31-Year-Old Shortstop – St. Louis Cardinals
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
After putting together one of the best campaigns of his career in 2011, Peralta took a huge step back last year. The 30-year-old shortstop hit just .239/.305/.384 in 531 at-bats. His contact rate (80 ...
Jhonny Peralta Contract Information:
Agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cardinals in November of 2013.
Peralta has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cardinals, ESPN.com reports.
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Jhonny Peralta: MLB Games Played By Position
Jhonny Peralta Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2013 Stat Review for Jhonny Peralta As compared to the top 350 hitters in 2012 (min 200 PA)
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2013 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jhonny Peralta
2013 projections compared to top 300 hitters in 2012 (min 250 PA)
2013 projections compared to top shortstops in 2012 (min 250 PA)
St. Louis Cardinals Roster
MajorsAdams, Matt (1B)
AAAButler, Keith (P)
AACooney, Tim (P)
A+Garcia, Anthony (OF)
ABlair, Seth (P)
RookieBean, Steve (C)
Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats (View All Matchup Data)
Best Matchups for Jhonny Peralta (by OPS, min 12 AB)
Worst Matchups for Jhonny Peralta (by OPS, min 12 AB)
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Jhonny Peralta: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After back-to-back down years, Peralta bounced back to put together arguably the best season of his career in 2011. The Tigers shortstop hit a career-high .299 with 21 homers and 86 RBI in 525 at-bats. The bump in batting average was largely due to improved plate discipline, as Peralta whiffed in just 16.5 percent of his plate appearances, which is a significant improvement over his 20.6 percent career rate. His move back to an everyday role at shortstop was also a success, as Peralta posted a whopping 9.9 UZR. Despite his vastly improved defense, there have been rumblings Peralta could slide back over to third base if Detroit adds a shortstop prior to spring training. He remains at shortstop for now, though, and will be a solid option again as one of the better second-tier players at the position in the American League.
Peralta started the 2010 season slowly in Cleveland, but he had a mild resurgence after being traded to Detroit in late July. In 57 games with Detroit, Peralta hit .253 with eight homers and 38 RBI. At that pace, Peralta would have finished with about 20-25 homers and 100 RBI in a full 162-game season with Detroit. The Tigers liked what they saw out of Peralta enough to ink him to a two-year deal this offseason and hand him the full-time gig at shortstop. Peralta will likely slot in behind stars like Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Magglio Ordonez in the Tigers' lineup, so he'll have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs. Given the comfort level he showed with his new squad last season and the expected cushy spot in the batting order, Peralta could be in line to return to the type of power production we saw from him during his best years with the Indians.
It was a disappointing season for Peralta, who hit just 11 homers after topping 20 in each of the previous two seasons. He did manage to drive in 83 runs, but scored just 54 after scoring 104 in 2008. He's been moved to third base on a permanent basis, although he did get in enough games at shortstop to qualify for one more season there in most formats. He'll be back hitting in the middle of the order as the team's everyday third baseman.
Peralta set a career-high in RBI (89) and topped the 20-homer mark for the third time in four years last season after taking over the cleanup spot when injuries to Travis Hafner and Victor Martinez hit the team. His defense has always been a concern and he's destined for third base at some point in the near future. Whether or not he finds himself over there this season will depend on the Indians' offseason. He's among the elite at what has become thinning ranks at shortstop in the AL, but Peralta should still hit enough if he's moved over to third.
Peralta rebounded from a disappointing 2006 with a very roto-friendly .270/21/72 season. There is talk of moving him to third base and handing the shortstop duties to Asdrubal Cabrera but that's probably a year away if it ever happens. Like the majority of his teammates, he cooled off considerably in the second half of the season, hitting just seven homers and slugging .387 after the All-Star break. He'll turn 26 in May, so there should be plenty of solid seasons ahead of him, but realize that he doesn't offer any speed out of the shortstop position, though he should give you plus-power as long as he remains shortstop eligible.
No one saw this coming. Peralta's numbers were down across the board last year and there was no viable explaination why. He played in 149 games and was at the plate more than 600 times, but did nothing with the opportunity. Was 2005 an aberration? Or will the 24-year old rebound? The age is there and he'll be given every opportunity to prove he's come out of it, so grab Peralta cheap if you can. There will be a lot of folks who'll pass on the multi-talented shortstop, but his upside is too good to ignore. Upside will be a repeat of 2005, while downside is that Peralta is a lot better than replacement level, anyway.
Peralta was put into the shortstop position to sink or swim in 2005 when the Indians let Omar Vizquel leave for San Francisco. He swam, hitting .292 with 63 extra-base hits and finishing first among major league shortstops with a .520 slugging percentage. He's not Vizquel in the field or running the bases, but his range is above average and his 19 errors is just fine. Continued growth could place him among the elite fantasy options at shortstop.
The shortstop prospect and 2004 Topps/International League Player of the Year has had a couple auditions with the big league club already and not fared well. In 2003 he played more than 70 games with the Indians hitting a measly .227 and was brought up for several games in September 2004. He's bound to get another shot this spring, competing with Brandon Phillips now that Omar Vizquel is gone and will try to turn his Triple-A success into a starting job at short for the Indians.
Peralta adopted an offseason weight training program, with Jody Gerut, and will look to add more pop to his bat. He's still young (21) and has potential. With the acquisition of Carlos Guillen, Peralta might still see some playing time at shortstop when Guillen plays third, and otherwise will compete with Brandon Phillips for playing time.