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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.3 5.82 1.68 22 1 1 1 -0.5
Birth Date1-20-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.02013
2014
2015
2016
0.02017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 TOR MLB 37 4 65.0 3 3 0 74 27 54 9 .267 107 10.2 3.7 1.2 7.5 61% .327 .289 1.55 4.67 5.12 104 5.60 130.1 -0.6
2012 TOR MLB 35 0 42.0 2 2 0 38 16 39 3 .263 108 8.1 3.4 0.6 8.4 50% .307 .238 1.29 3.47 3.43 92 3.91 89.6 0.4
2013 TOR MLB 6 0 5.0 0 1 0 4 2 6 0 .270 104 7.2 3.6 0.0 10.8 54% .308 .197 1.20 1.87 5.40 104 5.29 126.7 -0.0
CareerMLB784112.0560116459912.2661079.33.61.08.057%.319.2671.444.094.501004.95114.8-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 DLJ Rk 14 14 85.2 4 0 0 47 23 107 0 .000 5.0 2.4 0.0 11.3 0% .245 .000 0.82 1.62 1.37 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AUB A- 16 16 75.3 3 3 0 73 38 71 1 .252 101 8.7 4.5 0.1 8.5 62% .320 .259 1.47 3.59 3.71 104 5.75 109.8
2008 LNS A 28 23 137.3 5 12 0 136 51 137 4 .261 97 8.9 3.3 0.3 9.0 61% .346 .257 1.36 3.10 3.61 88 3.25 93.9
2009 NHP AA 28 27 162.3 9 11 0 145 67 112 11 .271 89 8.0 3.7 0.6 6.2 59% .273 .257 1.31 4.11 3.55 111 5.41 107.9
2010 NHP AA 13 12 73.3 5 6 0 67 37 49 6 .262 109 8.2 4.5 0.7 6.0 59% .280 .254 1.42 4.76 4.54 114 6.72 113.8
2010 LVG AAA 15 15 86.7 5 5 0 107 47 56 5 .272 106 11.1 4.9 0.5 5.8 58% .345 .273 1.78 5.08 6.12 123 8.22 124.5
2010 ESC Wnt 6 4 21.7 2 4 0 22 11 14 1 .000 9.1 4.6 0.4 5.8 0% .300 .000 1.52 3.92 3.73 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TOR MLB 37 4 65.0 3 3 0 74 27 54 9 .267 107 10.2 3.7 1.2 7.5 61% .327 .289 1.55 4.67 5.12 104 5.60 130.1
2011 LVG AAA 8 8 45.0 2 2 0 37 23 43 5 .269 124 7.4 4.6 1.0 8.6 63% .278 .217 1.33 5.04 4.60 97 4.13 97.5
2012 TOR MLB 35 0 42.0 2 2 0 38 16 39 3 .263 108 8.1 3.4 0.6 8.4 50% .307 .238 1.29 3.47 3.43 92 3.91 89.6
2013 TOR MLB 6 0 5.0 0 1 0 4 2 6 0 .270 104 7.2 3.6 0.0 10.8 54% .308 .197 1.20 1.87 5.40 104 5.29 126.7
2013 DUN A+ 4 2 6.0 0 0 0 4 2 5 0 .258 97 6.0 3.0 0.0 7.5 47% .267 .195 1.00 3.07 1.50 98 3.99 101.9
2013 BUF AAA 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 .262 102 7.4 4.9 0.0 2.5 58% .250 .222 1.36 4.29 2.45 111 5.34 111.1
2015 NHP AA 28 3 52.3 2 2 1 45 29 38 3 .257 103 7.7 5.0 0.5 6.5 54% .276 .269 1.41 4.80 3.78 126 7.82 124.3
2015 BUF AAA 9 0 13.7 0 0 0 18 5 16 0 .256 99 11.9 3.3 0.0 10.5 40% .429 .308 1.68 2.12 5.93 92 3.60 98.9
2016 ESC Wnt 4 0 2.0 0 1 0 2 3 2 0 .000 9.0 13.5 0.0 9.0 0% .333 .000 2.50 5.18 4.50 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 1098 0.5437 0.4317 0.8249 0.5846 0.2495 0.8968 0.6240 0.1751
2012 653 0.5421 0.4655 0.7500 0.6215 0.2809 0.8091 0.5952 0.2500
2013 85 0.6353 0.5176 0.7500 0.6852 0.2258 0.7838 0.5714 0.2500
Career18360.54740.44770.79480.60240.25960.86040.61130.2052

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-01-09 2014-01-09 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Scar Tissue From Previous Surgery 2014-01-12 -
2013-02-23 2013-09-03 60-DL 192 138 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-17 -
2012-07-09 2012-10-04 60-DL 87 76 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-17 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $500,000
2012 TOR $485,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$985,700
2 yrTotal$985,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 119 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/10/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 2016. Yakult of Japan.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/30/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14. Released by Toronto 3/20/14. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/26/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Toronto 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Toronto 11/20/08. Re-signed by Toronto 3/1/09.
