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Jhonny Peralta

31-Year-Old Shortstop – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

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.159

HR

4

RBI

8

R

9

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Peralta’s 2013 campaign will always be remembered as the year he was slapped with a 50-game suspension, but lost in the off-field drama is the fact Peralta was well on his way to putting together one ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 5/28/1982   BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jhonny Peralta Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cardinals in November of 2013.

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Jhonny Peralta Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 AAA BUF 138 622 556 109 183 61 44 2 15 88 8 4 53 123 0 9 4 .329 .386 .496 .882
2005 23 MAJ CLE 141 570 504 82 147 63 35 4 24 78 0 2 58 128 1 4 3 .292 .366 .520 .885
2006 24 MAJ CLE 149 632 569 84 146 44 28 3 13 68 0 1 56 152 3 3 1 .257 .323 .385 .708
2007 25 MAJ CLE 152 647 574 87 155 49 27 1 21 72 4 4 61 146 1 7 4 .270 .341 .430 .771
2008 26 MAJ CLE 154 664 605 104 167 69 42 4 23 89 3 1 48 126 2 5 4 .276 .331 .473 .804
2009 27 MAJ CLE 151 645 582 57 148 47 35 1 11 83 0 2 51 134 2 6 4 .254 .316 .375 .690
2010 28 MAJ DET 57 242 217 23 55 15 7 0 8 38 0 0 21 34 0 4 0 .253 .314 .396 .710
2010 28 MAJ CLE 91 373 334 37 82 32 23 2 7 43 1 0 32 69 0 6 1 .246 .308 .389 .698
2010  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ DET/CLE 148 615 551 60 137 47 30 2 15 81 1 0 53 103 0 10 1 .249 .311 .392 .703
2011 29 MAJ DET 146 576 525 68 157 49 25 3 21 86 0 2 40 95 0 9 2 .299 .345 .478 .823
2012 30 MAJ DET 150 585 531 58 127 48 32 3 13 63 1 2 49 105 1 2 2 .239 .305 .384 .689
2013 31 MAJ DET 107 448 409 50 124 41 30 0 11 55 3 3 35 98 1 2 1 .303 .358 .457 .815
2014 32 MAJ STL 20 78 69 9 11 7 3 0 4 8 0 0 9 15 0 0 0 .159 .256 .377 .633
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jhonny Peralta
3-Year Averages MAJ   134 534 488 58 136 46 29 2 15 68 1 2 41 99 0 4 1 .279 .333 .439 .772
Career  (View All) MAJ   1403 5758 5186 685 1380 480 298 22 160 706 13 21 483 1173 13 50 26 .266 .329 .425 .753

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Jhonny Peralta Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 22 @NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .256 .377 .633
Apr. 21 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .243 .388 .631
Apr. 20 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .243 .406 .649
Apr. 19 @Was 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .258 .433 .691
Apr. 18 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .274 .464 .738
Apr. 17 @Was 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .276 .491 .767
Apr. 16 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .264 .479 .743
Apr. 15 @Mil 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .265 .500 .765
Apr. 14 @Mil 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .150 .244 .400 .644
Apr. 13 ChC 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .220 .306 .526
Apr. 12 ChC Did not play.
Apr. 11 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .189 .250 .439
Apr. 9 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .069 .206 .276 .482
Apr. 8 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .074 .194 .296 .490
Apr. 7 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .185 .333 .518
Apr. 6 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .174 .381 .555
Apr. 5 @Pit 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .444 .644
Apr. 4 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .286 .419
Apr. 3 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .364 .531
Apr. 2 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .125 .000 .125
Mar. 31 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 25 2 3 1 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 .120 .241 .160 .401
Last 14 Days 45 6 9 3 0 2 4 6 10 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .294 .400 .694
Last 30 Days 69 9 11 3 0 4 8 9 15 0 0 0 0 4 .159 .256 .377 .633

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Jhonny Peralta: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 20
2013 106 3 3
2012 149 1
2011 1 145
2010 2 100 46 4
2009 105 41 8

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Jhonny Peralta Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013125164161.352.560.964
2012154216210.214.383.692
2011150127260.240.447.765

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013284347392.282.412.750
2012377377421.249.385.688
20113755614600.323.491.848

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013191307282.346.534.940
2012272336320.265.412.729
20112563713440.313.539.898

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013218204271.266.390.705
2012259257311.212.355.647
2011269318420.286.420.752
Jhonny Peralta Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AAA BUF 622 556 8.5% 19.8% 0.43 78% .402 .167
2005 23 MAJ CLE 570 504 10.2% 22.5% 0.45 75% .349 .228
2006 24 MAJ CLE 632 569 8.9% 24.1% 0.37 73% .329 .128
2007 25 MAJ CLE 647 574 9.4% 22.6% 0.42 75% .329 .160
2008 26 MAJ CLE 664 605 7.2% 19% 0.38 79% .316 .197
2009 27 MAJ CLE 645 582 7.9% 20.8% 0.38 77% .314 .121
2010 28 MAJ DET 242 217 8.7% 14% 0.62 84% .269 .143
2010 28 MAJ CLE 373 334 8.6% 18.5% 0.46 79% .291 .143
2010  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ DET/CLE 615 551 8.6% 16.7% 0.51 81% .282 .143
2011 29 MAJ DET 576 525 6.9% 16.5% 0.42 82% .333 .179
2012 30 MAJ DET 585 531 8.4% 17.9% 0.47 80% .276 .145
2013 31 MAJ DET 448 409 7.8% 21.9% 0.36 76% .377 .154
2014 32 MAJ STL 78 69 11.5% 19.2% 0.60 78% .140 .218
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jhonny Peralta
3-Year Averages MAJ   534 488 7.7% 18.5% 0.41 80% .324 .160
Career MAJ   5758 5186 8.4% 20.4% 0.41 77% .317 .159

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2014 Stat Review for Jhonny Peralta    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.159 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.140 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.377 SLG
WEAK
.218 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.60 BB/K
GOOD
11.5% BB Rate
GREAT
19.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.633 OPS
TERRIBLE
.256 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Jhonny Peralta (by OPS, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Saunders TEX 20 10 3 5 1 2 1 .500 1.050 1.574
Jason Hammel CHI-N 15 7 2 8 1 1 0 .467 .933 1.433
Scott Kazmir OAK 19 8 2 5 2 5 0 .421 .895 1.349
Kyle Davies CLE 25 12 0 5 6 3 0 .480 .640 1.203
Phil Hughes MIN 19 9 0 4 0 2 0 .474 .684 1.184
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 26 9 1 5 5 3 0 .346 .692 1.144
James Shields KC 29 11 3 9 3 6 0 .379 .724 1.136
Matt Garza MIL 28 13 1 4 0 7 0 .464 .643 1.107
Brian Duensing MIN 29 12 1 9 4 7 0 .414 .621 1.091
Ricky Romero TOR 16 4 2 6 1 4 0 .250 .750 1.044

Worst Matchups for Jhonny Peralta (by OPS, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Johan Santana BAL 30 4 0 1 3 22 0 .133 .167 .379
CC Sabathia NY-A 17 1 0 1 3 5 0 .059 .118 .308
Ervin Santana ATL 25 3 0 2 2 5 0 .120 .120 .299
C.J. Wilson ANA 22 1 0 1 4 10 2 .045 .091 .283
Justin Masterson CLE 18 2 0 2 0 7 0 .111 .167 .278
R.A. Dickey TOR 15 2 0 1 0 3 0 .133 .133 .267
Brandon McCarthy AZ 21 1 0 1 2 7 2 .048 .048 .173
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 13 0 0 0 2 3 0 .000 .000 .133
Fernando Rodney SEA 22 1 0 1 1 8 0 .045 .045 .129
David Price TB 13 0 0 1 2 4 0 .000 .000 .125

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Jhonny Peralta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Peralta hit his fourth home run of the year Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the win over Milwaukee.

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Peralta hit his third home run of the season Monday, going 2-for-4 in the Cardinals' win.

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Peralta isn't in the Cardinals' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

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Peralta hit his second home run of the season, going 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs and two RBI in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.

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Peralta hit his first homer as a Cardinal on Thursday, a two-run shot off the Reds' Homer Bailey.

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Peralta hit out of the No. 2 spot in Wednesday's loss to Cincinnati, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

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Peralta has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cardinals, ESPN.com reports.

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Peralta is close to agreeing to a multiyear deal with St. Louis, ESPN.com reports.

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Peralta is in the starting lineup at shortstop for Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday.

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Peralta is starting in left field for Saturday's Game 1 of the ALCS, MLive.com's Chris Iott reports.

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Peralta will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 5 against the Athletics, according to manager Jim Leyland, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

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 percent) and walk rate (eight percent) hovered right around his career marks, but Peralta didn't have any luck finding holes in the defense as his .276 BABIP was the lowest of his career. Peralta's power also took a significant dip, as he hit just 13 homers after smashing 21 the previous season. The drop in homers can be attributed to Peralta posting a HR/FB ratio under 10 percent (8.3%) for just the second time in the past five seasons. The Tigers have contemplated making moves to improve their infield defense, which could eventually lead to the team bringing in a shortstop with better range. In that scenario, Peralta would likely be traded, but he should end up with a full-time gig as a shortstop or third baseman if moved. While a bounce back to his 2011 form should not be expected, Peralta is still considered to be in his power prime and corrections in his BABIP and HR/FB ratio should make for a better season than he had in 2012.

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.

2007

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.

2006

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.

2005

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.

2004

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.

2003