Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals

Age: 31 (May 10, 1990) | 6' 4" | 240lbs. | Bats: Right C-124 DH-40 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AL 2017 129 471 57 126 17 95 24 1 27 80 1 0 .268 .297 .495 3 19 .280 33/20/47 18 17
KC AAA 2018 4 15 3 6 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 .400 .400 .733 0 0 .357 n/a
KC AAA 2018 3 9 1 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 .333 .364 .667 0 18 .286 n/a
KC AL 2018 129 510 52 120 17 108 23 0 27 80 1 1 .235 .274 .439 3 20 .245 35/20/45 16 14
KC AL 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
KC AL 2020 37 150 22 50 3 36 12 0 11 32 1 0 .333 .353 .633 2 23 .375 36/27/37 31 27
KC AL 2021 161 620 88 169 28 170 24 0 48 121 1 0 .273 .316 .544 4 26 .298 37/23/40 33 30
Career 10yrs 998 3776 439 1023 149 723 188 10 179 586 5 1 .271 .305 .468 4 18 .291 n/a
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An interesting observation by Russel Carlton today at BP:

...Among the favorites for the 2021 MVP Awards, we see 大谷 翔平 (Shohei Ohtani), Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Salvador Pérez, Marcus Semien, José Ramírez, Fernando Tatis Jr., Trea Turner, Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, and Paul Goldschmidt. Of these, only two played in the playoffs and Turner got there because he was traded from Washington to the Dodgers. 

And now I ask you... what does it take for Salvador to get some respect?

Just about everyone else mentioned gets a link.

If I had the ballot, I'm pretty sure I'd list Salvador first, just to make the overall point total a little more reasonable.

Jose Ramirez second.

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/70924/baseball-therapy-the-year-in-new-baseball-words-2021-edition/

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 4

Salvador Perez (C) KC - Sep. 29
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=809775

Perez was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain after leaving Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Perez appeared to suffer the injury when he slipped on the dugout steps, and it's unclear how the issue will affect his availability for the final four games of the season. The 31-year-old went 1-for-2 with a three-run homer, his 48th long ball of the season, before leaving Wednesday's contest.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 30

Me, I'm ready to go to war with WAR.

Here's how Keith Law makes up his mind.

When deciding how I would vote on MVP and Cy Young Awards, I start with the rational metrics, looking at Wins Above Replacement totals on both Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference, and adjust from there. At the end of the day, I’m more comfortable with what an objective system built off actual run values says than with what my intuition or eyeballs, which are subject to all manner of biases, might say. If I’m going to diverge from what the best available metrics tell us, I’d better have a very good reason.

And here's Keith's MVP ballot.

American League MVP

1. Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH, LA Angels
2. Vlad Guerrero, Jr., 1B, Toronto
3. Marcus Semien, 2B, Toronto
4. Jose Ramírez, 3B, Cleveland
5. Cedric Mullins, OF, Baltimore
6. Carlos Correa, SS, Houston
7. Gerrit Cole, RHP, NY Yankees
8. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston
9. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP, Boston
10. José Altuve, 2B, Houston

theathletic.com

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 29

He's also getting a deduction for so many games at DH and the defensive metrics don't like him this year at C.  He is not framing up to his usual standards, so say the data.


FWIW, bWAR has him at 5.4 WAR and 1.2 dWAR.  fWAR puts him only at 3.3 WAR and a -10 Runs on defense (which is component of WAR).

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Sep 29

"Hopefully I can get to 50. Why not?" he says after the game.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 29

Perez has made 196 more Outs than Zunino and 142 more than Smith. 

van wilhoite LVW
Sep 29

Just legged out a double. Scooted to third on a flyball. Scored the tying run on a sac fly.

As Tim notes, no other catcher is near him. Why is his oWAR only 4.5?

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 29
Another one today and he's up to 45 homers on the season. That leaves him with 14 more than the next best catcher, Mike Zunino. His 112 RBI leaves him 41 ahead of second place Will Smith. An incredible season. 
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Sep 17

MVP?

Rotoworld:

09.15... Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and an RBI single in Tuesday's 10-7 win over the A's.
Spin:
The Royals could have easily, easily given up on this one after falling
behind 6-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning. Instead, they
fought their way through the big deficit to ultimately take the lead on
Perez's three-run home run in the sixth inning. The All-Star backstop's
huge blast put his crew out in front with an 8-7 lead which they would
not relinquish before game's end. On the whole this season, the All-Star
slugger is slashing .275/.316/.542 with 43 home runs and 109 RBI over
the course of 143 games played. Just a fantastic overall season for the
31-year-old catcher.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 15

Stathead Spotlight: Salvador Lopez

40-HR seasons by primary catchers (at least 50% games played at that position)

PlayerYearHRTm
Salvador Perez202140KCR
Javy Lopez200343ATL
Mike Piazza199940NYM
Mike Piazza199740LAD
Todd Hundley199641NYM
Johnny Bench197240CIN
Johnny Bench197045CIN
Roy Campanella195341BRO

Note: Perez is the first American League catcher to accomplish this.

See the list at Stathead.com's Batting Season Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 5