  • Signed by Toronto 2003 as amateur free agent from Venezuela.

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183311120135392433647.3251.806.096.4510.06.28.51.5-0.5
20193421131254613146847.3241.715.515.8310.25.27.71.3-0.4
20203511116128301824547.3121.736.026.379.85.97.81.6-0.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Mike Gallo 2009 0.00 DNP
2 87 Josh Roenicke 2015 0.00 DNP
3 84 Matt Perisho 2007 0.00 DNP
4 83 Brandon Villafuerte 2008 0.00 DNP
5 83 Chris Schroder 2011 0.00 DNP
6 82 Clay Rapada 2013 0.00
7 82 Nate Bump 2009 0.00 DNP
8 82 Mitchell Boggs 2016 0.00 DNP
9 82 Manny Delcarmen 2014 0.00 DNP
10 82 Stephen Randolph 2006 0.00 DNP
11 81 Britt Reames 2006 9.82
12 81 Hector Ambriz 2016 0.00 DNP
13 81 Jason Bergmann 2014 0.00 DNP
14 81 Cory Wade 2015 0.00 DNP
15 80 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
16 80 Zach Miner 2014 0.00 DNP
17 80 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP
18 79 Ken Ray 2007 0.00 DNP
19 79 Daniel McCutchen 2015 0.00 DNP
20 79 Will Cunnane 2006 0.00 DNP
21 79 J.J. Trujillo 2008 0.00 DNP
22 78 Bill Pulsipher 2006 0.00 DNP
23 78 Ramon Troncoso 2015 0.00 DNP
24 78 Jason Childers 2007 0.00 DNP
25 77 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
26 77 Gary Knotts 2009 0.00 DNP
27 77 Dusty Hughes 2014 0.00 DNP
28 77 Tommy Phelps 2006 0.00 DNP
29 77 Willie Eyre 2011 3.44
30 77 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
31 77 Derrick Ellison 2011 0.00 DNP
32 76 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
33 76 Jeff Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
34 76 Chris Fussell 2008 0.00 DNP
35 76 Manny Corpas 2015 0.00 DNP
36 76 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
37 76 Chris Resop 2015 0.00 DNP
38 76 R.A. Dickey 2007 0.00 DNP
39 76 Chad Paronto 2008 4.35
40 76 Frank Herrmann 2016 10.12
41 76 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
42 76 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
43 76 Jeff Gray 2014 0.00 DNP
44 76 Jeremy Accardo 2014 0.00 DNP
45 76 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
46 76 Brian Stokes 2012 0.00 DNP
47 76 David Cortes 2006 4.30
48 75 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2015 0.00 DNP
49 75 Jason Shiell 2009 0.00 DNP
50 75 Jose Valdez 2015 0.00 DNP
51 75 Nate Field 2008 0.00 DNP
52 75 Lee Gardner 2007 2.30
53 75 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
54 75 Adam Russell 2015 0.00 DNP
55 75 Kyle Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
56 75 Blaine Neal 2010 0.00 DNP
57 75 Rob Bell 2009 0.00 DNP
58 75 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
59 75 Kevin Gryboski 2006 17.47
60 75 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
61 75 Jason Kershner 2009 0.00 DNP
62 75 Lance Carter 2007 0.00 DNP
63 75 Greg Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
64 74 Seth McClung 2013 0.00 DNP
65 74 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
66 74 Jason Roach 2008 0.00 DNP
67 74 Jack Taschner 2010 6.41
68 74 Calvin Maduro 2007 0.00 DNP
69 74 Mark Prior 2013 0.00 DNP
70 74 Tim Corcoran 2010 0.00 DNP
71 74 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
72 74 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
73 74 Felix Romero 2012 0.00 DNP
74 73 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
75 73 John Parrish 2010 3.00
76 73 Juan Rincon 2011 0.00 DNP
77 73 Everett Teaford 2016 0.00 DNP
78 73 Jimmy Serrano 2008 0.00 DNP
