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Jhonny Peralta | Shortstop

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jhonny Peralta singled and launched a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Giants left fielder Tyler Colvin lost Peralta's first-inning drive in the sun, but it didn't end up mattering because it wound up in the seats. While he's hitting just .241, Peralta has made his base knocks count, leading the Cardinals both in homers (12) and doubles (23). Jul 3 - 7:13 PM

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Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Sunday.

Peralta came up with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and delivered a two-run single, giving him 30 RBI on the year. Aside from hitting for power -- the 32-year-old has 10 home runs and 19 doubles on the year -- Peralta has struggled offensively through much of the first half. The shortstop is hitting .240/.317/.427 through 74 games.
Jun 22 - 8:14 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran shortstop. Daniel Descalso is filling in for Peralta at shortstop Wednesday.
Jun 18 - 11:25 AM

Jhonny Peralta doubled and socked a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Peralta hit a long bomb to left field in the third and nearly had his second longball in as many at-bats when he doubled off the wall in the fifth. It's been a streaky season for the shortstop, but his 10 home runs give him four more than any other Cardinals player.
Jun 8 - 4:26 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 0-for-3 at the plate in Monday's loss to the Royals.

He also committed his sixth error of the season (though the error probably should have been charged to Allen Craig). It's been a season of streaks for Peralta, as he hit .151/.244/.356 in his first 21 games and .344/.422/.600 in his next 24 before falling into his current 4-for-38 funk. It's all added up to a .229 average, but the good news is that it's come along with nine homers.
Jun 2 - 11:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Peralta came through with an RBI double in the fourth inning, and he hit a solo homer off Bronson Arroyo in the sixth to cap the scoring in the game. It's been a strange year for the 31-year-old, as he's now got nine home runs and just 20 RBI in 43 games. He's well on his way to his best power output since 2011.
May 20 - 10:49 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-5 and scored the game-winning run as the Cardinals pulled out a 4-3 win in 12 innings over the Cubs on Tuesday.

Peralta led off the bottom of the 12th inning with his third single of the game, eventually ending up at third base with the bases loaded and one out. Cubs reliever Justin Grimm proceeded to hit pinch-hitter Greg Garcia with a pitch, bringing Peralta home and giving the Cardinals a walk-off victory. Earlier in the game, Peralta delivered his 17th RBI, and his three-hit night raised his season line to .250/.340/.479.
May 14 - 1:27 AM

Jhonny Peralta blasted his eighth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday.

The veteran shortstop has certainly brought his power stroke with him to St. Louis, where he's hitting .240/.317/.496 with eight homers and 16 RBI in the early going.
May 9 - 10:35 PM

Jhonny Peralta had an RBI double and also belted a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Peralta's longball in the eighth inning cut the Cubs' lead to one before the Cards eventually fell. It's been an interesting first month of the season for the shortstop, as he's batting only .208 but has provided plenty of pop with seven homers and 15 RBI.
May 2 - 5:44 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-2 with two home runs and four RBI in the Cardinals' 7-0 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Peralta has been feast or famine for much of the season, as he's now got six home runs while batting just .195. The shortstop hit one into the upper deck in left field in the sixth inning before pulling a three-run shot into the Pirates' bullpen in the seventh. Both homers came off Pirates starter Edinson Volquez.
Apr 27 - 6:42 PM

Johnny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a double Friday against the Pirates.

Peralta's fourth-inning double snapped an 0-for-22 hitless streak. After signing a four-year, $53 million deal with St. Louis during the offseason, the veteran shortstop is hitting just .169/.256/.377 through 22 games. On the bright side, he has at least hit for home runs.
Apr 26 - 12:33 AM

Jhonny Peralta went hitless in a sixth straight game on Wednesday, dropping his average to .151.

It was especially costly tonight, as Peralta came to the plate with six men on base in all. He's gone eight straight games without driving in a run. It's probably just a short-term thing, but it's getting ugly.
Apr 23 - 11:50 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Peralta came through with a second inning double that eventually led to the Cardinals' first run, and he added some insurance with a two-run bomb off Jim Henderson in the ninth. It's been a slow start to the season for the veteran, but he's now turned in three straight multi-hit games, including two in a row with home runs. The shortstop has four homers and eight RBI on the year.
Apr 15 - 11:05 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

The 31-year-old is scuffling at the dish in the early part of the season, slashing .063/.189/.250 with two homers and four RBI in his first 32 at-bats. Daniel Descalso will start in his place and hit eighth for the Cardinals against Carlos Villanueva and the Cubs.
Apr 12 - 11:34 AM

Jhonny Peralta went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

Peralta is now 1-for-14 with three strikeouts to begin his tenure with the Cardinals, with his lone hit being a home run. The 31-year-old has been batting seventh against right-handers so far, but he'll likely move up to No. 2 in the order on Saturday with left-hander Francisco Liriano on the hill for Pittsburgh.
Apr 4 - 11:45 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3George Kottaras
4Audry Perez
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Allen Craig
2Oscar Taveras
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4Shelby Miller
5Joe Kelly
6Carlos Martinez
7Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Seth Maness
8Nick Greenwood