Hernan Perez
Hernan Perez
28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Perez reprised his role as a utility player for the Brewers last season, though he received over 100 fewer at-bats than the did the year before and saw his OPS fall for the second year in a row. The Brewers value Perez's versatility -- he can play both infield and outfield -- and decided to bring him back for another season. That almost certainly guarantees him a spot on the Opening-Day roster barring anything drastic in spring training, but don't expect him to see any more playing time than he did in 2018. He figures to see the bulk of his playing time at second base, and against left-handed pitchers, given that he posted an OPS north of .780 while facing southpaws in each of the last three years. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Brewers in November of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Elects free agency
2BFree Agent  
October 16, 2019
Perez was outrighted to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday and elected free agency.
The 28-year-old struggled in 2019, hitting just .228/.262/.379 with 18 RBI and five stolen bases in 91 appearances. Perez saw diminished playing time, especially after Keston Hiura was promoted to the majors. Perez will now test free agency after declining returns over the past few seasons with the Brewers.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .768 364 42 13 40 11 .283 .309 .460
Since 2017vs Right .633 674 70 18 58 18 .232 .270 .363
2019vs Left .731 119 13 5 9 3 .257 .280 .451
2019vs Right .557 127 16 3 9 2 .202 .246 .311
2018vs Left .783 125 14 6 14 5 .277 .304 .479
2018vs Right .612 209 22 3 15 6 .239 .282 .330
2017vs Left .789 120 15 2 17 3 .316 .342 .447
2017vs Right .673 338 32 12 34 10 .239 .271 .403
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Even Split
Since 2017Home .698 526 57 15 51 19 .252 .290 .408
Since 2017Away .663 512 55 16 47 10 .248 .276 .386
2019Home .680 122 16 3 7 5 .261 .298 .383
2019Away .604 124 13 5 11 0 .197 .228 .376
2018Home .701 167 17 5 16 6 .248 .293 .408
2018Away .652 167 19 4 13 5 .258 .287 .365
2017Home .705 237 24 7 28 8 .249 .284 .421
2017Away .703 221 23 7 23 5 .270 .295 .408
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How does Hernan 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.
    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.
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Exit Velocity
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Perez's numbers from 2016 to 2017 weren't all that different, with the notable exception being his steep decline in the stolen base department despite the Brewers still finishing first in the National League in that category. Despite a strong 2016 campaign it was assumed that Perez would fill a super utility role for a second straight season, and he did just that, starting games at every defensive position besides first base and catcher. While Perez lacks a regular spot in the Brewers' starting nine, he still plays enough and contributes enough to the power and speed categories to hold value in deeper fantasy leagues, and he would generally be first in line for regular playing time in the event of an injury. However, unless he starts stealing bases like he did two years ago, he's not going to be more than an insurance option for fantasy owners to begin the year.
A couple years ago, Perez was one of the Tigers' better prospects, but even by those standards, his 2016 came as quite a surprise. He flashed decent power and excelled with his speed over 123 games for the Brewers. His main weakness is his lack of plate discipline (4.2 percent walk rate), which resulted in a poor .302 OBP. Unfortunately, Perez is unlikely to see everyday at-bats in 2017, which caps his upside. He could occupy the short side of a platoon with Eric Thames or Travis Shaw at the infield corners, and his ability to play at least passably at every outfield and infield spot should allow him to get occasional starts elsewhere when a righty is on the hill. When he does see playing time, he should continue to have the green light on the bases, which will be his main source of fantasy value. Of course, if any number of players suffered an injury, he could be thrust into everyday duty, which would make his stock soar.
The Brewers claimed Perez off of waivers from the Tigers in June in an attempt to get a utility player with more offensive upside than fellow utility man Elian Herrera. After a rough start with the Tigers at the beginning of the season, Perez produced a decent .270 batting average and even held the starting second base job and third base job at different points of the year. Perez is a candidate for the starting third base job headed into spring training given his solid production while being more of a fill-in for regular players in 2015, but his situation is worth monitoring in case the Brewers decide to go with another utility player in Elian Herrera for their third base needs or if they want to see what younger players like Yadiel Rivera can bring to the table. Either way, Perez's ability to play every infield position will help his case for more playing time, but it remains to be seen what his final role will be in the upcoming season.
Other than an eight-game stint in September, Perez was relegated to minor league duty at Triple-A Toledo in 2014. For the second consecutive season, he put together a decent showing in the minors, hitting .287/.331/.404 with 45 extra-base hits (six homers, seven triples, 32 doubles), 21 steals, 53 RBI and 69 runs. He showed improved plate discipline in his first full season at the highest level of the minors, posting a 65:36 K:BB ratio in 547 at-bats. Perez played primarily shortstop for the Mud Hens, once again providing steady defense. It remains to be seen if his long-term position will be shortstop or second base, but since he profiles more as a utility infielder in the majors, the diversity should be considered a plus. With Ian Kinsler, Jose Iglesias, and Andrew Romine expected to assume the starting and backup middle-infield gigs, Perez will have a tough time cracking the Opening Day roster.
After putting together a successful showing during his first prolonged exposure to the higher levels of the minors, Perez has piqued the interest of the Tigers’ brass. Perez hit .301/.330/.410 with 38 steals, 48 runs and 39 RBI in 429 at-bats split between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo last season. His first lengthy stint with the Tigers was quite a bit bumpier than his strong showing in the minors, as Perez hit just .197 in 66 at-bats. Despite the rough showing in Detroit, the Tigers’ brass remain optimistic Perez can develop into a quality major league second baseman. He’s already considered a plus defender at the position while possessing the skills to fill in at shortstop at times, and his speed makes him a threat on the basepaths. But Perez’s aggressiveness at the plate and inability to draw a free pass – his walk rate has never topped 6.8 percent in his minor league travels – could cap his impact in the steals category. Prior to the team’s acquisition of Ian Kinsler in November, Detroit was giving serious consideration to looking at Perez as an everyday option at second base. The 23-year-old infielder won’t be seeing regular at-bats with Detroit this season, but he should carve out a role as one of the team’s primary bench options, likely assuming the duties that Ramon Santiago has held over the past six years.
The 20-year-old middle infielder hit .258/.314/.364 in 503 at-bats with Low-A West Michigan in 2011. Perez is a solid line-drive hitter with power to the gaps. He doesn't profile as a power hitter, but he could provide decent pop for a middle infielder once he fully develops. His 23 steals hint at a future base-stealing threat, but Perez doesn't have the elite-level speed required to be a big-time theft at the major league level. At 20, he still has plenty of time to develop, but Perez projects as nothing more than a utility player at this time.
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Provides homer in finale
2BMilwaukee Brewers  
September 30, 2019
Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rockies in 13 innings.
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Homers in loss
2BMilwaukee Brewers  
September 5, 2019
Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 10-5 loss to the Cubs.
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Returns to bench role
2BMilwaukee Brewers  
August 14, 2019
Perez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.
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Contract selected
2BMilwaukee Brewers  
August 9, 2019
Perez's contract was selected from Triple-A San Antonio prior to Friday's game against the Rangers.
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Remains in organization
2BMilwaukee Brewers  
July 3, 2019
Perez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
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