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Kings of Kauffman Oct 26, 2021

KC Royals: Salvador Perez could win record Silver Slugger

Over the past few weeks, KC Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been nominated for a few prestigious awards. He’s up for the Roberto Clemente Award for his work in the Kansas City community, is a nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive performers in each league, and recently became one […] KC Royals: Salvador Perez could win record Silver Slugger - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Oct 24, 2021

Grading the 2021 KC Royals, Part 1: The catchers

Catching for the 2021 KC Royals was a task shared by three men, but dominated by one. Salvador Perez’s talent and effervescence destined him to overshadow his backups and he did, putting up the kind of season mere mortal catchers can only envy and admire. That doesn’t mean, of course, that Cam Gallagher and Sebastian […] Grading the 2021 KC Royals, Part 1: The catchers - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Oct 22, 2021

KC Royals: The 2021 accolades just keep on coming

First came a September nomination for the coveted Roberto Clemente Award for KC Royals catcher Salvador Perez. A nomination as a finalist for the prestigious Hank Aaron Award followed a month later. And now, courtesy of his fellow major league players, comes a nomination for a Major League Baseball Players Association Players Choice Award. The […] KC Royals: The 2021 accolades just keep on coming - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Oct 14, 2021

Kansas City Royals fans need this Salvador Perez bobblehead

Salvador Perez just had the greatest season of his career. Which is why Kansas City Royals fans need this new, limited-edition bobblehead from FOCO. At 31-years-old, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez just put together the best season of his career. Salvy hit .273 this season, crushing 48 home runs and driving in 121 runs. […] Kansas City Royals fans need this Salvador Perez bobblehead - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Oct 13, 2021

KC Royals: Top 3 midseason overperformers revisited

We recently revisited Kings of Kauffman’s midseason choices for KC Royals underperformers to see how they played after the All-Star Break. Now, we’re doing the same for our three midseason overperformers—players who played better than initially expected during the first half of the season. Salvador Perez was truly great for the KC Royals throughout the 2021 season. […] KC Royals: Top 3 midseason overperformers revisited - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Oct 13, 2021
2021 Season in Review: The best Royals defensive plays

2021 Season in Review: The best Royals defensive plays

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Show some love for the glove. The Royals showed they could flash some leather this year, finishing fifth in baseball in Defensive Runs Above Average, according to Fangraphs. They could have as many as five Gold Glove finalists this season - Salvador Perez, Whit Merrifield, Nicky Lopez, Andrew Benintendi, and Michael A. Taylor. Let’s show the glove some love with a look back at the top Royals defensive plays of 2021. April 14 - Salvy ends the game with a pickoff Knock Salvador Perez for his framing all you want, but the man’s arm is...
Kings of Kauffman Oct 8, 2021

KC Royals: Salvador Perez nominated for Aaron Award

Add another accolade to the growing list for Salvador Perez this season. The KC Royals catcher has been nominated for the Hank Aaron Award. The award is given every year to the top offensive American and National League players as selected by fans and a Hall of Fame panel.  Fans can cast votes here. Perez is, […] KC Royals: Salvador Perez nominated for Aaron Award - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Oct 6, 2021
Why Salvador Perez won’t and shouldn’t win the MVP

Why Salvador Perez won’t and shouldn’t win the MVP

Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals leads off third base during the 1st inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on October 01, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. | Photo by Jamie Squire/ OBP, baby! Salvador Perez has had a season for the ages. Perez’s 48 home runs ties Jorge Soler for the single-season franchise home run record. Since Perez made his big league debut a decade ago, only five players have hit more in a single season. And to display that much power as a catcher? That is literally unmatched. With Perez’s 46th home run, he...
Kings of Kauffman Oct 5, 2021

