2023 Player Outlook
After a career-high 144.1 IP and 27 starts in 2021, Peralta endured multiple trips to the injured list in 2022 for lat and shoulder ailments. These two separate trips to the IL limited him to just 78 innings pitched on the year, and his inability to establish a rhythm affected his overall numbers. For the year as a whole, his fastball velocity was a bit down, and while it’s a very small sample size, when he returned from his shoulder inflammation in late September, his fastball velocity was up, and his strikeout rate was north of 32 percent. When healthy, Peralta is an above-average strikeout arm, but issues with efficiency typically means he doesn’t work all that deep into games. However, on a per-inning basis, he has shown flashes of being borderline-elite, but durability is a major concern. Fortunately, his annual injured list trip or two seem to be baked into his price, making the juice a bit more worth the squeeze.