David Peralta

David Peralta

LF - ARI - IL10
Age: 31Bats: LThrows: L

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BAL @ ARI
A. Brooks #173
Mon, 7/22 9:40pm
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Peralta was raging hot earlier in the season but as the underlying numbers accurately forecasted, that was a mere fluke. Now that he is on the IL, you can make a case for cutting him loose if you need the extra roster spot.

Peralta batted .293 with a .352 OBP and 14 homers in 2017, but drafters snoozed at his bounce-back campaign. Last year, he batted .293 with a .352 OBP … and 30 homers. Having previously never gone deep more than 17 times in a season, it was safe to project regression given his 29.2% fly-ball rate. The power has predictably faded with nine homers in 62 games, but he's still batting .289 with, you guessed it, a .352 OBP at the All-Star break. Shortly after returning from an AC joint injury in June, Peralta went back on the IL. This time, it's likely Arizona exudes more cautions and lets him take his time before returning. Even if he's truly a 20-HR hitter, Peralta remains one of baseball's most bankable depth pieces when healthy.

Peralta isn't hitting for quite as much power as he did in his 30-HR season in 2018, but his batted ball metrics are nearly identical. Peralta is striking out more often this season, however, so while he's hitting well over .300 right now, it may not last.