As the 2018 season neared, José Peraza ’s average draft position (ADP) skyrocketed, as he became a popular source of stolen bases at a reasonable price. While he didn’t surpass his 2017 numbers in that department, he turned out to a solid return on investment, as he posted a .288/,326/.416 slash line with 14 home runs, 85 runs scored, 58 RBI and 23 stolen bases across 157 games. He made solid strides at the plate and some trends later in the season spark some optimism that last season’s power could potentially be here to stay in 2019 and beyond. However, given that he only had 11 minor league career home runs and eight home runs with the Reds in the 215 games before the 2018 season, that power jump sticks out like a sore, yet delightful, thumb.

His 2018 season at the surface level showed that he offers a reliable floor in stolen bases, as he’s stolen at least 20 bases in three straight seasons, including 21 bags in just 72 games back in 2016. His success rate last year was the...