Salvador Perez, Royals Agree to Extension Through 2021
News has surfaced this morning, that Salvador Perez, and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms on an extension that will keep him in Kansas City through 2021.
The story was first broke by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, check out the tweet outlining the structure of the dollars and cents.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network also broke the story this morning.
White Sox fans, get used to seeing Salvador Perez, he will be in Kansas City for next six seasons at least. Great news for the Royals, not so much for the rest of the American League Central. Perez, who is only 25 years-old has been named to the American League All-Star team in each of the past three seasons.
Perez was also named the American League Gold Glove Award winner at the catcher’s position the last three years running. In five seasons Perez has a batting average of .279 to go with 65 home runs, and 279 RBI. That is excellent offensive production from the catchers position, or any position for that matter. Perez has a 162 game average of .279 BA, 19 HR, and 83 RBI.
Not only does Perez supply the Royals with phenomenal offensive production from the catchers position, and a solid bat in the middle of the order, he is a plus defender behind the plate. Over his five seasons he has a .993 FLD%, and multiple Gold Glove Awards.
The Royals win the day easily, they locked up an elite catcher both offensively, and defensively for six seasons. Perez is a leader, and fan favorite, and a World Series MVP in 2015.