Veteran Major League Baseball player and coach Eduardo Pérez returned to ESPN in 2014 to serve as a Baseball Tonight analyst. In 2021, Pérez was named to the Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown team, joining host Karl Ravech and fellow analyst Tim Kurkjian on the Sunday Night Baseball pre-game show. He also regularly appears as an analyst during Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts.
Pérez has been a signature analyst in ESPN’s international MLB game coverage, calling historic games in Cuba, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico, as well as serving as an analyst in ESPN’s KBO League 2020 regular season coverage.
Pérez is also a staple on ESPN’s innovative, data-driven Statcast alternative viewing experiences that surround signature MLB events such as the Home Run Derby, Wild Card game and Sunday Night Baseball.
In addition, Pérez appears on Béisbol Esta Noche on ESPN Deportes. Pérez was previously an analyst at ESPN from 2006 through 2010.
Pérez has also served as bench coach of the Houston Astros (2013) and hitting coach of the Miami Marlins (2011-12). In 2008, Pérez was named Manager of the Year in the Puerto Rico Baseball League, leading the Leones De Ponce to the league championship. He also managed Colombia in the World Baseball Classic qualifying round in 2013.
Pérez spent 13 seasons (1993-2006) in the Major Leagues, primarily as a first baseman, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners. Pérez had his best season in 1997 while with Cincinnati, reaching career highs in home runs (16), RBI (52) and games (106).
Pérez was drafted in the first round by the Angels in 1991 after leading the Florida State University Seminoles to the College World Series that same season. His father, Tony Pérez, is a Baseball Hall of Famer.