all on the road, so we'll see if Perez can stay hot in his home ballpark, where he's slashed .309/.352/.581 on the year.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Sun Aug 2909:42Salvador Perez Homers For The Fourth Straight Game
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez kept his home run streak rolling in Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners. He went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in the game. He has now homered in four consecutive games. However, his grand slam streak has come to an end at two games. Perez has 37 home runs on the year, which is second in the majors behind only Shohei Ohtani, who has 41. Perez has hit 11 of his 37 home runs in August as he's slugged .644 across the month. We'll see if he can keep his home run streak going in the series finale against the Mariners on Sunday.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Sat Aug 2808:35Salvador Perez Hits Another Grand Slam On Friday
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez stayed hot at the plate in Friday's 8-7 win over the Seattle Mariners. He went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk in the game. It was his second consecutive game with a grand slam. He has now homered in four of his past five games and he has a total of 36 home runs on the year, which has him tied for second in the majors. There isn't much more that needs to be said about how hot Perez is right now. He's one of the hottest hitters in the league and the fact that he's producing like this as a catcher makes him an absolute gem for fantasy purposes.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 2709:09Salvador Perez Launches A Grand Slam On Thursday
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez had the biggest hit of the day in the team's 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. In the sixth inning, he hit a grand slam that gave the Royals a lead they would never relinquish. It was his only hit of the game as he went 1-for-5. Perez now has 35 home runs, 86 RBI and 60 runs on the year. He's slashing .272/.308/.527 over 126 games this season. He has an elite 54.8% hard-hit rate that ranks in the 97th percentile of the league. He also ranks in the 94th percentile in average exit velocity (92.6 mph) and in the 93rd percentile in xSLG (.538).
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Wed Aug 2519:27Salvador Perez Goes Yard For His 34th Home Run
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the team's 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday. The home run was his second over his last three games and his 34th of the year. He is currently tied with Fernando Tatis Jr. for third in the majors in home runs, trailing just Shohei Ohtani (40) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (36). Perez is slashing .272/.309/.524 over 125 games on the year. He's already set career-highs in home runs and RBI (82) and is well on pace for the best season of his career apart from maybe the shortened 2020 season when he had an OPS of .986 over 37 games.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue Aug 2409:32Salvador Perez Launches His 33rd Home Run
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run in the team's 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday. The home run was his 33rd of the year, which ranks fourth in the majors. Perez is slashing .275/.311/.524 over 123 games on the year. He ranks in the 97th percentile in hard-hit rate (55.2%) and in the 94th percentile in average exit velocity (92.7 mph). He's been the top catcher in all of fantasy up to this point and all indications suggest that he'll continue rolling throughout the final stretch of the season.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Sat Aug 2113:06Salvador Perez Scratched From Lineup Saturday
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (head) was scratched from the lineup on Saturday against the Cubs, according to Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star. Perez had exited Friday's game after experiencing a headache from being hit on the head by a foul ball. It appears the headache came back to some extent, causing him to be scratched Saturday. Cam Gallagher now enters the lineup at catcher and is batting eighth in the order. Consider Perez day-to-day for now and keep an eye out for further updates on his condition later today.
Source: Lynn WorthyRotoBaller.com
Wed Aug 1107:30Salvador Perez Blasts Two Home Runs In Tuesday's Win
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez had a monster game in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the New York Yankees. He went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI. He now has 29 home runs on the year, which ranks fourth in the majors. Perez has distantly been the best catcher in fantasy this year. Over 111 games on the season, he's slashing .278/.311/.522 with 72 RBI and 53 runs. He ranks in the 99th percentile in hard-hit rate (55.9%) and in the 95th percentile in average exit velocity (93.1 mph).
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 618:04Salvador Perez Out Friday With Illness
Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (illness) was held out of Friday's lineup due to illness, according to Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star. Worthy adds that the issue is not believed to be related to COVID-19, but due to health and safety protocols he will quarantine in his hotel room Friday night. In his place, Cam Gallagher is getting the start on Friday night and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Source: Lynn WorthyRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 617:18Salvador Perez Not In Friday's Lineup
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez isn't in the team's lineup on Friday as they get set to take on the St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Adam Wainwright. Perez has been one of fantasy baseball's more productive catchers this season, batting .276 with a .304 on-base percentage, 27 home runs, and a stolen base in 438 plate appearances. Cam Gallagher is starting in Perez's place behind the plate and is hitting eighth. If you need a streaming option at catcher, you're probably better off looking elsewhere. Gallagher is batting .154 with a .211 on-base percentage in 73 plate appearances for Kansas City this season.
Source: Anne RogersRotoBaller.com
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