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Name  Oliver Perez
Born  8/15/1981
Height  6-3
Weight  210
Number  59
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  L
5/17/2011 2:40:00 PM
Description: Oliver Perez is a professional pitcher once again! In a somewhat surprising move, the Washington Nationals have signed the former Met bust to a minor league deal. Perez had been playing in extended spring training games and, apparently, the Nationals liked what they saw. ANALYSIS One of the biggest headcases in all baseball, Oliver Perez is extraordinarily frustrating. For somebody blessed with such tantalizing talent, he has seldom delivered on it. The Nationals are probably just making a depth move, but it will surely be interesting to watch if Perez pitches well enough to deserve a call-up. Perez is slated to start in Double-A Harrisburg. SOURCE: Rotoworld
3/21/2011 5:05:00 PM
Description: The Mets have released Perez after a brutal spring.
Insight: The only surprise here is that another name veteran received his walking papers first. Perez was horrendous this spring, and clearly, the team didn't trust him in any staff role. (RapidDraft.com)
3/21/2011 9:55:00 AM
Description: The Mets have released P Oliver Perez. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: Avoid Perez in all formats.
3/19/2011 7:57:00 PM
Description: Mets RP Oliver Perez faced 6 batters today, allowing four of them to reach base, with two of those coming on home runs.
Insight: Perez appears to be done with the Mets and has no place on a fantasy roster right now.
3/19/2011 12:04:00 PM
Description: Mets RP Oliver Perez will have to wait until the last possible second to know if he will make the Mets roster. SOURCE: Jon Heyman via Twitter
Insight: Perez has minimal fantasy value until it is announced he will be on an MLB roster. If he is in the bullpen for the Mets he only has value in deeper NL-only leagues.
3/9/2011 10:58:00 AM
Description: The Mets have decided to move P Oliver Perez from rotation consideration to the lefty-specialist competition in the bullpen. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: Perez's velocity has been low and he still needs to improve his control. Ultimately, expect the Mets to release Perez
3/9/2011 12:02:00 AM
Description: With his manager and GM watching on a split-squad day, Perez allowed four hits, two walks and three earned runs in three innings of work Tuesday.
Insight: With seven earned allowed over his first seven spring innings, Perez sure seems headed for a trip out of the rotation. Fortunately, you had to be nuts to consider him a real fantasy option coming into this season. (RapidDraft.com)
3/4/2011 10:04:00 AM
Description: The Mets have decided that Oliver Perez will not be a starter for them this year; he is still likely to be released before Opening Day. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: Play it safe and avoid him on draft day.
3/3/2011 11:11:00 AM
Description: The Mets are close to giving up on P Oliver Perez and could release him if his performance against the Cardinals today does not show significant improvement over Sunday's two-inning, four-run disappointment. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: There is no need to draft Perez in any format right now.
2/14/2011 4:19:00 PM
Description: While Mets P Oliver Perez does want to be a starter he is focusing more on the team needs. "I think why I'm here has always been as a starting pitcher," Perez said. "I have to focus about the team. If they need me in the bullpen for one out, or a long reliever or starter, I'm going to be available." SOURCE: New York Post
Insight: Perez's career can best be defined by erratic. If he shows he has matured and can command his pitches he could be a sleeper in NL-only leagues.
11/30/2010 3:39:00 PM
Description: Reports show that SP Oliver Perez's fastball was down in 2010 and that he has some spikes in velocity during winter ball. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: Perez was awful in 2010 and unless he improves on both his velocity and, especially, his control, stay away from him in 2011.
10/4/2010 9:02:00 AM
Description: Perez allowed one run on no hits and three walks on Sunday against the Nationals.
Insight: Perez came out of the bullpen and was very wild on his way to losing the game for the Mets. He made only seven starts this year for the Mets and barely pitched in the second half coming out of the bullpen. He failed to record a win and was 0-5 with a 6.80 ERA. (RapidDraft.com)
8/26/2010 10:38:00 AM
Description: Oliver Perez hopes to return to the Mets in 2011. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: It is no secret that Perez has struggled with his control and he may want to be back, but the Mets certainly don't want him back. They will have to eat his salary if they cut ties with him, but with the way he has been pitching, he should not be owned in any fantasy leagues.
7/20/2010 6:04:00 PM
Description: Oliver Perez will be activated from the DL tomorrow. SOURCE: SURFING THE METS ON TWITTER
Insight: Stay away, stay far, far away!
7/7/2010 11:17:00 PM
Description: Perez has moved up to pitching in Triple-A as he works himself back into shape from a knee injury.
Insight: Perez will likely make a few more starts for Triple-A Buffalo before the Mets' will have to make a decision on what to do with him. Perez could move back into the Mets' starting rotation as the fifth starter with Hisanori Takahashi heading back to the bullpen. (SportsBuff.com)
5/15/2010 9:03:00 AM
Description: Perez allowed seven runs on nine hits over only 3.1 innings on Friday against the Marlins. He walked three and struck out five while allowing four home runs.
Insight: Perez's spot in the Mets' rotation could be in jeopardy as he fell to 0-3 with a 5.94 ERA. The Mets are 1-6 in games started by Perez. (SportsBuff.com)
5/10/2010 7:52:00 AM
Description: Perez allowed four runs, three earned, on two hits over 3.1 innings on Sunday against the Giants. He walked a season-high seven and walked two.
Insight: Perez had no command as he threw 98 pitches over that 3.1 innings. The Mets' came back and got him off the hook for a loss. He remains at 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts this season. (SportsBuff.com)
5/4/2010 8:46:00 AM
Description: Perez allowed two runs on six hits over six innings on Monday against the Reds. He walked four and struck out four.
Insight: Perez had a decent outing except for the four walks. He did not factor into the decision and remained at 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA in five starts this season. (SportsBuff.com)
4/22/2010 8:49:00 AM
Description: Perez allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits over five innings on Wednesday against the Cubs. He walked three and struck out four.
Insight: Perez did give up the eight hits but did a good job getting out of jams. He still was on the losing end as he fell to 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
3/31/2010 9:05:00 AM
Description: Perez allowed seven runs on six hits over only 2.1 innings on Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Perez had another horrible outing for the Mets as he walked two, struck out three and gave up three home runs. (SportsBuff.com)