Fan-favorite catcher for the Kansas City Royals, Salvador “Salvy” Perez, is both a four-time Gold Glove Award winner
and MLB All-Star
. He was named World Series Most Valuable Player
after the Royals won the 2015 World Series, when his hit in the series-clinching game allowed the Royals to tie the score and continue into extra innings. Although Perez was signed by the KC team when he was just 16
, his major league career didn’t begin until 2011. Since then, the Venezuelan has garnered both impressive stats and a reputation for his post-game celebrations, which involve giving a Gatorade shower to his teammates -- otherwise known as a “Salvy Splash
.” In 2016, Perez signed a five-year extension
with the Royals.