Michael Perez
Michael Perez
27-Year-Old CatcherC
Tampa Bay Rays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Michael Perez in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks in October of 2017. Traded to the Rays in July of 2018.
Joins Trop workout Monday
CTampa Bay Rays
May 25, 2020
Perez was one of more than a dozen Rays players to participate in voluntary workouts at Tropicana Field on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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The young backstop joined his teammates for activities such as playing catch, running, limited free-weight workouts and plyometric jumps, with the sessions held in staggered fashion and in groups of two. Perez was in position to secure the No. 2 catcher job behind Mike Zunino when spring training was suspended, although the expanded rosters and practice squads expected to be part of any abbreviated 2020 season should allow manager Kevin Cash to also keep at least one of veterans Kevan Smith and Chris Herrmann.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .777 25 4 0 1 0 .333 .360 .417
Since 2017vs Right .666 110 11 1 12 0 .240 .312 .354
2019vs Left .636 11 1 0 0 0 .273 .273 .364
2019vs Right .678 44 5 0 2 0 .200 .364 .314
2018vs Left .890 14 3 0 1 0 .385 .429 .462
2018vs Right .654 66 6 1 10 0 .262 .277 .377
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+47%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+81%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .558 69 7 0 9 0 .213 .279 .279
Since 2017Away .821 66 8 1 4 0 .305 .364 .458
2019Home .646 25 2 0 1 0 .238 .360 .286
2019Away .693 30 4 0 1 0 .200 .333 .360
2018Home .508 44 5 0 8 0 .200 .233 .275
2018Away .918 36 4 1 3 0 .382 .389 .529
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Michael Perez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.42
 
BB Rate
14.5%
 
K Rate
34.5%
 
BABIP
.370
 
ISO
.109
 
AVG
.217
 
OBP
.345
 
SLG
.326
 
OPS
.672
 
wOBA
.310
 
Exit Velocity
92.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
48.2%
 
Barrels/PA
3.6%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Perez joined the Rays in late July following a trade from Arizona, heading straight to the majors for his first big-league action and remaining there until a hamstring strain ended his season in late August. He didn't do anything particularly special with the bat, but his .284/.304/.392 line in 80 plate appearances was perfectly adequate for a backstop. He didn't project as anything more than a backup as a prospect, and he'll likely be fighting for that role with Nick Ciuffo this spring, with offseason acquisition Mike Zunino penciled in for the starting job. Perez's 3.8% walk rate is a cause for concern, though he walked 8.3% of the time for Triple-A Reno prior to the trade. Don't expect too much from the 26-year-old, but there's enough there for him to be a competent deep-league fill-in should he end up with a run of playing time.
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Positioned for No. 2 catcher job
CTampa Bay Rays
April 5, 2020
Perez was the leading candidate to win the Rays' No. 2 catcher job on the Opening Day roster before the MLB suspended its season March 12, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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Competing for backup job
CTampa Bay Rays
March 3, 2020
Perez, who hit his second home run of spring in a Grapefruit League tie with the Orioles on Monday, is competing with Kevan Smith for the backup catcher job, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Back in majors
CTampa Bay Rays
September 1, 2019
Perez was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Returns to minors
CTampa Bay Rays
July 27, 2019
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Saturday's loss to Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Recalled to majors
CTampa Bay Rays
July 26, 2019
Perez was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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