Oswald Peraza

Oswald Peraza

23-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
New York Yankees
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Peraza entered 2023 with a shot at a starting spot in the Yankees infield, but it was fellow rookie Anthony Volpe who won the shortstop job with a strong spring and managed to hang onto the role over the length of the campaign. That resulted in Peraza spending much of the season in Triple-A, where he performed well enough with a .268/.357/.479 slash line, 14 homers, 36 RBI and 16 stolen bases over 300 plate appearances. When he did get an opportunity with the big club, however, Peraza largely struggled, finishing with a poor .539 OPS and 26.2 percent strikeout rate over 52 games. Aside from defense and his 84th percentile sprint speed, all of the youngster's advanced metrics were well below league average, and he often appeared overmatched by big-league pitching. Peraza looked far better during his initial MLB cup of coffee in 2022, and he'll almost certainly get more opportunities in the majors next year. There's a chance he could compete for the Yankees' vacant third-base spot, but a more likely scenario has the team utilizing his positional flexibility and plugging him into a utility role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2024.
Reinstated, optioned to Triple-A
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
May 19, 2024
Peraza (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
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Peraza has been on the injured list since suffering a shoulder injury in February, but he began a rehab assignment May 7. Most recently, he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his only contest with Triple-A, where he will now remain for the time being. The organization will likely allow the 23-year-old to find his footing with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before ultimately elevating him to the major-league roster down the road.
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Since 2022
 
 
+53%
OPS vs RHP
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+60%
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+26%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .432 64 6 0 5 0 .132 .281 .151
Since 2022vs Right .659 184 17 3 11 6 .243 .304 .355
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2023vs Left .372 51 4 0 5 0 .114 .235 .136
2023vs Right .596 140 11 2 9 4 .217 .279 .318
2022vs Left .684 13 2 0 0 0 .222 .462 .222
2022vs Right .861 44 6 1 2 2 .325 .386 .475
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+8%
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+1%
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+26%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .632 108 13 1 8 2 .235 .306 .327
Since 2022Away .583 140 10 2 8 4 .202 .293 .290
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2023Home .541 83 9 1 8 2 .197 .265 .276
2023Away .537 108 6 1 6 2 .186 .269 .268
2022Home .940 25 4 0 0 0 .364 .440 .500
2022Away .745 32 4 1 2 2 .259 .375 .370
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Would likely replace Donaldson
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
July 15, 2023
Peraza would be the likely roster replacement for the Yankees if Josh Donaldson needs to go on the injured list with his right calf issue, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Donaldson will undergo an MRI after his nagging calf injury flared up again Saturday, and it seems things are trending toward an IL stint for the veteran. Peraza had just a .535 OPS in 12 games with the Yankees earlier this season but has an .853 OPS with 12 homers and 11 steals with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He's traditionally a shortstop but has experience at third base and could see plenty of action there if Donaldson is indeed sidelined.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Peraza got off to a really slow start to his first full season at Triple-A, but he slashed .311/.378/.555 with 14 home runs and a 21.4 K% over his final 53 games and was excellent (.306/.404/.429, 10.5 BB%, 15.8 K%) in small sample (57 PA) against big-league pitching to close out the year. Despite his Triple-A exploits, Peraza may not hit for significant game power in his age-22/23 season (104.6 mph max exit velocity), but his speed should play right away. He pilfered 35 bases on 40 attempts last season and has a 90th percentile sprint speed. His ability to make fairly consistent contact while playing solid defense at shortstop and second base gives him a high real-life floor, although he is likely ticketed for the bottom third of the lineup when the Yankees are at full health. The big questions are whether New York will enter the season with Peraza atop the depth chart at shortstop, and what Anthony Volpe's eventual arrival means for him. Peraza should be able to beat out Isiah Kiner-Falefa with a good spring training. From there, it would be up to him to perform well in order to stave off internal threats.
Peraza climbed from High-A to Triple-A last season, with his production trending down against better competition (144 wRC+ at High-A, 122 wRC+ at Double-A, 90 wRC+ in a tiny sample at Triple-A). Considering he turns 22 in June, just the fact that he made it to Triple-A last season is an accomplishment. Peraza came into the year known mostly as a strong defensive shortstop with a strong hit tool and plus speed, not unlike the prospect versions of guys like Amed Rosario, J.P. Crawford or Orlando Arcia. He showed there was a bit more juice in the bat, hitting 18 home runs with 26 doubles in 115 games. However, he didn't demonstrate the greatest eye or contact skill, tallying 111 strikeouts (21.7 K%) and just 37 walks (7.2 BB%) in 511 plate appearances. Those are fine metrics, but they didn't back up the idea that he will have a plus hit tool in the majors. He stole 38 bases on 48 attempts and graded out as an above-average runner at 5-foot-11, 186 pounds. While org. mate Anthony Volpe looks the part of a future No. 1 or No. 2 hitter, Peraza looks more like a future bottom third of the order hitter, albeit one who plays every day and challenges for 15/15 seasons.
A shortstop with the potential for a plus hit tool and plus speed, Peraza was protected from the Rule 5 draft by being added to the Yankees' 40-man roster this offseason. He won't turn 21 until June and has not played above Low-A, so this roster move will put a little pressure on the player and the team to speed up his ascent slightly. Unfortunately, he did not get invited to the alternate training site due to his lack of upper-level experience. Peraza is a no-doubt shortstop thanks to a plus glove and plus arm, which will buy him a longer leash to develop at the plate. He could be a Tommy Edman/Andres Gimenez type of fantasy contributor in time, and that 20-steal potential will remain his top fantasy skill for the foreseeable future. The Yankees have worked on trying to coax a little more power from the 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitter, but he probably won't be a 20-homer hitter in the majors.
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Headed to Triple-A
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
May 18, 2024
Peraza (shoulder) was transferred to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to continue his rehab assignment Saturday.
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Rehab moving to Double-A
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
May 10, 2024
The Yankees transferred Peraza (shoulder) from Single-A Tampa to Double-A Somerset on Friday.
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Beginning rehab assignment
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
May 7, 2024
Peraza (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Tampa on Tuesday.
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Weeks away from rehab assignment
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
April 24, 2024
Peraza (shoulder) has been hitting at the Yankees' complex in Tampa while continuing to progress through his throwing program, but manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that the infielder remains weeks away from playing in minor-league games, per MLB.com.
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Will begin throwing Wednesday
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
April 2, 2024
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on the Talkin' Yanks podcast Tuesday that Peraza (shoulder) will begin throwing Wednesday.
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