Mar 8, 2015; Surprise, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians catcherRoberto Perez
(55) looks on against the Texas Rangers during to a spring training baseball game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
C Roberto Perez, Cleveland
About 99 percent of fantasy owners out there still don’t even know Roberto Perez’s name. He is the new starting catcher for Cleveland, replacing Yan Gomes, who sprained his MCL last week and will miss six-to-eight weeks.
It would have been nice to see Perez grab his new job by the horns and start on a hot streak, but that hasn’t happened as he is 2-for-11 to begin the season. The 26-year-old did hit .305/.405/.517 with eight home runs and 43 RBI in 53 Triple-A games last season, so he has shown some promise.
Perez is also pretty much guaranteed regular starts behind the plate until Gomes is ready to return sometime in mid-June. If the catchers are picked over in one’s league, take a flier on Perez.