Diamondbacks Trading David Peralta X-ray

Rays and Diamondbacks have agreed to send a trade player David Peralta From Arizona to Tampa Bay, FanSided’s Robert Murray reports (Via Twitter). The rays send out the little league hunter Christian Cerda For D appearance in the deal, ESPN’s Jeff Bassan Tweets.

Peralta, who turns 35 next month, spent all nine seasons of his Major League career with linebacker D prior to this trade. The veteran left-hander has produced a solid .248/.316/.460 batting streak this season (110 wRC+), connecting on hams, 19 doubles and triples through 310 board appearances. He has a career high clip of 23.9% and a walking chart of roughly 8.7% on average which represents the hours a percentage point above his career mark.

Linebacker D signed Peralta to a three-year, $22 million deal in his final season before hitting free agency, and he’s playing the final season of that contract now in 2022. Peralta is a pure rental for the Rays, then, but he’d give them a racket on the field they are in. He was badly needed to join the squad after injuries to Kevin Kiermayer, Manuel Margo and Harold Ramirez.

Not only does Peralta provide this crucial boost on the court – it also provides the Rays with a noticeable boost against the right throw. Tampa Bay has dealt with right-handers in only an average clip in the league this season, but Peralta has had a .267/.325/.498 hitting streak against right-handers this year and a gritty takeout of .295/.351/.492 during the course of his career . However, it has long been ineffective against the left pitcher, hitting only .114/.261/.200 against the Southpaws this year (albeit in a small sample of 35 board appearances). As such, the Rays will definitely protect him from the left opposition as much as possible.

Although he wasn’t the champion he was when he hit 30 in 2018 or the defender he was when he won the Golden Glove in 2019, Peralta is still a solid bat with above-average defensive ratings in the corners. Arizona has used it primarily on the left field this season, although Rays might prefer it on the right, given Randy Arozarena is on the left. Peralta has a career mark of +7 defensive points saved in 1,435 rounds from the right field (and was a zero point defender there, on an above-average rate of overtakes). His work on the left field is much appreciated, but Peralta shouldn’t hurt the rays in any of the corner holes and also hit well enough to spend time in the DH against the right.

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