Jhonny Peralta SS STL 13 hours 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 2 days 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 7 months ago

Peralta was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup.

Peralta was in the original starting lineup, but was scratched after the Cardinals clinched the NL Central division following Pittsburgh's loss to the Reds. Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday and Jon Jay will take a seat as well.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 7 months ago

Peralta went 3-for-5 with three RBI against the Diamondbacks on Friday night, as he singled in the game-winning run in the 10th inning.

While Peralta (.262/.337/.443) remains inconsistent as a hitter from season-to-season, he always manages to stay consistent with his runs and RBI production. Peralta now has 74 RBI on the year and will again be a reliable mid-to-late round fantasy draft choice in 2015.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 7 months ago

Peralta launched home run number 21 in leading the Cardinals over the Rockies on Sunday.

The home run was his only hit in four at-bats as it broke a 1-1 tie and put the Cardinals ahead for good in the third inning. Peralta has played plus defense and has been a leader on offense as well, slashing .264/.340/.456 on the season.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 8 months ago

Peralta is out of the lineup Wednesday, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Pete Kozma will get a rare start at shortstop to give Peralta well-deserved day off. A shortstop who has 20 home runs, 66 RBI and a .266/.342/.456 slash line is a pretty rare commodity in fantasy. What makes Peralta's season even more valuable is he was dirt cheap on draft day. The primary reason for this is that, while we've seen 20 homer seasons from him before, he had only hit 24 total big flies in his previous two seasons (257 games) combined.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 8 months ago

Peralta went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in the ninth inning of the Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Brewers.

He's now hit in three straight games. He also has two homers in that span. After a hot August that saw him hit .333, Peralta is batting just .136 in September.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 8 months ago

Peralta went 1-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI as he hit his 19th homer of the year on Friday against the Brewers.

The Cardinals shortstop also drove in his 63rd RBI of the year, while continuing to show his value as a good power source at an infield position. Peralta (.264/.341/.453) gives fantasy owners consistent production year-to-year.