Sunday Night Baseball Analyst
Veteran Major League Baseball player and coach Eduardo Pérez was named to ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball team in 2022. He serves as an analyst on ESPN’s exclusive, national Major League Baseball game of the week alongside five-time World Series Champion David Cone and play-by-play voice Karl Ravech.
Pérez has been an analyst on the Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown team and Béisbol Esta Noche on ESPN Deportes, and regularly appeared as an analyst during Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts. He was previously an analyst at ESPN from 2006 through 2010 and returned to ESPN in 2014.
Pérez has also been a signature analyst in ESPN’s international MLB game coverage, calling historic games in Cuba, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. He served as an analyst in ESPN’s KBO League 2020 regular season coverage. Pérez has also been an analyst in ESPN’s innovative, data-driven Statcast alternative viewing experiences that surround signature MLB events such as the Home Run Derby and Wild Card game.
Pérez 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.