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Super Sal: Slugging Perez has become AL's most irreplaceable star

Salvador Perez is having his best year with the bat for the Royals, ignoring an increased strikeout rate to add far more power to his game. Considering how ineffective the rest of the AL's catchers have been, it makes Perez look even more valuable.
6 days ago

Salvador Perez powers Royals to 10-3 victory over Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Salvador Perez homered to end Michael Fulmer's long scoreless innings streak, Yordano Ventura kept the Tigers' big bats off balance and the Kansas City Royals routed Detroit 10-3 on Friday night. Ventura (6-4) scattered six hits while striking out five without a walk, ultimately outlasting Fulmer (7-2) in what began as an entertaining pitching duel between...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi and Perez Pacing AL Vote Getters Thus Far

Balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game is in full swing and two familiar faces in David Ortiz and Salvador Perez have sequestered fans hearts for their respective votes. As of June 14th, Salvador Perez had garnered 2,063,459 votes, a country mile ahead of Matt Wieters who is a distant second with 673,822 votes. “Big Papi” who has committed to retiring at season’s end is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals catcher Salvador Perez was nearly decapitated by a flying bat

In the bottom of the seventh inning in the Royals-Indians game on Monday, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer took a big cut at a Jeff Manship offering when he lost his grip on the bat.The bat launched from Hosmer's hands and barrelled toward the Royals dugout where catcher Salvador Perez and two others dove under the dugout railing for shelter.And then to be cautious, Perez put on...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Salvador Perez Turning On the Power?

We’re given a few things. One, Salvador Perez is rather newly 26 years old. And he’s a catcher, and you know how they develop. Two, Perez is running what would be a career-high strikeout rate. Three, Perez is running what would be a career-high isolated slugging. We’ve seen this before, and the speculation is almost always the same. Is Perez starting to trade some of his contact...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals catcher Perez returns to lineup after missing 6 games

CLEVELAND (AP) Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has returned to the lineup after missing six games with a bruised left thigh. Perez, the Most Valuable Player in last year's World Series when the Royals defeated the New York Mets, is batting fifth Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. He was injured in a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert while chasing a foul...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez Injury: Royals Catcher Helped Off Field With Leg Injury After Collision

When the injury bug bites, it bites hard. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez was helped off the field Saturday against the Chicago White Sox following a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert on a routine foul pop up. Salvador Pérez gets taken out by his own teammate. Left game with help of trainers. #Royals #WhiteSox — Aldo...
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

DraftKings: David Ortiz, Salvador Perez Highlight Tom Caron’s Picks

The Boston Red Sox are back at Fenway Park on Friday night for their series opener against the Cleveland Indians, and NESN’s Tom Caron is expecting big things from designated hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz is one of Caron’s three recommendations for your DraftKings lineup, and for good reason. Ortiz is 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs against Indians ace Corey Kluber. If...
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez got a tattoo of the Royals’ World Series champions logo

The Kansas City Royals’ World Series title was clearly a meaningful one for all involved, and we have further evidence of that. Royals catcher Salvador Perez went as far as to get the official World Series Champions logo tattooed on his arm. The real champs
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals Extend Salvador Perez, the Most Royals Player

The one conversation we continue to have about the Royals to this day is whether there’s just something about them that the numbers aren’t seeing. I think we’ve all agreed the Royals have deserved to be pretty good of late, but to be as good as they’ve been — let’s face it, the pro-Royals side has plenty of ammunition. They’ve played like something greater than the...
Via Fangraphs
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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