Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 days ago

Peralta is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 months ago

Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

The All-Star Peralta once again proved why he's one of the top hitting shortstops in 2015. With three hits on Sunday, he raised his average back up to a team-high .298. He also leads the team in home runs with 13 and RBI with 46. If he can continue this pace after the All-Star break, he could set career highs in every major statistical category.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 months ago

Peralta is in Friday's lineup against the Cubs.

He was scratched for an undisclosed reason Thursday, but it may not have been a medical issue, as he is right back int he mix Friday. Peralta will hit third against righty Jake Arrieta.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 months ago

Peralta was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Marlins, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The reason for Peralta's absence is a bit unclear at this point, and the team hasn't released an updated lineup, but Pete Kozma will replace him at shortstop. The Cardinals should give an update on his status at some point, which should provide more clarity on his status moving forward.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 months ago

Peralta made his one hit count Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the loss to Philadelphia.

Peralta took Phillies starter Adam Morgan deep in the fourth inning but it was far from enough offense as the Cardinals fell 9-2. Peralta is hitting a sparkling .311/.368/.506 in a year where shortstop production is hard to find for fantasy owners. Both his wOBA and wRC+ lead all of baseball among shortstops.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 months ago

Peralta smacked his team leading ninth home run and doubled in Sunday's win over the Dodgers, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Peralta has been as sharp with the glove this year but offensively he's been even better. Even with his defense slipping some he's on pace to top his 5.3 WAR from a season ago. Peralta continues to be one of the best bargains in baseball for general manager John Mozeliak.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 months ago

Peralta provided the Cardinals all the offense they would need in the 3-1 win over Los Angeles Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and knocking in the third run on an eighth inning single.

In almost a season and a half as the Cardinals shortstop Peralta is shaping up to be quite a bargain and terrific signing by general manager John Mozeliak. For the season Peralta is hitting .310/.373/.519 with eight home runs, 25 runs scored and 30 RBI while providing excellent defense.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 months ago

Peralta went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in a 3-0 win against the Dodgers on Friday.

Peralta was placed in the three-hole Friday with Matt Holliday sitting, and he responded, accounting for two of the Cardinals' three runs. Peralta has had a fantastic season and is vying for an All-Star bid with his .311 average and 26 RBI at the shallow shortstop position.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 months ago

Peralta went 2-for-4 with a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning of Monday's 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

The homer was Peralta's seventh of the season, tying him with Wilmer Flores for the league lead among shortstops. Peralta also ranks third at his position in batting average (.304) and RBI (23), achievements that bolster his claim to the title of most valuable fantasy shortstop through the season's first two months.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 4 months ago

Peralta went 1-for-3 with two walks and a two-run homer in the 10-4 loss to Detroit on Friday.

Peralta showed up in a big way against his former squad with a two-run homer in the seventh inning to bring the Cardinals back in the game. Detroit responded by scoring five runs the last two innings, but it was still a fine effort from Peralta who has secured a nice role as the clean-up hitter in the potent St. Louis lineup.