JHONNY

PERALTA#27

SHORT STOP / THIRD BASE
Santiago, Dominican Republic
G
82
AB
289
AVG
.260
HR
8
RBI
29
SL%
.408
HEIGHT
6'2"
WEIGHT
225 lbs
AGE
34
BATS
RIGHT
DRAFTED
NOT DRAFTED
YEARS PRO
14
7d | RotoWire

News

Peralta, who was significantly affected by a spring training thumb injury last season, is healthy and ready to compete for the third base job this spring, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. "I never felt 100 percent," Peralta said Sunday. "To tell the truth, last year was kind of tough with everything that happened. Going to third base so quickly, that was tough. The swing, sometimes it would not feel right. But I learned from last year. I feel different now."

Impact

The veteran, who is entering the final year of his contract in 2017, evidently feels as though he's in a much better position than he was at any time last season. Peralta's thumb, which required surgery that sidelined him until June, never fully healed until the offseason, when a prolonged stretch of rest finally did the trick. Upon his return from the DL last season, he faced a considerable challenge in the field, where he was asked to play third base for the first time since 2010 with the Indians. However, with Aledmys Diaz now clearly the full-time shortstop, Peralta had the luxury of going into this offseason knowing that he could take all of his practice reps at third, where he's expected to compete with Jedd Gyorko this spring. The Cardinals feel that the hot corner is a better fit at this stage for the soon-to-be 35-year-old, considering that it requires less range. The team also believes Peralta's bat still has plenty to offer. After a ragged start in 2016 that included a .233 average over his first 103 at-bats, Peralta bounced back following the All-Star break to slash .274/.325/.403 over his final 186 trips to the plate.

Date Opp Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
10/02 vs PIT W 10-4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .307 .408
10/01 vs PIT W 4-3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260 .307 .411
09/30 vs PIT W 7-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .260 .308 .413
09/29 vs CIN W 4-3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .263 .309 .417
09/28 vs CIN L 1-2 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .310 .420
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG WAR
2006 CLE 149 569 84 146 28 3 13 68 56 152 0 .257 .323 .385 0.6
2007 CLE 152 574 87 155 27 1 21 72 61 146 4 .270 .341 .430 2.1
2008 CLE 154 605 104 167 42 4 23 89 48 126 3 .276 .331 .473 2.5
2009 CLE 151 582 57 148 35 1 11 83 51 134 0 .254 .316 .375 0.1
2010 CLE 91 334 37 82 23 2 7 43 32 69 1 .246 .308 .389 1.1
-- DET 57 217 23 55 7 0 8 38 21 34 0 .253 .314 .396 -0.1
2011 DET 146 525 68 157 25 3 21 86 40 95 0 .299 .345 .478 3.8
2012 DET 150 531 58 127 32 3 13 63 49 105 1 .239 .305 .384 0.8
2013 DET 107 409 50 124 30 0 11 55 35 98 3 .303 .358 .457 2.8
2014 STL 157 560 61 147 38 0 21 75 58 112 3 .263 .336 .443 4.7
2015 STL 155 579 64 159 26 1 17 71 50 111 1 .275 .334 .411 1.0
2016 STL 82 289 37 75 17 1 8 29 20 56 0 .260 .307 .408 -0.7
Totals: 1777 6545 838 1750 376 24 202 873 602 1437 17 .267 .330 .425
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2012-13 DET 13 50 5 13 1 0 3 5 2 9 1 .26 .288 .46
2013-14 DET 10 33 2 11 4 0 1 6 1 5 0 .333 .353 .545
2014-15 STL 9 31 2 5 1 0 0 1 4 6 0 .161 .257 .194
2015-16 STL 4 14 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 .143 .2 .214
Totals: 36 128 10 31 7 0 4 13 8 26 1 .224 .275 .353