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27 Jhonny Peralta SS
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 5/28/1982 | Birthplace: Santiago, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: No College | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $6,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/90 | Average Draft Position: 190.12
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Jhonny Peralta hits walk-off homer for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit a walk-off home run to lead off the tenth inning in Monday's win over Arizona.

Peralta went 2 for 4 with a walk. The homer was his seventh of the year and drove in his 23rd run. 

"This is the best feeling that you can feel," Peralta said, per MLB.COM. "Home run to win the game? The best."

It was just the second extra-inning home run of Peralta's career and first since 2006, 95 extra-inning at bats earlier. 


Cardinals' Matt Holliday (left arm contusion) out against Royals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will not play in Sunday's game against the Royals. 

Heading out to left field in his spot will be Mark Reynolds, who was the designated hitter on Saturday. Jhonny Peralta will be St. Louis' DH and Pete Kozma will play shortstop. 

In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward is out due to left hip tightness. 

Peralta will hit third, Reynolds will his hit seventh and Kozma will bat ninth. 


Jhonny Peralta, Peter Bourjos get two hits for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta and center fielder Peter Bourjos each had two hits in Tuesday's win over the Mets. 

Peralta went 2 for 4, scored once and drove in his 20th run of the year.

Bourjos went 2 for 5, scored twice and drove in his sixth run. 


Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta goes yard on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta launched his sixth home run of the season in Saturday's 10-inning loss to the Tigers. Peralta's sixth-inning solo shot off of David Price tied the game at three. It was his only hit of the day, but he did walk twice before being lifted for a pinch runner in the eighth inning.

Peralta is 11 for 38 over his last 10 games with four home runs and seven RBI as he continues to provide solid pop in the Cardinals' lineup.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta hits home run in Friday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit his fifth home run of the season during Friday's 10-4 loss to Tigers.

The home run was his only hit in three at-bats during the game. Peralta also walked and struck out twice during the contest. Peralta is 4 for 11 with three RBI over his last three games. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games.


Cardinals make late lineup change as Matt Holliday to DH


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Matt Holliday will play Thursday after all. 

Originally scratched from the lineup after getting hit by a pitch on his elbow Wednesday, Holliday will be the Cardinals' designated hitter on Thursday against the Indians, according to the Associated Press. 

Holliday was hit by a pitch from Corey Kluber. He tried to stay in the game but left an inning later. 

Jhonny Peralta was originally scheduled to DH for the Cardinals. 


Matt Holliday, Jon Jay not in Cardinals' lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) As expected, the Cardinals do not have Matt Holliday or Jon Jay in their lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians. 

Holliday was plunked in the elbow yesterday, though x-rays came back negative. Jay, who has left wrist tendinitis, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. 

The Cardinals have shifted their lineup around on the diamond as a result of Holliday's absence. Mark Reynolds will play left field, Jhonny Peralta will be the designated hitter and Pete Kozma will step in at shortstop. 


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta hits third home run of season Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta connected off pitcher Jon Lester for his third home run of the season during Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs.

The home run was a solo shot for Peralta, who finished 1 for 5 in the game. He is now hitting .298 on the season and is on a four-game hitting streak.


Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta gets his first day off Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta received his first day off this season Thursday against the Phillies. Pete Kozma replaced Peralta, who started the first 20 games, in the lineup.

Peralta has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. He is batting .333 (12 for 36) with one home run, two doubles and four RBI in that span.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta has hit safely in all eight games in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit safely for the eighth straight game Thursday against the Brewers. In fact, Peralta's hitting streak extends back to last season, as he has now hit safely in 11 straight games.

Peralta went 2 for 4 -- both singles -- to increase his batting average to .364 (12 for 33). He has one home run, three doubles, four runs and six RBI in eight games.


Jhonny Peralta drives in two in Cardinals' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Brewers. 

Peralta went two for four on the day with a two-run double. He also walked once.

Peralta now has three doubles and six RBI on the year and is hitting .360. 


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta hitting .406 against Matt Garza


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has posted a .406 batting average with one home run and four RBI in 32 career at-bats against Monday starter Matt Garza.

Peralta has jumped out to a hot start this season, picking up hits in each of his first five games and slugging his first home run of the season Sunday. He has hit .333/.364/.571 in 21 at-bats over the first week of play.

The Cardinals are heavy favorites (-180) for Monday's home opener against the Brewers, per VegasInsider.com.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta batting cleanup vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is batting cleanup for Sunday's season opener against the Cubs.

Peralta took just 74 of his 560 at-bats from the fourth spot in the lineup last season but will fill the role in the team's regular-season debut.

