Veteran Major League Baseball player and coach Eduardo Pérez returned to ESPN in 2014 to serve as a Baseball Tonight analyst and was named to the Monday Night Baseball team in 2016. One of ESPN’s signature baseball analysts, Pérez regularly contributes to ESPN studio shows, event coverage and MLB on ESPN Radio. He is also an analyst for the Men’s College World Series.
Pérez has been a staple of ESPN’s international MLB game telecasts, providing coverage of historic games such as the 2016 spring training game in Cuba, regular season games in Mexico and Puerto Rico, and the Japan Opening Series in 2019.
Pérez is also the primary analyst on ESPN’s innovative, data-driven Statcast alternative viewing experiences, which surround signature MLB events such as the Home Run Derby and Wild Card game.
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.