20 Feb

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is catcher Roberto Perez.

Roberto Perez, C

Bats: Right — Throws: Right — Entering his age-26 season — Contract: Pre-arbitration Player (under team control through 2020, on track for arbitration eligibility in 2018)

2014 Overview: Perez had a big season in 2014, finally hitting enough to allow his plus defense to shine. In addition to tearing up the International League — posting a .305/.405/.517 line in 209 Triple-A plate appearances — Perez was roughly league-average offensively in 95 major league plate appearances, giving him real value in a short amount of time. Yan Gomes is still the starter, but right now, it looks like Perez will be a valuable backup option in 2015. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 16, 2015

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