David Peralta

David Peralta

34-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Arizona Diamondbacks
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Peralta played in a career-high 150 games, though he collected the second most plate appearances as he was platooned more than previous seasons. Peralta's solid plate skills have persisted as he enters his mid-30s, but he's showing signs of declining power. Peralta's homers have always been capped with a low flyball rate but last season's 26% was a career nadir. His exit velocity on balls in the air is also trending downward. However, Peralta's expected homers indicate his total of eight long balls was deprived of between two and four more, so a return to double digits is plausible. His defense remains around average, and it appears he'll again be the regular left fielder. Drafting Peralta is always a conundrum between a sexy upside play and a stable, but boring late-round compiler. This season, the decision will be a few rounds later, but the thought process is the same. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#488
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$Signed a three-year, $22 million contract extension with the Diamondbacks in January of 2020.
Out of lineup for nightcap
OFArizona Diamondbacks
May 17, 2022
Peralta is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
Peralta went 0-for-4 with a strikeout during Game 1 and will take a seat for the nightcap with lefty Tyler Anderson pitching for Los Angeles. Cooper Hummel and Jordan Luplow will man the corner outfield spots in Game 2.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+86%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .667 160 13 2 19 0 .252 .306 .361
Since 2020vs Right .753 714 71 16 91 3 .266 .331 .422
2022vs Left .411 18 0 0 0 0 .133 .278 .133
2022vs Right .763 100 8 5 13 0 .221 .310 .453
2021vs Left .734 92 11 1 12 0 .267 .315 .419
2021vs Right .726 446 46 7 51 2 .257 .327 .399
2020vs Left .626 50 2 1 7 0 .261 .300 .326
2020vs Right .816 168 17 4 27 1 .312 .351 .465
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .760 444 47 10 60 3 .268 .333 .427
Since 2020Away .713 430 37 8 50 0 .258 .319 .394
2022Home .680 65 4 3 7 0 .193 .277 .404
2022Away .749 53 4 2 6 0 .227 .340 .409
2021Home .761 272 34 5 34 2 .264 .335 .427
2021Away .693 266 23 3 29 0 .253 .316 .378
2020Home .804 107 9 2 19 1 .320 .364 .440
2020Away .742 111 10 3 15 0 .282 .315 .427
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Stat Review
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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
0.60
 
BB Rate
12.3%
 
K Rate
20.5%
 
BABIP
.208
 
ISO
.190
 
AVG
.200
 
OBP
.295
 
SLG
.390
 
OPS
.686
 
wOBA
.307
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.5%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
Sprint Speed
22.8
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Peralta turned in a solid year at the dish, slashing .300/.339/.433 with five homers, 34 RBI and a stolen base across 54 games. It was also promising to see Peralta remain healthy throughout the shortened season after appearing in 99 contests in 2019. The left fielder isn't likely to mash 30 homers as he did during the 2018 campaign, but he hits for average and his OPS typically hovers around the .800 mark. His average exit velocity has remained relatively stable over the course of his career, sitting at 89.2 MPH in 2020 to go with a 36.3 hard-hit percentage. He's also shown improvement against left-handed pitching, hitting .261 against southpaws in 2020. Heading into his age-33 season, expect more of the same from Peralta, in that he'll continue to serve as a steady bat in the heart of Arizona's lineup who's highly capable of solid offensive production.
Coming off a 2018 season in which Peralta crushed right-handers, regression was expected as he would be hard-pressed to maintain that level of production. While Peralta's numbers did fall back, it was more than just regression. He battled shoulder soreness all season, visiting the IL three time with inflammation of his right AC joint. In early September, Peralta underwent season-ending surgery to remove loose bodies. Exhibit A that the lingering injury affected Peralta's production: his extra-base hit rate. In 2018, 9.8% of his hits were XBH compared to 10.4% last year. The difference is two years ago, half his XBH left the yard but only 27% cleared the fences in 2019. Shoulder woes hindered Peralta's ability to drive the ball. He's supposed to be ready for the spring, so we're back to where we were heading into last season -- a solid, steady performer, likely to occasionally sit against southpaws.
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.
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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Swats late homer in loss
OFArizona Diamondbacks
May 16, 2022
Peralta went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.
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Not starting vs. lefty
OFArizona Diamondbacks
May 15, 2022
Peralta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
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Sits against southpaw
OFArizona Diamondbacks
May 13, 2022
Peralta isn't starting Friday against the Cubs.
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On bench versus lefty
OFArizona Diamondbacks
May 10, 2022
Peralta is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
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Slugs two-run home run
OFArizona Diamondbacks
May 6, 2022
Peralta went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Friday's 4-1 win over the Rockies.
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