The full Cardinals lineup: 3B Matt Carpenter, RF Jason Heyward, LF Matt Holliday, SS Peralta, 1B Matt Adams, C Yadier Molina, 2B Kolten Wong, CF Jon Jay, SP Adam Wainwright.


Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta hoping to recreate 2014 season in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta wants to be able to do a lot of the things he succeeded doing in 2014. 

"I think what I did last year was pretty good for my first year in the National League," Peralta said. "I felt good about the home runs I hit. I know the average wasn't at .300, but I finished better than I started."

Peralta hit .263 with 21 home runs and 75 RBI in 560 plate appearances. His manager, Mike Matheny, wants to see a similar guy in 2015.

"He's been very consistent with getting himself ready and what he needs to do and who he needs to be. He came in here last year with a very workmanlike approach and went about it to build up for opening day," Matheny said.


Jhonny Peralta drives in winning run in three-hit game Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI in his team's 7-6, 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks Friday.

Peralta drove in two runs with a sixth-inning double that gave his team a lead. After the Diamondbacks evened the score in the eighth inning, the shortstop delivered an RBI single in the 10th inning to put his team up for good. Peralta has hit .262/.337/.443 with 21 home runs and 74 RBI in 557 at-bats.


Jhonny Peralta absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has been given the night off for the Wednesday game in Cincinnati. Pete Kozma will man the position instead.

Peralta is 7 for 34 in his last nine games, but has two home runs and four RBI in his last five games.


Jhonny Peralta swats 18th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 1 for 5 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-5, 12-inning win over the Phillies Saturday.

Peralta kicked off the scoring Saturday with his second-inning blast, which was his fourth home run of the month. He owns a .905 OPS in August after swinging a hot bat over the last few weeks. Peralta has hit .263/.337/.456 with 18 home runs and 59 RBI in 445 at-bats.


Jhonny Peralta slugs 17th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Reds Tuesday.

Peralta homered in the bottom of the sixth inning with his team down 4-1, scoring the first of four unanswered runs that ended with a walkoff hit batter. The shortstop has been on fire in August, going 23 for 67 at the plate while swatting three home runs. He owns a .266/.340/.458 line with 17 home runs and 56 RBI in 432 at-bats.


Jhonny Peralta goes yard Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went deep Thursday against the Padres.

Peralta wasted no time making an imact. In his first at-bat of the night, Peralta belted a two-run shot out to left center. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Jhonny Peralta still not slugging homers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) The power outage that has plagued Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta since May has continued in August, but he has picked it up at the plate.

The 32-year-old Peralta is batting .350 since Aug. 2 with 14 runs scored in 11 games. He owns a stat line of .260/.336/.441. But he has just five home runs since May 20.


Jhonny Peralta coming on strong for St. Louis


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) A current .256 batting average owned by Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta might not seem too impressive, but it is when considering it's at its highest point in more than two months.

Peralta has been steadily improving all his numbers. He has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, during which time his average has soared 17 points. He has three home runs since July 3. His overall production has been decent. Peralta owns a stat line of .256/.331/.453 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in 344 at-bats.


Jhonny Peralta helps lead comeback with homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014)  Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta put together a big performance Friday, as he helped lead the way in a 7-6 win over the Brewers.

Peralta went 3 for 4 in a comeback win, and his two-run home run in the sixth inning helped get the rally going. He finished the game with the one run scored and two driven in.

Peralta has three home runs in 10 games during the month of July, and is now hitting .248/.324/.453 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 322 at-bats. 


Jhonny Peralta knocks 13th home run Saturday vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 6-5 loss to the Marlins Saturday.

Peralta delivered the second of back-to-back home run in a four-run fourth inning to give his team a 5-1 lead, but the Cardinals let the game slip away in the ninth inning, when the Marlins scored two runs to snatch the win. The shortstop has hit .241/.320/.446 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 303 at-bats.


Slumping Jhonny Peralta goes deep vs. Giants


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta posted his first multi-hit game in 10 games Thursday, in a 7-2 win over the Giants.

Peralta went 2 for 5 in the game, and snapped his seven-game homerless streak along the way. He opened the game with a two-run home run in the first inning giving the Cardinals a lead they would not relinquish.

Peralta is hitting .241 in 294 at-bats, with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 84 games. 


Jhonny Peralta benched against Zach Greinke


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is set to sit Saturday against tough Dodgers right-hander Zach Greinke, against whom he has 11 hits in 47 lifetime at-bats.

Peralta owns an eight-game hitting streak, but has managed just one hit in seven of them. He does have nine RBI in his last seven games, however.