Andres Perez named 2015 Revolution MVP: Celebrates by going 4-for-5 with a 3-run homer and 6 RBI
Prior to the game on September 19, York Revolution infielder Andres Perez was presented with the organization’s Most Valuable Player award for the 2015 season, by Team President Eric Menzer and Manager Mark Mason. All Perez did to celebrate the occasion was go 4-for-5 with a two-run double and a three-run homer, and his six total RBI helped the Revs beat Somerset 11-6 in the penultimate game of the season. The Saturday night crowd at Santander Stadium was a season-high 6,291.
In his third season as a Rev, Perez has re-written a good portion of the York record book. On July 19 at Lancaster, he became the Revolution all-time hit leader with his 384th in franchise history, and sits at 465 career hits with York after September 19. That’s now 82 more hits than the man Perez passed, James Shanks (383).
Perez is also the career-Revolution leader in doubles (105), extra-base hits (163), total bases (738), games played (395) and at-bats (1556). His 248 RBI in a Revs uniform makes him the all-time franchise leader in that category as well. (The night Perez became the franchise RBI leader August 14 at Bridgeport, he also drove in six runs, in a 3-for-6 effort, also with a double and a homer in a 13-5 win.) Perez is currently second on the Revolution career home run list; his 16 this season makes for a total of 52, seven shy of Chris Nowak’s 59.
He’s completed the season as a Revolution triple-crown winner, and becomes the third player in franchise history to lead the club in average, home runs and RBI in a season. Perez joins Nate Espy (2007) and Nowak (2011) on that shortlist.
Perez also leads the Atlantic League with 91 runs batted in, and has an eight-RBI cushion as of 9/19 over Chris Wallace of Sugar Land. It’s the second consecutive season and the third in four a Rev leads the league in RBI, as Chad Tracy took the honor a year ago. The 90-RBI season is the fifth in Revolution history and the fourth-best ever, as Perez joins Nowak (107, 2012), Jason Aspito (105, 2008), Tracy (97, 2014), and Espy (90, 2007).
Perez is also second in the ALPB in hits (151), total bases (250), extra-base hits (50) and he leads the league in doubles (32).
This season, Perez has improved his defensive versatility exponentially, transitioning from second base to primarily first base, though he still plays both positions to allow for flexibility in the York lineup. His defense in learning a new position at first base this year has been excellent. Perez becomes the fourth first baseman to win Revolution MVP:
Revolution Most Valuable Player
2014: OF Justin Greene
2013: LHP Chris Cody
2012: 1B Chris Nowak
2011: 1B Chris Nowak / RHP Corey Thurman (Co-MVPs)
2010: OF Scott Grimes
2009: INF Keoni DeRenne
2008: OF Jason Aspito
2007: 1B Nate Espy