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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||14.00||.263||72.00||62.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston||14||3||1|| .313|| .429|| .214|
|vs RHP||284||80||7|| .338|| .412|| .282|
|03/11/2014||Derek Holland, SP TEX||Jhonny Peralta, SS STL|
|03/10/2014||Joel Peralta, RP TB||Jhonny Peralta, SS STL|
|03/09/2014||Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Nick Markakis, RF BAL
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|Dan Haren, SP LAD|
CC Sabathia, SP NYY
Stephen Drew, SS BOS
|Last 10 Games|
|Jhonny Peralta smacks two home runs Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/3/14) Facing his former team Monday, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 2 for 2 with two solo home runs in his team's 8-5 loss to the Tigers.
Peralta went 0 for 2 in his spring debut Monday but got to Detroit starter Drew Smyly twice Monday. He hit .303/.358/.457 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI in 409 at-bats with the Tigers last season.
|Johnny Peralta looking to turn reputation around |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/13/14) Cardinals new shortstop Jhonny Peralta is eager to make a good impression and he took an important first step by showing up to camp three days earlier.
Peralta lost 50 games last season to a performance enhancing drug suspension while with the Tigers before returning to bat .333 in the postseason. The Cardinals were criticized by some for signing him as a four-year free agent contract for $53 million.
"I came here early to talk to everybody and let them know what kind of person I am," he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It's hard to come back from that situation but I tried to forget about and I loved forward."
Peralta batted a career-high .303 last season with 11 home runs and 55 RBI before the suspension.
|Jhonny Peralta ready to help Cardinals win |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/19/14) New Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he's ready for a fresh start after serving a 50-game suspension in 2013 with the Tigers for his ties to the Biogenesis investigation, according to Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat.
"I'm trying to put it in the past," Peralta said. "I'm trying to look forward and forget about it. ... I know I can play baseball naturally. I have to show people that I can do it and that I can help.
"I'm going to try to do the best I can do and try to help the Cardinals go to the World Series one more time and win. I've been watching the Cardinals for a long time, and this was one of the teams I wanted to be with. It's a great organization and there's a great opportunity to be a champion. I want to be a champion, too."
As for his spot in the batting order, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak hinted Peralta could be a candidate to bat second, despite hitting primarily sixth or seventh in his career.
"I think you could go either way with him," Mozeliak said of Peralta. "I definitely think (he will hit) in the top two-thirds (of the order). I think how things shake out will depend on ... how we want to balance that out."
|Jhonny Peralta to sign frontloaded contract |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(11/27/13) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the terms of Jhonny Peralta's new deal with the Cardinals have been disclosed. Peralta's four-year, $53 million deal starts with him earning $15.5 million in 2014 and then receiving successively lower amounts in subsequent seasons.
Peralta is set to earn $15 million in 2015, $12.5 million in 2016 and $10 million in 2017.
|Cardinals reach agreement on Jhonny Peralta deal |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(11/24/13) ESPN.com reports that free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta agreed to a four-year deal with the Cardinals worth approximately $52 million Sunday.
The two parties had been reportedly close to a deal earlier over the weekend. Though Peralta has also played third base and left field, he is expected to be the Cardinals' regular shortstop next season.
In 2013, Peralta hit a career-high .303 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI with the Tigers, though he was limited to 107 games, as he served a 50-game drug suspension.
|A 50-game suspension stemming from his connection to the Biogenesis investigation kept Jhonny Peralta off the field for almost the entirety of the season's final two months, but he made the most of the time he did play. Peralta's .303 batting average was his first over .300 in his career, and he was on a 40-doubles pace prior to his suspension. A 28 percent line drive rate helped Peralta to boost his batting average and power numbers, but it's unlikely he will repeat that mark in 2014. And while Peralta has not been blessed with hitter-friendly home venues over his career, the move from Comerica Park to Busch Stadium won't do much for his home run total. The Cardinals should provide Peralta with similar run producing opportunities to those he experienced as a Tiger. Even so, at his best, Peralta has been a marginal option in standard mixed leagues, and we may not see his best this season. He should be viewed as an option for deeper mixed and NL-only leagues.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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