David Peralta
David Peralta
31-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Who says pitchers can’t hit? The former minor-league pitcher had a resurgent power season at the dish around all the talk of the humidor sucking the life out of the offense in Arizona. The 30 homers were easily a career best, but Peralta’s overall offensive production in 2018 looked a lot like 2015 except he had more playing time this time around. The other side of that was his HR/FB ratio nearly doubling from 2017, with more of his doubles and triples of the past becoming souvenirs in 2018. Peralta’s splits have not wavered throughout his career in that he does an inordinate amount of his damage against righties while lefties have little trouble with him. Last year was no exception as Peralta was 50% better than the league average against righties while he was 14% below it against lefties. There is some regression coming in 2019 for Peralta, but this is still a very solid offensive producer. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
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OFArizona Diamondbacks
June 19, 2019
Peralta went 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI in Tuesday's 8-1 loss to the Rockies.
Peralta's run-producing fielder's choice in the fifth inning was all the Diamondbacks could muster. Since returning from a shoulder injury at the beginning of the month, Peralta has posted a .220 average and .748 OPS, compared to .309/.881 prior to the injury. Despite that drop, he remains a fixture in the top half of the lineup and should continue getting opportunities to drive in runs (eight RBI in 13 games).
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .701 419 40 11 45 2 .252 .317 .383
Since 2017vs Right .891 1037 150 42 137 10 .309 .365 .526
2019vs Left .698 84 9 1 10 0 .257 .333 .365
2019vs Right .922 181 24 8 28 0 .305 .359 .563
2018vs Left .693 187 15 8 22 0 .237 .294 .399
2018vs Right .946 427 60 22 65 4 .318 .377 .568
2017vs Left .711 148 16 2 13 2 .269 .338 .373
2017vs Right .825 429 66 12 44 6 .302 .357 .468
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OPS on Road
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OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .896 713 98 28 96 8 .314 .372 .525
Since 2017Away .779 743 92 25 86 4 .272 .332 .447
2019Home .832 118 14 4 18 0 .286 .356 .476
2019Away .869 147 19 5 20 0 .294 .347 .522
2018Home .988 303 41 16 45 2 .341 .393 .595
2018Away .750 311 34 14 42 2 .246 .312 .438
2017Home .826 292 43 8 33 6 .297 .356 .470
2017Away .764 285 39 6 24 2 .290 .347 .417
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Day off Sunday
OFArizona Diamondbacks
June 16, 2019
Peralta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Washington, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Posts three hits
OFArizona Diamondbacks
June 7, 2019
Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in an 8-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday.
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Has first hits since return
OFArizona Diamondbacks
June 5, 2019
Peralta went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Dodgers.
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Returns to action
OFArizona Diamondbacks
June 4, 2019
Peralta went 0-for-4 in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers.
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Back in action
OFArizona Diamondbacks
June 3, 2019
Peralta (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Monday's game against the Dodgers.
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