KC Royals: Nicky Lopez finishes strong breakout season

Although Nicky Lopez doesn’t have the immense pop KC Royals teammate Salvador Perez displayed this season, he made up for it in other ways. Take a look at Lopez’s slash line of .300/.365/.378, .744 OPS, and 4.2 WAR. Not only did he improve his batting average by almost 100 points from last season’s .201, but […] KC Royals: Nicky Lopez finishes strong breakout season - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Oct 4, 2021
The Royals are what we thought they were

The Royals are what we thought they were

Whit Merrifield #15 talks with Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals after scoring a run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 08, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. | Photo by Rob Carr/ At the end of the day, there were...no surprises The 2021 Kansas City Royals season is over, and what a ride it has been. This was an incredibly streaky team, catching fire for weeks at a time only to turn around and display incompetence only rivaled by the 2004-2006 trash fires that Royals fans would rather soon forget....
Royals Review Oct 4, 2021
Royals Rumblings - News for October 4, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for October 4, 2021

Photo by Ed Zurga/ No more Royals baseball this year. Royals Rumblings - News for October 4, 2021 Salvador Perez is your AL home run co-champ, and led all of MLB in RBI. Perez joined a group of six players in the last 30 years who’ve led the majors in homers and RBIs in the same season: Giancarlo Stanton (2017), Chris Davis (2013), Miguel Cabrera (2012), Ryan Howard (2002, 2008) and Álex Rodríguez (2002, 2007). “I’m happy with the way I finished,” Perez said. “The way that I ended today was good. It’s a lot of hard work, handling injuries with my hip, my...
Kings of Kauffman Oct 3, 2021

KC Royals lose 2021 finale, but with some silver linings

The KC Royals didn’t end their 2021 season Sunday the way they started it six months ago—with a win—but some good things made the club’s 7-3 loss to Minnesota easier to take. One KC Royals star reached a big milestone, but one didn’t quite make it. Sunday’s focus was, of course, on Salvador Perez. The […] KC Royals lose 2021 finale, but with some silver linings - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Oct 3, 2021
Salvy goes homerless as Royals drop season finale 7-3

Salvy goes homerless as Royals drop season finale 7-3

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Fin. Salvador Perez went hitless in four at-bats, drawing a walk and ending the game on the on-deck circle, leaving him tied for the single-season club home run record at 48 as the Royals ended their 2021 season with a 7-3 loss to the Twins. The Royals finish the season at 74-88, their best season since 2017. Jackson Kowar was named Royals Minor League Pitcher of the Year, but he’d probably like to leave his 2021 Major League season in the rearview mirror. The rookie struggled again, failing to retire the first seven hitters of the game and giving...
Royals Review Oct 1, 2021
Royals out-slug Twins in 11-6 win

Royals out-slug Twins in 11-6 win

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports They’re not gonna lose 90 this year! It was a track meet on Friday night, as the Royals beat the Twins, 11-6, at Kauffman Stadium. Straight out of the chute, the Royals hit the ground running, as the first four men to come to the plate reach. Whit Merrifield, who had three hits, singled. Nicky Lopez singled. Salvador Perez got hit by a pitch. A wild pitch scored Merrifield. Andrew Benintendi walked. The next three men made outs, but Carlos Santana’s groundout scored a second run. 2-0. In the third, four more hits for the Royals...
Royals Review Oct 1, 2021
Royals Review Radio: Kevin Goldstein of Fangraphs joins the show

Royals Review Radio: Kevin Goldstein of Fangraphs joins the show

How does Fangraphs measure Salvy’s performance? Alex Duvall and Jeremy “Hokius” Greco welcome Kevin Goldstein of Fangraphs to discuss the Michael A. Taylor contract extension, the Royals’ chances of competing in 2022, and Salvador Perez’s value. You can read Kevin Goldstein at Fangraphs and follow him on Twitter at @Kevin_Goldstein You can follow Alex Duvall on Twitter at @RoyalsFarm and Hokius at @hokius. You can also read Alex Duvall’s work at Royals Farm Report. Royals Review Radio is available on iTunes.

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