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Starling Peralta | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Diamondbacks returned RHP Starling Peralta to Cubs.
The Rule 5 pick impressed early on in D'Backs camp, but it became apparent over four Cactus League appearances that he wasn't ready, as he allowed seven runs and walked three over three frames. He'll likely enter the Cubs' High-A rotation. Fri, Mar 15, 2013 09:34:00 AM

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Rule 5 pick Starling Peralta has impressed early on during Diamondbacks' camp.

Peralta, 22, has some work to do with his command, but he has a live arm that intrigues the D'Backs. "I don’t think right-handed hitters would be very comfortable standing in there against him," general manager Kevin Towers said. Barring an injury, Peralta will have a hard time cracking Arizona's Opening Day roster, as the rotation and bullpen appear set. It's possible the D'Backs will try to work out a trade with the Cubs in order to keep him.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Diamondbacks selected RHP Starling Peralta from the Cubs with the 14th pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

Peralta had a 3.44 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 86/42 K/BB ratio in 99 1/3 frames this summer at Class A Peoria. The 22-year-old is doubtful to stick with the Diamondbacks.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 10:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Darwin Barney
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Mike Olt
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
3Ryan Kalish
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeff Samardzija
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Veras
2Pedro Strop
3James Russell
4Wesley Wright
5Hector Rondon
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Justin Grimm
8Blake Parker