Jhonny Peralta SS STL 1 day 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 2 weeks 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.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 weeks ago

Peralta was a late scratch from the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

He was originally slotted in to DH with Pete Kozma playing shortstop but Matt Holliday was a last-minute add as the team's DH Thursday. Make sure Peralta is out of your daily lineups, and he should be expected back in the mix this weekend.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 weeks ago

Peralta continued his hot streak Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the 7-5 loss to the Pirates,

Peralta raised his average above the .300 mark with another solid performance and looks like he's really found his role in the middle of that potent Cardinals' lineup. Peralta is one of few shortstops in the league whose a good bet to hit 20 homers by the end of the season.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 weeks ago

Peralta went 1-for-5 Wednesday against the Cubs, delivering a fourth inning solo home run off Jon Lester.

Peralta scored twice in the game but has cooled off after hitting .316/.356/.468 in April. It's far from a slump, though, as he's gotten a hit five of the six games he's played so far in May so look for a big game or two to come soon.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 4 weeks ago

Peralta is out of the lineup Thursday.

With rookie Tim Cooney making his first big league start, the Cardinals will opt to give him the best infield defense possible with Pete Kozma manning shortstop. Peralta is off to a great start at the plate, slashing .316/.349/.468 and typically hitting in the middle of the Cardinals' lineup.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 1 month ago

Peralta moved into the third spot in the lineup on Sunday and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two walks.

The shortstop moved up in the order with Matt Holiday taking the day off, and the pair of hits raised his average to an impressive .343 on the season. Peralta probably won't stick in the three-hole despite his torrid start, but he will continue to hit in the heart of the Cardinals order and should remain a good source of power and RBI totals.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 1 month ago

Peralta went 3-for-4 Friday while belting a solo home run in the win over Milwaukee.

Peralta has been off to a solid start for the Cardinals hitting .317/.344/.500. He's now hit in four straight games including an extra-base hit in each of his last two.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 1 month ago

Peralta hit his first home run of the season Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in the win over Cincinnati.

Peralta is hitting well to start the season as he'll look to keep things going after a very good 2014 in which he played 157 games. The shortstop offers solid power at a position where it's hard to come by and should be a fixture in the St. Louis lineup day in and day out if he remains healthy.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 months ago

Peralta went 0-for-1 with two strikeouts Sunday in the opener against the Cubs.

The Cardinals face Jake Arrieta on Wednesday, and Peralta has a .313/.353/.438 slash line in 17 plate appearances against the Cubs' hurler, so he may be a decent play in daily leagues.