How Tall Is Roberto Pérez?
Roberto Pérez is 1.8 m tall.
Roberto Pérez Major Career
On July 8, 2014, Pérez got called up to the majors for the first time. Two days later, against the New York Yankees, he got his first major hit.
Pérez hit his first professional home run off New York Yankees pitcher Jim Miller on July 10, 2014.
While Yan Gomes was on the disabled list for a portion of the 2015 season, he took over as the starting catcher.
Pérez took over as the primary catcher in Gomes’ place in the second half of the 2016 season.
Pérez hit an opposite-field home run against Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello in his first major league postseason at-bat, propelling the Indians to a 5–4 victory.
Pérez hit two home runs in the Indians’ 6–0 victory in Game 1 of the 2016 World Series. Pérez recorded the second-most RBIs (7), walks (7), and home runs (3) of any Indian player in the 2016 postseason.
The Indians signed Pérez to a four-year contract costing $9 million on April 2, 2017, with club options worth an additional $12.5 million for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. He hit .207/.293/.373 in 2017.
Pérez had a .68/.256/.263 batting line in 2018. At .150, he had the lowest batting average against right-handed pitchers among all MLB batters with at least 140 plate appearances.
Following the season, the Indians traded Gomes, allowing Pérez to take over as the main catcher.
Pérez set a variety of career highs offensively in 2019, batting .239/.321/.452, while also receiving praise for his defense.
He said he played through bone spurs in his ankle from April through the end of the season because he was “telling myself not to quit.”
You’ve waited so long to play every day, and now that you have the chance, you can’t waste it.”
His batting average, SLG, and OPS (.774) were all career highs, and he appeared in a career-high 119 games, with career highs in hits (93), home runs (24), RBI (63), walks (45), strikeouts (127), and total bases (176)