Latest Update Ned Yost said he will lighten up the workload for Salvador Perez in 2015 Mon Dec, 08, 06:32 PM
Is huge for a catcher, with plenty of power and run-producing qualities. Also has good instincts behind the plate. Displays very good hitting ability.
Flaws: : Is still somewhat raw. Needs to improve his footwork. Injuries are a concern. Needs to walk more often so as to maximize his offensive output.
It appeared that Perez was burned out come playoff time as he only posted a .207 batting average during the playoffs. However skipper, Ned Yost might be on to something being that once the extra off days during the playoffs began to catch up to the All-Star catcher in time for the World Series, His average rose to .333 during the Fall Classic. A move like this is a great one on paper, that should do wonders for Sally Perez, however when the playoff push gets dire during the dog days of August, a lightened workload for one of your best players is an easier decision said than done. Analyst: Dom Murtha
Perez is on fire here in the World Series and is 5-for-14 (.357) with a home run and four RBI to bring his post-season average up to .188. The Royals are going to need him to keep this level of play up if they are going to make it past the Giants and win their first championship since 1985.Analyst: Howard Bender
Perez provided the Royals with their lone run during Game 1, but other than that, the Royals' offense was utterly stagnant. Even after Tuesday's performance, Perez has been down right brutal in the playoffs, batting just .135 with nine strikeouts over 37 at-bats. Hopefully the home run that he hit off of Madison Bumgarner is the spark he needs, but given his recent performance, I wouldn't count on it.Analyst: David Kerr