Latest Update Royals win behind Perez's big night Tue Sep, 02, 12:26 AM
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.
The home run was Perez's 16th of the season, and he's now slashing .269/.302/.424. He' still allergic to bases on balls like the rest of his Royals compadres, but he puts the ball in play which will always make his counting stats appetizing for a backstop. He's one of the game's premier catchers and should continue to be for many years. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Though we're not seeing any power and the run production is a little light, Perez is at least contributing to your batting average as he hits safely in five of his last six games with three multi-hit performances. If only he could have been doing that last year as most expected him to hit closer to .300 than the .265 he's posting right now. He's still young and still a major talent behind the plate, so while there have been some bumps in the road during the early years, he's got all the makings of being a strong fantasy catcher over the next several years.Analyst: Howard Bender
Perez is now slashing .265/.300/.414 with 15 home runs and 57 RBI through 461 at-bats as he continues to be one of the more productive players at his position in 2014. Despite sitting on a .212 average in the second half, Perez remains a must-start in all formats given both the Royals recent surge and his power upside. Analyst: Matthew Beck
No word on why he is sitting on the bench, but he did have an MRI on Thursday after missing Wednesday's contest. Erik Kratz will take over at catcher and hit seventh.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson