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Jhonny Peralta (SS)

St. Louis Cardinals - 89% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

St. Louis Cardinals SS, Jhonny Peralta, had a huge game in their 7-5 victory over the Reds, in the series finale, on Sunday. The Birds were down 5-3 in the top of the 8th inning when Peralta launched a 2-run bomb into straightaway left field off of RP, Jumbo Diaz. It was great timing for the veteran shortstop to hit his 1st home run of the 2015 campaign. He finished 2-for-4 with a R, HR, 2 RBI, and walk.

Fantasy Impact: Peralta is off to a really good start to the young season and he has looked really comfortable at the plate. There's no reason to think he can't keep it going against the Brewers on Monday, in the Cardinals home opener, where Milwaukee will send SP, Matt Garza to the bump.

 

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The St. Louis Cardinals were stymied by Chicago Cubs, SP, Jake Arrieta, and they failed to score a run in a loss at Wrigley Field, on Wednesday night. SS, Jhonny Peralta, was able to record his 2nd hit of the new season by driving a double down the left field line, that could have potentially put the Birds on the board if 1B, Matt Adams, hadn't been the lead runner. The Cardinals are off on Thursday before heading to Cincinnati on Friday for a weekend series.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran shortstop has looked relatively comfortable at the plate, and he was one of only three Cardinals that were able to register a hit off of Arrieta (one being Lance Lynn) on Wednesday. Cincinnati will start off the series with Jason Marquis on Friday, against whom, Peralta is 1-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI.

 

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Peralta went 2-for-3 with two RBI's Wednesday versus the Mets. His spring training average is .333 with one home run.

Fantasy Impact: Peralta's average draft position is 198. He's not spectacular, but he is steady as a fantasy performer. In 2014, he batted .264 with 21 home runs and 75 RBI's. His average auction value is $5.

 

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Jhonny Peralta finally found his power stroke this afternoon, going deep for a solo shot. It was good to see him finally settle in and rip one.

Fantasy Impact: Peralta broke a record for the Cardinals last year for most home runs by a SS in history. No issues here with him, what you see is what you're going to get. Look to see about 20 HRs again this year

 

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Jhonny Peralta has not recorded a hit through the first two weeks of spring. The streak continued today as he went 0-2.

Fantasy Impact: He's been known in the past to have slow starts, so this is nothing new. Jhonny didn't get hot last year until midseason, when people starting picking him up off the wire. Hopefully in his second year with St. Louis it doesn't take as long.

 

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