Salvador Perez

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Kansas City Royals Catcher (C ) Age: 33-352d Exp: 12.05 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Country: Venezuela Agent(s): Rick Thurman (Beverly Hills Sports Council)

  • Current Contract

    Salvador Perez signed a 4 year / $82,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $82,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $20,500,000. In 2024, Perez will earn a base salary of $20,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $20,000,000.

    2022-2026

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $82,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $20,500,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 32 10.050 $18,000,000 $20,500,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($18,000,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 33 11.050 $20,000,000 $20,500,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($38,000,000)
    2024 Contract details by year 34 12.050 $20,000,000 $20,500,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($58,000,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 35 $22,000,000 $20,500,000 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $22,000,000($80,000,000)
    2026 Contract details by year 36 Club $13,500,000 $13,500,000 $13,500,000 $13,500,000 $2,000,000($82,000,000)
    2027 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2026 club option includes a $2M buyout
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2021 Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $52,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $10,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2012-2019 Pre-Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,400,000
    Free Agent:

    2011-2011 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $414,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $414,000
    Free Agent:

    2006-2006Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $65,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $65,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $65,000 - $65,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $113,115 - - $113,114
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - - $750,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:C $1,000,000 - $50,000 $1,050,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:C $1,500,000 - $100,000 $1,600,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:C $1,750,000 - $100,000 $1,850,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:C,
    AL SILVER SLUGGER:C
    $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $6,000,000 - $9,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:C,
    AL SILVER SLUGGER:C
    $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (1ST),
    AL SILVER SLUGGER:C
    $4,814,815 - - $4,814,815
    2021 Player Cash Earnings AL SILVER SLUGGER:C,
    ALL MLB (1ST)
    $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (14 seasons)
    $103,427,930 $6,065,000 $250,000 $109,742,929
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000
    $127,427,930 $6,065,000 $250,000 $133,742,929
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    14 seasons Player Cash Earnings $103,427,930 $6,065,000 - $109,742,929
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Mar 21 2021Signed a 4 year $82.5 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 1 2016Signed a 6 year $52.5 million extension with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 27 2012Signed a 5 year $7 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Oct 10 2006Signed a contract with Kansas City (KC)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Salvador Perez, and the financial implications.

  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Salvador Perez ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2024 KC 18 18 68 9 22 2 0 5 17 4 0 12 .324 .370 .574 .944 0
    2023 KC 140 140 538 59 137 21 0 23 80 19 0 135 .255 .292 .422 .714 0.53
    2022 KC 114 114 445 48 113 23 1 23 76 18 0 109 .254 .292 .465 .757 2.72
    2021 KC 161 160 620 88 169 24 0 48 121 28 1 170 .273 .316 .544 .860 5.29
    2020 KC 37 37 150 22 50 12 0 11 32 3 1 36 .333 .353 .633 .986 2.08
    2018 KC 129 128 510 52 120 23 0 27 80 17 1 108 .235 .274 .439 .713 2.25
    2017 KC 129 126 471 57 126 24 1 27 80 17 1 95 .268 .297 .495 .792 2.54
    2016 KC 139 135 514 57 126 27 2 22 64 22 0 119 .245 .286 .434 .720 2.89
    2015 KC 142 139 532 52 137 25 0 21 70 13 1 84 .258 .278 .423 .701 2.37
    2014 KC 150 147 578 57 150 28 2 17 70 22 1 85 .260 .289 .403 .692 3.55
    2013 KC 138 127 496 48 145 25 3 13 79 21 0 63 .292 .323 .433 .756 4.17
    2012 KC 76 75 289 38 87 16 0 11 39 12 0 27 .301 .328 .471 .799 2.99
    2011 KC 39 39 148 20 49 8 2 3 21 7 0 20 .331 .361 .473 .834 1.45
    Totals 1,412 1,385 5,359 607 1,431 258 11 251 829 203 6 1,063 0.267 0.301 0.460 0.760 32.83
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