Freddy Peralta Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 199 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/4/1996 (26)
Freddy Peralta Season Stats
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Freddy Peralta News
Milwaukee Brewers right-handed pitcher Freddy Peralta is scheduled to start Sunday against the Miami Marlins. Peralta has had two brief appearances since making his return from the IL last Sunday. In his last appearance, which was against the Marlins, Peralta got shelled, allowing four earned runs in 1 IP. The Brew Crew are in must-win territory at this point, so if Peralta has his stuff they could stretch him out, but he is hard to trust after his last performance. If you are in desperate need of strikeouts or wins, he could be a decent streaming option. Otherwise, he comes with a lot of risk.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (shoulder) will return to the team on Sunday and start against the Cincinnati Reds. The 26-year-old hurler has been out since September 8 with right shoulder inflammation so he will be on a strict pitch count, according to manager Craig Counsell. Shoulder injuries have limited Peralta to just 15 starts on the season but he's been pretty reliable whenever he takes the mound. He owns a 4-3 record, 3.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 76:25 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings.
Milwaukee Brewers skipper Craig Counsell said that right-hander Freddy Peralta (shoulder) could return from the injured list to rejoin the starting rotation this weekend against the Cincinnati Reds. Peralta is currently listed as TBA for Sunday's contest. The 26-year-old has been out since Sept. 8 when he began experiencing fatigue in his right shoulder. But it sounds like he's nearing a return to the Brewers' rotation, and he can help fantasy managers down the stretch. Before his injury, Peralta was 4-3 with a 3.45 ERA (3.07 FIP), a 1.02 WHIP and a 76:25 K:BB in 70 1/3 innings over his 15 starts for the Brew Crew. The Reds would also be a nice return matchup, although it's unclear if Peralta would be on a limited pitch count in his first start back.
After working out of the bullpen in 2020, Freddy Peralta was a sneaky sleeper heading into 2021. He had the strikeout upside that fantasy managers covet but he wasn't even guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation. It would be a massive understatement to say that the 25-year-old hurler outperformed his expectations. Peralta logged 27 starts (28 appearances) and posted a 10-5 record (14 quality starts) to go along with a 2.81 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 195:56 K/BB ratio over 144 innings. He had a 2.68 xERA (95th percentile) and 3.12 FIP while generating a whopping 33.6% Strikeout Rate, 34.1% Whiff Rate, and 32.4% CSW Rate. He improved his top three offerings by increasing the velocity on his four-seam fastball and his slider while upping the spin rate on his curveball. Opponents hit just .156 (.177 xBA) off his fastball, .158 (.163 xBA) off his slider, and .122 (.167 xBA) off his curve. It was an excellent season for a pitcher that had never thrown more than 85 innings in a season. His innings limitations and higher Walk Rate (9.7%) may give some managers pause, though. The Brewers did pull him early from some starts in order to cap his pitch count and keep him fresh but if he can stay healthy, he should log 160-170 innings while eclipsing 200 strikeouts in 2022. His NFC ADP of 55 seems rich but high strikeout/low WHIP pitchers don't grow on trees. 160+ innings of high-end production (career 12.1 K/9) should mitigate his walk and innings concerns.