79 73 Kazuo Fukumori 2009 0.00 DNP
80 73 Chris Jakubauskas 2011 5.72
81 73 Oscar Villarreal 2014 0.00 DNP
82 73 Nelson Figueroa 2006 0.00 DNP
83 73 Jake Robbins 2008 0.00 DNP
84 73 Philip Humber 2015 0.00 DNP
85 73 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
86 73 Juan Gutierrez 2016 0.00 DNP
87 73 Bob Babcock 1982 0.00 DNP
88 73 Nate Bland 2007 0.00 DNP
89 73 Jerry Don Gleaton 1990 2.94
90 73 Scott Dohmann 2010 0.00 DNP
91 73 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
92 73 Joe Beimel 2009 3.90
93 73 Scott Cassidy 2008 0.00 DNP
94 72 David Purcey 2014 0.00 DNP
95 72 Sean Lowe 2003 6.45
96 72 Michael Nix 2015 0.00 DNP
97 72 Shawn Camp 2008 4.12
98 72 Dave Hamilton 1980 11.70
99 72 Craig Dingman 2006 0.00 DNP
100 72 Scott Eyre 2004 4.27

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Perez missed almost the entire season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He returned to the minors on rehab in August (after a premature outing in June, resulting in two more months on the shelf). Half a dozen appearances in the majors in September gave cause for neither concern nor excitement. That's probably about what one should expect in 2014, as well. Think of him not as a LOOGY (although he does fare significantly better against lefties) but as an ELLLY: Everyday Low-Leverage LeftY.
2013 Perez has some meat on his fastball, or at least he did before tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. He underwent Tommy John surgery in late July. He may be able to return before the 2013 season is out, but considering his mediocre performance to date, the Blue Jays won't hold their breath waiting for him.
2012 During an uninspiring second go-round as a starter at Triple-A, Perez was called up to provide help in the bullpen. He had a short stint with the club in April, then was called up more or less for good in late May. As a reliever, he wasnít so bad: the Dominican lefty posted a 4.27 ERA and a 2.44 strikeout-to-walk ratio. However, when called on to make four starts in the wake of Brad Millsís demotion, Perez fared hardly better than Mills and allowed 15 runs in 18 2/3 innings. Perez is a lefty with a decent fastball-slider combination, and the Blue Jays have plenty of fringy starters, so why get fancy? Perezís future is in the bullpen.
2011 Luis Perez fell apart completely in Triple-A, as the combination of the tough Las Vegas environment and poor control set fire to his ERA.
2010 A 25-year-old sinkerballer who was unexceptional at Double-A last year, Luis Perez does happen to be left-handed, which maybe why he continues to cling to a 40-man roster spot.
2009 Lefty Luis Perez spins a nice sinker and had a strong full-season debut starting for Lansing last year, but he did it at the relatively advance age of 23.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTwo-Strike Approach: Soler PowerCat Garcia2017-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: GCL NotesSteve Givarz2016-08-05
The BP Wayback Machine: The Futures Game Viewing Guide, 2009 EditionKevin Goldstein2015-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone WildR.J. Anderson2014-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-04


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Luis Perez threw 1,859 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Slider (83mph). He also rarely threw a Change (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph).