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|Games Played By Position|
|12/26/2014||Jose Peraza, 2B ATL||Raul Mondesi, SS KC|
|12/26/2014||Adam Eaton, CF CHW|
Andrelton Simmons, SS ATL
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Jose Peraza, 2B ATL
Kyle Schwarber, C CHC
|12/24/2014||Jose Fernandez, SP MIA|
Jose Peraza, 2B ATL
Chris Coghlan, LF CHC
|Mark Melancon, RP PIT|
|Last 10 Games|
Braves' Jose Peraza beginning to see action in center field
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/31/15) Braves second-base prospect Jose Peraza saw his first game action in center field with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday as the team looks to find his best opportunity to contribute in the majors, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
"I talked to (Gwinnett manager Brian Snitker) today about it," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the Peraza situation Saturday. "He goes, 'I’m not going to say you could run him out there tomorrow (in center) in a big league game, but he’s got the ability to do it.' I don’t think it’s something that we’re going to see him next week or anything like that. I think it’s just, let him play center and maybe a couple of months down the road, or maybe it’s next year, there’s a possibility there. It makes sense."
Peraza was initially a shortstop prospect but moved to second base due to the presence of Andrelton Simmons at the top of the organizational depth chart. The Braves are now looking into transitioning him again with Jace Peterson playing well at second base in his first season with the team.
"We sat down and talked about it, because we like Peterson," Gonzalez said. "And why create a logjam there when we can have Peraza play the outfield and use his talents, his abilities."
Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin could be shifted to left field if the team decides at some point to promote Peraza to play center. The prospect has hit .293/.333/.379 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 174 at-bats with Gwinnett.
Braves prospect Jose Peraza makes first appearance in outfield
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/28/15) Braves infield prospect Jose Peraza played in the outfield for the first time in his career during Wednesday's game for Triple-A Gwinnett. He started in center field.
Peraza is considered a top-100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 38) and Baseball America (No. 54). He has primarily played at shortstop and second base in his minor-league career.
He is batting .296 with two doubles, two home runs, three triples, 16 RBI, 19 runs and 14 stolen bases in 40 games for Gwinnett this season. He has a career .305/.350/.390/.739 slash line.
Braves prospect Jose Peraza exits Triple-A game for precaution
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/15/15) Braves prospect Jose Peraza was lifted for a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Thursday's Triple-A game against Syracuse. But Peraza is not being promoted from Gwinnett. He was removed for precautionary reasons due to a minor leg ailment, according to MLB.com.
The team did not give any details regarding the injury, only saying that the 20-year-old infielder would likely only miss a game or two.
Peraza is rated the 38th best prospect in the game by MLB.com and he's currently hitting .361 and has 14 stolen bases in 15 tries.
Braves not motivated to trade infield prospect Jose Peraza
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) Although the Yankees have checked in on Braves infield prospect Jose Peraza, there seems to be no impetus for Atlanta to trade him at the moment, especially since scouts at second base, third base or even center field, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Peraza owns a career .350 OBP in the minors and has racked up at least 60 steals in each of the last two seasons. He is hitting .214/.267/.250 in 28 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett as of Thursday.
Braves have 'no interest whatsoever' in trading Jose Peraza
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) The Yankees sent someone to scout Braves infield prospect Jose Peraza, but the Braves have "no interest whatsoever" in dealing the prospect, MLB.com reports.
"We have no interest whatsoever in trading Jose Peraza," assistant general manager John Coppolella said. "Teams scout top prospects all the time, as we do other team's top prospects. It was just a case where one of their scouts was sent to watch one of our guys."
Peraza has the potential to eventually serve as the Braves' leadoff hitter, as he's posted a career .350 OBP in the minors and has racked up at least 60 steals in each of the last two seasons. He has hit just .214/.267/.250 in 28 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett.
|2014 summary: Though a good contact hitter and base stealer from the time he began his minor-league career at age 17, Jose Peraza took it to another level last year, batting .339 with 60 stolen bases. And he kept it up even after graduating to Double-A, often a reality check for surging prospects, batting .335 with 25 steals there over the final two-fifths of the season.|
Playing time status: With the performance, Peraza emerged as arguably the Braves' top prospect and certainly their second baseman of the future, and they traded Tommy La Stella to make sure they'd have a spot for him as soon as he proves ready. Spring training seems like a long shot for the 20-year-old, but you shouldn't rule out a midseason debut.
2015 outlook: Peraza has his flaws -- he's never seen a pitch he didn't like and is mostly a singles hitter at this stage of his career -- but the hype on him is justified given what he does right. In mixed leagues, his debut is still too far down the road for you to bother with him, but at least in Rotisserie formats, he should factor whenever he does get the call.
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