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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
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa