Jose Peraza
Jose Peraza
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Cincinnati Reds
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Peraza went from being a risk to lose his starting to job to being a top-10 fantasy shortstop in 2018, adding some power and nearly 30 points of batting average over his 2017 output. Was this breakout for real? The added homer total can mostly be attributed to a change in launch angle. His groundball rate fell from 48% in 2017 to 38.9% last year, and his launch angle on fastballs (which he hit 12 of his 14 homers against) improved from nine degrees to 13 degrees, according to Baseball Savant. That improved his barrel rate from 1.7% to 2.5%, and his average exit velocity improved from 81.9 mph to 83.9 mph. Relative to the rest of the league, however, he was still below average in that regard -- Peraza went from 273rd to 268th among MLB hitters. Peraza turns 25 in April, and improved power is expected at that this age, so some of this might be sustainable. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.78 million contract with the Reds in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Gets leadoff look
SSCincinnati Reds
April 20, 2019
Peraza will start at second base and bat leadoff in Saturday's game against the Padres.
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With normal leadoff man Joey Votto getting a breather Saturday, Peraza will move atop the lineup for the first time all season. With zero hits in 20 at-bats over his last eight games and a .161 on-base percentage for the season, Peraza is hardly deserving of the assignment.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .714 353 46 5 25 18 .297 .325 .389
Since 2017vs Right .659 909 95 15 71 30 .258 .299 .360
2019vs Left .429 14 3 0 0 1 .214 .214 .214
2019vs Right .366 47 3 1 1 1 .130 .149 .217
2018vs Left .774 201 28 4 15 11 .313 .337 .438
2018vs Right .728 482 57 10 43 12 .277 .321 .407
2017vs Left .655 138 15 1 10 6 .282 .319 .336
2017vs Right .609 380 35 4 27 17 .250 .289 .320
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+180%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .670 615 80 11 48 21 .253 .301 .369
Since 2017Away .678 647 61 9 48 27 .284 .311 .367
2019Home .559 31 5 1 1 0 .200 .226 .333
2019Away .200 30 1 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100
2018Home .762 347 50 7 29 11 .283 .338 .424
2018Away .722 336 35 7 29 12 .292 .313 .409
2017Home .555 237 25 3 18 10 .218 .257 .298
2017Away .678 281 25 2 19 13 .294 .331 .347
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How does Jose Peraza compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
24.6%
 
BABIP
.182
 
ISO
.067
 
AVG
.150
 
OBP
.164
 
SLG
.217
 
OPS
.381
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Many of the Reds' hitters provided a profit in 2017, but Peraza was a stark exception to the list. After hitting .324 with 21 stolen bases over the second half of 2016, many were brimming with anticipation of a 40-plus stolen base season following the Brandon Phillips trade, but Peraza failed to produce. He hit just .259/.297/.324 with 23 stolen bases and lost his full-time second base job to Scooter Gennett. Peraza hit marginally better in the second half of the season (.268/.333/.305) and maintained his shortstop eligibility, but all-in-all this was a disappointing season. He's expected to take over the starting shortstop duties for the Reds in 2018, with Zack Cozart joining the Angels in free agency, but the pressure will be on him to produce right away with Nick Senzel rapidly approaching. His development at shortstop and at the plate this offseason was halted early after he left his Venezuelan Winter League team for personal reasons.
The Reds split Peraza's season between Triple-A Louisville and Cincinnati, with the bulk of his time in the big leagues coming during the second half of the season. The overall production was better against the more difficult competition, as Peraza's contact-heavy approach (12.9 percent strikeout rate) and top-end speed enabled him to post an impressive line at the plate and on the bases in 72 games with Cincinnati. Once Billy Hamilton hit the disabled list in September, Peraza moved into the leadoff spot for his final 25 starts, but he slotted in as the team's No. 2 hitter directly behind Hamilton for a brief stretch in late August. In most leagues, Peraza qualifies as a shortstop and outfielder to begin 2017, and in some, he may also qualify at second base. Thanks to the deal that sent Brandon Phillips to the Braves over the offseason, the top prospect finally will have a full-time spot in the Reds lineup. With a full season's worth of starts, Peraza has the tools to push the 40-steal plateau in 2017.
After batting a combined .339/.364/.441 with 60 stolen bases between two minor league levels for the Braves a year ago, Peraza was viewed as Andrelton Simmons' future double-play partner, a future that was expected to begin sometime in 2015. The Braves, though, saw Peraza take a step back to .294/.318/.379 at Triple-A in 2015 before including him in a deal with the Dodgers. Peraza made his big league debut for the Dodgers on August 10 and hit .182 in 22 at-bats. Peraza doesn't turn 22 until late April, and though his stock is down, the Dodgers decided to sell anyway, trading him to the Reds in a three-way deal with the White Sox. The rebuilding Reds figure to get him regular playing time to determine what Peraza is as a player, though the albatross that is Brandon Phillips could complicate things at the start of the year.
The 20-year-old Peraza solidified his status as the Braves' top prospect by slashing .339/.364/.441 with 60 steals in 75 attempts between High-A Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi in 2014. He drew a mere 17 walks in 499 plate appearances, but also struck out just 47 times (9.4%) and made major strides against left-handed pitching, batting a robust .379 against southpaws (41-for-108) after hitting just .268/.324/.361 against them in 2013. While Peraza currently possesses little home-run power to speak of, his plus-plus speed allows him to consistently grab extra bases and should afford him the luxury of maintaining high BABIPs at the upper levels. Alberto Callaspo seems like the favorite to open 2015 as the Braves' starting second baseman, but Peraza may push for the job relatively early on.
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Sitting again Thursday
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April 18, 2019
Peraza is not in the lineup Thursday against the Padres.
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Not starting Wednesday
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April 17, 2019
Peraza is on the bench Wednesday against the Dodgers.
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Not in lineup
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April 13, 2019
Peraza is not starting Saturday against the Cardinals.
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Situated on bench
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April 10, 2019
Peraza is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.
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Gets first break of '19
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April 3, 2019
Peraza is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
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