Detroit Tigers should take a flier on Wily Peralta
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Milwaukee is the only Major League team he’s pitched for. The starter previously broke into the Majors with the franchise in 2012.
Peralta’s best year came in 2014 when he turned in a 1.8 WAR, a 3.73 SIERA, a 3.64 xFIP and a 3.53 ERA in 198.2 frames.
He also struck out 6.98 batters per nine frames to go along with a 1.30 WHIP and a career-low 7.3 walk percentage.
Since then, Peralta has pitched to a 4.88 FIP and a 1.590 WHIP in 293.2 innings.
That being said, the 28-year-old is a prime bounce-back candidate.
He’s been the candidate of some unlucky BABIP numbers over the past few years, with a .336 number and a .362 stat in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
What’s more, Peralta is still missing bats.
His swinging strike percentage this past season (8.7) and in 2016 (8.5) are right in line with his 2014 stat (8.5).
Additionally, the hurler’s velocity hasn’t dropped off much since entering the Majors.
Peralta averaged 96.5 miles per hour on his fastball last season, per FanGraphs. Of course that could partly be attributed to more work in shorter stints out of the bullpen.
Still, it’s encouraging that Peralta’s fastball velocity hasn’t really dipped significantly since he entered the Majors.