- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/14/1987 (31)
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided salary arbitration with outfielder David Peralta on Friday by signing him to a one-year, $7 million deal, according to a source. Peralta's fantasy value is on the rise after he posted a career year in 2018, hitting .293/.352/.516 with 30 home runs, 87 RBI and 75 runs scored in 560 at-bats. He had never previously exceeded 17 long balls in a season, though, so don't overpay for a guy that could find it difficult to improve on his 2018 numbers. Peralta hits lefties well and makes enough contact to be a top-40 fantasy outfielder, however.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta (rest) will not play on Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw. Peralta crushes right-handed pitching in comparison to left-handed pitching, and this is the usual routine for the Diamondbacks to rest Peralta against lefties when they get the chance. Peralta still remains a top option for the remainder of the week and should be kept in all lineups.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta (ankle), who tweaked his ankle at first base on Saturday, is out of the starting lineup on Sunday. Peralta's injury isn't believed to be serious, so expect him to return on Monday. The left-handed hitter is batting .296/.354/.518 with 26 home runs, 75 RBI and 69 runs scored in 504 at-bats this year and is a must-start anytime he's playing. Jon Jay is leading off and starting in left field against Braves rookie Touki Toussaint on Sunday. Jay is a nice DFS option on Sunday afternoon.