Salvador Perez - Royal's Meal

Brooke Fallis

Birth and Hometown

Date of birth: May 10, 1990

Hometown/place of birth: Valencia, Venezuela

Fun Fact!!

Salvador Perez played baseball with and against his current Royals teammate, Jose Altuve during his childhood.


Early Childhood: Perez’s father abandoned him when he was only four, so his mom, Yilda Diaz, worked as a single parent. Perez was very helpful at a young age and always tried to earn money for the two of them by selling baked goods. To keep Salvador, her only child busy, she enrolled him in baseball at a young age. That is where he learned how to play. When he a little bit older, Salvador’s preference of position became catcher.

Teenage years-Adulthood/ Career: Pérez was signed by the Royals for $65,000 when he was 16 years old. In 2007, his is minor league career began when he was placed in the Arizona Rookie League. In August of 2011, Perez was called up to the major league for the first time. Perez’s only career so far is baseball, because he was so good at such a young age.

Pre-Game Meal

3/4 Hours Before Game (largest meal):

(60% are Carbs)

  • 1 Cup Quinoa

  1. Has nearly twice as much protein as other grains

  2. Contains all nine essential amino acids our bodies need to build lean muscle and recover from tough workouts.

  3. Also great source of fiber and carbs

  • One small Sweet Potato

  1. It can give you sustained energy throughout your training session or competition.

  2. Great substitute for high glycemic side dishes

  • One Banana

  1. Contains 30 g of carbohydrates, making it an effective source of energy for athletes.

  2. Filled with potassium, and that can prevent muscle cramping during the Royals game

  • Cup of Milk

  1. Benefits of milk are carbs, electrolytes, calcium and vitamin D.

  2. Contains the two proteins best for rebuilding muscles: casein and whey.

  • Peanut Butter with crackers

  1. Great amount of protein.

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