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Jhonny Peralta | Shortstop

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jhonny Peralta is just getting the day off Thursday.
Peralta was originally in the lineup, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has wanted to give him a rest for a while and finally decided to do it after the two had a conversation. Pete Kozma is filling in Thursday. Jun 25 - 5:36 PM

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Jhonny Peralta was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Marlins.

No word on the reason for the change. Pete Kozma will fill in at shortstop.
Jun 25 - 4:53 PM

Jhonny Peralta clubbed his 11th home run of the season, but it was a drop in the ocean as the Cardinals lost 9-2 to the Phillies on Sunday.

Peralta, who finished 1-for-4, got the Cardinals on the board in the fourth inning with a solo home run to the opposite field off of Adam Morgan. He's now the leader in home runs at his position, breaking a tie with Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores. Peralta has also knocked in 40 runs while hitting a terrific .311/.368/.506.
Jun 21 - 4:48 PM

Jhonny Peralta knocked in three runs in Friday's blowout win over the Phillies.

Peralta went 1-for-3 with a walk on the night, with a two-run double in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. The 30-year-old is having another excellent season for St. Louis, batting .306/.366/.496 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 66 games. He's right there with Hanley Ramirez for the top fantasy shortstop option.
Jun 19 - 11:20 PM

Jhonny Peralta hit his 10th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Peralta finished 1-for-4 on the evening, drilling a solo home run in the sixth inning to increase the Cardinals' lead to 2-0. The shortstop has been remarkably productive, batting .315/.374/.525 with 35 RBI along with the 10 homers.
Jun 10 - 12:55 AM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Cardinals topped the Dodgers 4-2 on Sunday night.

Peralta got the Cardinals offense on the board in the sixth inning with a solo shot off Dodgers starter Zack Greinke. He added a go-ahead RBI single as part of a three-run uprising in the eighth inning that led the Cardinals to victory. Peralta is enjoying a terrific season in the middle of the Cardinals lineup, slashing .321/.381/.524 with nine homers and 34 RBI.
Jun 7 - 11:35 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a walk, and a run scored in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

Peralta's seventh-inning double off Juan Nicasio provided some insurance for the Cardinals' bullpen. The 33-year-old has four multi-hit games in his last five and is batting .311 with seven home runs and 26 RBI across 47 games. Production at the shortstop position has been hard to come by this season, but Peralta is right there among the best.
May 29 - 11:42 PM

Jhonny Peralta singled and ripped a walk-off, solo home run in Monday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

The Cardinals' bullpen coughed up a lead in the eighth inning and they had to pitch out of bases-loaded jam in the top of the 10th. However, Peralta made the wait worth it with a leadoff shot against J.C. Ramirez that just snuck over the left-field wall. The shortstop is putting together an All-Star caliber campaign with a .304/.367/.500 batting line and seven home runs.
May 25 - 7:55 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

Peralta was all set to DH, but Matt Holliday is taking that spot after testing his bruised left elbow in pregame warmups. Pete Kozma is at shortstop for the Cardinals in their series finale against the Indians.
May 14 - 11:37 AM

Jhonny Peralta hit a solo home run in a losing effort against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Peralta went 1-for-5 on the evening, securing his only hit when he drilled a home run to left-center in the fourth inning against Jon Lester, pulling the Cardinals to within 3-2 at the time. It's only the third home run of the season for Peralta, but he's still done a good job at the plate, batting .298/.348/.452 with 13 RBI.
May 6 - 11:17 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Phillies.

Pete Kozma will start at shortstop and bat eighth against Phillies right-hander David Buchanan. This is just a day of maintenance for Peralta, who had started each of the Cardinals' first 20 games. He's batting .316/.349/.468 with two home runs and 11 RBI.
Apr 30 - 11:11 AM

Jhonny Peralta hit a solo home run and went 3-for-4 in Friday's game against the Brewers.

Peralta launched the solo home run off of Matt Garza in the sixth inning. The big game jumped his batting line up to .317/.344/.500. All was not roses for the shortstop, as he did commit an error in the field. Such things do not lead to runs when you're playing the Brewers, though, and the Cardinals still came away with a 3-0 win.
Apr 25 - 2:35 AM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Peralta singled in the second, walked in the third and got a gift two-RBI double in the seventh when Ryan Braun misplayed a ball in right field. It comes one day after the shortstop had a single and a game-tying, two-run homer. Peralta is batting .360/.407/.600 so far for the Redbirds.
Apr 13 - 7:34 PM

Jhonny Peralta is hitting cleanup for the Cardinals in Sunday's Opening Night contest against the Cubs.

The rest of the lineup shakes out like this: Matt Carpenter, Jason Heyward, Matt Holliday, Peralta, Matt Adams, Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong and Jon Jay with Adam Wainwright toeing the slab.
Apr 5 - 5:01 PM

Jhonny Peralta finished 3-for-3 with a homer and a steal Tuesday versus the Marlins.

Peralta was 1-for-14 before breaking out today. He's not one of our preferred shortstop picks this year, in part because it seems likely that he'll hit seventh for the Cardinals. He should be solid, but he's probably not bettering last year's numbers.
Mar 17 - 5:32 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Tim Cooney
7Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Seth Maness
5Matt Belisle
6Randy Choate
7Carlos Villanueva
8Miguel Socolovich
9Marcus Hatley