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 starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (lat) threw a flat ground on Saturday and manager Craig Counsell said it went "great". This is another step in the right direction for the young righty, who has been sidelined since late May with a lat strain. He still has many hurdles to clear, however, and won't be ready until late July at the earliest. The 26-year-old stud had a 4.42 ERA and 1.19 WHIP, but was heating up before going on the IL. Excluding the start where he injured himself, Peralta had a 1.57 ERA and 0.80 WHIP over his last six starts. He should be a great option for fantasy managers down the stretch.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (lat) is technically dealing with a teres major strain, according to general manager David Stearns. Peralta has resumed playing catch, but the team won't have a better idea of a timetable for his return until after the All-Star break. The 26-year-old right-hander is on the 60-day injured list and won't return to Milwaukee's rotation until late July, at the earliest. Before the injury, he had gone 3-2 with a 4.42 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, a 30.3% strikeout rate and a career-low 7.9% walk rate in 38 2/3 innings over eight starts. Peralta's 2.12 FIP and .327 batting average on balls in play point to positive regression in the second half of the season if he's fully healthy.
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell provided an updated on injured starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (shoulder) on Monday. He stated that Peralta will miss "significant" time, but that the team is optimistic he will return later this season. An MRI on Peralta's shoulder revealed a posterior shoulder strain. The injury likely won't lead to Peralta needing surgery. It will just require for him to be shut down for quite some time. This is of course unfortunate news for fantasy managers, but at least it sounds like there's a chance that Peralta will be able to return for the fantasy playoffs. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Peralta in an IL spot in all leagues.
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.