Sleeper Report: Breakouts
Salvador Pérez – C – Royals
At just 22 years of age Perez is a gamble to be your starting catcher, but a cheap gamble that could pay nice dividends. His late season call-up resulted in a .331 batting average and three home runs with 145 at bats.
Salvador Pérez was signed in Valencia,Venezuela in 2007 at the age of 16. He quickly built a reputation as a defensive stalwart after signing in 2006 as a 16-year-old from Venezuela.
In 2011, Perez batted .333 with 10 RBIs in 12 games at Omaha following his promotion from Class AA Northwest Arkansas. He batted .283 for the Naturals with nine homers and 43 RBIs in 79 games.
The future is bright for Salvador Pérez, the only question is how bright and how much in the future. Either way he is worth a late pick in the 2012 fantasy baseball draft.