David Peralta, Outfield, Arizona Diamondbacks, #6
Date of Birth: 8/14/1987
Birthplace: Carabobo, Venezuela
David Peralta, outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was first signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in September, 2004. He played in the Cardinals' minor league system from 2006 through 2007. They released him in May, 2009. He returned to the minor leagues as an independent player in 2011 and he continued in that position until he was signed by the Diamondbacks in July, 2013.
In 2013, Peralta continued to play in the minor leagues for the Diamondbacks. In 347 games in his minor league career, he had impressive statistics, with 454 hits, 106 doubles, 277 RBIs, and a .347 batting average.
Peralta joined the Diamondbacks for 88 games in 2014. He finished the season with 94 hits, 60 strikeouts to 16 walks, and a .286 batting average.
In 2015, his first full season in the major leagues, Peralta batted .312 with 144 hits, 26 doubles, 17 home runs, and 78 RBIs in 149 games. As a left fielder, he made 211 putouts and 2 errors in 124 games and he had a .991 fielding percentage.
Peralta had season ending wrist surgery on August 11, 2016. He played in just 48 games with the Diamondbacks in 2016.
Career batting statistics for Peralta through 2016 include:
- 285 games played
- 281 hits
- 47 doubles
- 129 RBIs
- 209 strikeouts to 68 walks
- .292 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Peralta as a left fielder through 2016 include:
- 160 games played
- 247 putouts
- 5 errors
- .980 fielding percentage