David Peralta
David Peralta
31-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Arizona Diamondbacks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Players will often take big steps forward in their third season at the big-league level. Peralta did not do that, but he did take steps back toward the player he was in 2015 before injuries marred his 2016 season. He gets on base at a solid rate but isn't given the green light on the base paths due to the fact he has a below-average stolen base conversion rate. The other issue with him is despite his ability to hit to all fields and hit lefties just enough to stay on the field, his power upside is limited by his inability to consistently loft the baseball (27.7 career flyball percentage). Chase Field's new humidor only makes his power outlook more bleak. The league is focused on launch angle and Peralta has a 2.0 groundball-to-flyball ratio in his last two full seasons. His offensive profile is a dime a dozen unless he retools his swing to get more loft on his batted balls in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.
Situated on bench
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 24, 2018
Peralta is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers.
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Peralta, who went 2-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, will take a seat for the series opener as manager Torey Lovullo rests some of his starters with the Diamondbacks out of playoff contention. Socrates Brito gets the start in left field in this one, hitting seventh.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+44%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+16%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .691 367 34 10 37 2 .243 .308 .383
Since 2016vs Right .870 979 145 37 119 12 .306 .359 .511
2018vs Left .668 175 14 7 21 0 .228 .286 .383
2018vs Right .965 411 60 22 63 4 .326 .382 .583
2017vs Left .711 148 16 2 13 2 .269 .338 .373
2017vs Right .825 429 66 12 44 6 .302 .357 .468
2016vs Left .717 44 4 1 3 0 .211 .295 .421
2016vs Right .731 139 19 3 12 2 .263 .295 .436
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+29%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .883 693 99 26 85 9 .312 .359 .523
Since 2016Away .755 653 80 21 71 5 .264 .329 .425
2018Home .988 286 40 15 42 2 .343 .392 .596
2018Away .767 300 34 14 42 2 .251 .317 .450
2017Home .826 292 43 8 33 6 .297 .356 .470
2017Away .764 285 39 6 24 2 .290 .347 .417
2016Home .764 115 16 3 10 1 .270 .287 .477
2016Away .659 68 7 1 5 1 .217 .309 .350
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How does David Peralta 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
0.38
 
BB Rate
7.6%
 
K Rate
19.8%
 
BABIP
.331
 
ISO
.222
 
AVG
.296
 
OBP
.353
 
SLG
.518
 
OPS
.871
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
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2015
Following a breakout 2015 season, 2016 was pretty much a lost cause for Peralta. The 29-year-old outfielder made three trips to the DL and only appeared in 48 games as he dealt with wrist and back injuries. He ended up getting shut down for good in August and finished with a .728 OPS, a far cry from the .893 OPS he posted in 2015. The injuries and natural regression are the top reasons for his decline on a per-plate-appearance basis. Peralta also struggles mightily against lefties (65 career wRC+) and the Diamondbacks have not yet moved him to a strict platoon, so that will suppress his batting average slightly until he is given a platoon partner. Keep an eye on his offseason recovery from August wrist surgery. If everything goes smoothly, Peralta could be a solid rebound candidate heading into 2017. His cost on draft day will no doubt dip from a season ago, and if he can approach the pace of his 2015 numbers (17 home runs and 78 RBI in 462 at-bats), Peralta will end up being a useful fantasy asset.
Peralta had a breakout 2015 season. The Venezuelan outfielder hit .312 (eighth best in the National League), slugged 17 home runs and drove in 78. He also led the National League with 10 triples. Peralta received 169 more plate appearances than he did in 2014, as he established himself as Arizona’s regular left fielder. He was neutralized somewhat by left-handed pitching (.250 batting average, versus .325 against righties), so Arizona will probably look to give him the occasional day off in 2016 when a tough lefty is on the hill. Lacking a lengthy track record, there is some concern that the unheralded Peralta, who was playing independent baseball just four years ago, will regress in 2016. However, he would still be a very useful fantasy outfielder even if he only does 90 percent of what he did in 2015. There will be those who are pessimistic about Peralta’s breakout, so his price on draft day should be very reasonable.
Originally signed out as a pitcher out of Venezuela by the Cardinals in 2004, Peralta never made it above rookie ball in the St. Louis organization, showing a live arm but battling shoulder issues and ultimately getting released in 2009. Following a return to his home country, Peralta resurfaced in North America as an outfielder in independent ball in 2011. The Diamondbacks gave him a look in 2013, signing him to a minor league deal and assigning him to High-A Visalia where he impressed with a .346/.370/.534 line over 51 games. A strong showing at Double-A Mobile to begin 2014 paired with a slew of injuries in the Arizona outfield opened the door for Peralta's first taste of the big leagues, and he became a regular from June 1 on. He could reprise a similar role in 2015, perhaps playing on the larger side of a platoon after hitting .312/.342/.506 against right-handed pitching in his big league debut. There may still be projection left in Peralta's bat given his limited experience as a professional hitter, but he will need to show a more discerning eye at the plate to take the next step after walking in just 4.6% of his plate appearances with the big club last season.
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Cranks 29th homer
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 21, 2018
Peralta went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Arizona's 6-2 loss to Colorado on Friday.
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On bench vs. Cubs
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 19, 2018
Peralta is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday.
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Connects on 26th homer
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 17, 2018
Peralta went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 loss to the Astros.
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Notches three hits in series opener
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 15, 2018
Peralta went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 win over the Astros on Friday.
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On bench vs. lefty
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 13, 2018
Peralta is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies.
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