Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.267
Name  Jhonny Peralta
Born  5/28/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  27
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/14/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is a career .440 hitter (11-for-25) against Milwaukee hurler Matt Garza.
Insight: Peralta hasn't found his swing yet this season, batting just .111 through his first 11 games.
 
4/12/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Peralta's home run totals have been all over the place in his career. He hit 21-24 in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011 but 11-15 in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. So far this season he's hit two homers, but they are his only hits this season (batting .063). Daniel Descalso will get the start.
 
4/5/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta launched his second homer in three games Saturday at Pittsburgh. His only two hits this season left the yard.
Insight: Peralta's home run totals have been all over the place in his career. He hit 21-24 in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011 but 11-15 in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. His batting average has been similarly unpredictable the last three years (.299 in 2011, .239 in 2012, .303 in 2013).
 
11/24/2013 2:21:00 PM
Description: Jhonny Peralta's four-year, $53 million deal with the Cardinals will become official as soon as he passes his physical. SOURCE: Bob Nightengale, USA Today
Insight: Peralta missed roughly a third of the season while serving a PED suspension last summer but when he was out there, he was very productive (.303, 11 HR, 55 RBI). The deal also represents a sizable raise for Peralta, who earned $6 million in 2013.
 
11/23/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta is close to signing a multi-year deal with St. Louis. SOURCE: Jerry Crasnick, ESPN
Insight: The shortstop duo of Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma struggled mightily in the World Series (combined 1-for-20) so Peralta represents an obvious upgrade. We'll have contract details when the deal becomes official.
 
10/21/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: Impending free agent Jhonny Peralta is hoping to return to the Tigers in 2014. SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
Insight: Though it probably wouldn't be as a shortstop. Peralta's 50-game PED suspension this past summer allowed Jose Iglesias to settle in as one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball. Peralta did play a little bit of left field during the playoffs but the Tigers may opt to promote from within rather than overpaying for Peralta in free agency. The 31-year-old hit .303 in 409 regular season at bats.
 
Hot10/14/2013 5:48:00 PM
Description: Jhonny Peralta will get the nod at shortstop Tuesday in Game 3. SOURCE: Tim Britton, Providence Journal
Insight: He's been splitting time between shortstop and left field. Jose Iglesias is the far superior defensive shortstop but the Tigers need Peralta's bat in the lineup.
 
10/12/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Tigers will start Jhonny Peralta in left field for Game 1 of the ALCS Saturday against Boston.
Insight: Peralta did not start the first two games of the ALDS but ended up going 5-for-12 with a homer and five RBI in the series. Jose Iglesias is the starting shortstop Saturday.
 
10/6/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he plans to play Jhonny Peralta in Game 3 against the Athletics.
Insight: Peralta has sat out the first two games. He'll likely start in left field Monday.
 
10/3/2013 5:21:00 PM
Description: Jhonny Peralta is on the Tigers' ALDS roster, according to Chris Iott of MLive.com.
Insight: The Tigers acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias while Peralta was serving a 50-game suspension, so all of Peralta's playing time will come in left field. Andy Dirks is starting out there in Game 1, however.
 
9/25/2013 8:15:00 PM
Description: Jhonny Peralta has served his 50-game PED suspension and will be reinstated Friday when the Tigers begin their final series of the year against the Marlins.
Insight: Jose Iglesias is expected to stay at shortstop with Peralta moving over to left field. Peralta will return to a .305 batting average in 397 at bats.
 
9/16/2013 9:01:00 PM
Description: Suspended Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is going to try his hand at left field when he begins playing instructional league games on Wednesday. SOURCE: Lynn Henning, Detroit News
Insight: Rookie of the Year candidate Jose Iglesias is locked in at shortstop so Peralta will try to make himself useful at another position. It's unknown if he'll be on the Tigers' postseason roster.
 
8/5/2013 2:09:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (.305, 11 HR, 54 RBI) will accept the 50-game PED suspension given to him by Major League Baseball.
Insight: Detroit has played 109 games, so he'll be eligible for the playoffs. The Tigers prepared for this contingency when they traded for Jose Iglesias, who can play shortstop or third base.
 
7/28/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit a grand slam Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Peralta went 2-for-5 and is batting .305 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI this year. It has been a nice bounce-back year for the veteran shortstop.
 
7/8/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is 7-for-16 (.438) with two doubles and two homers versus Cleveland starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Peralta is batting just .212 over the past 13 games after producing huge numbers for the first two and a half months of the season. His overall statistics are still good (.306, 7 HR, 41 RBI), but we've seen a significant drop in power production over the past two weeks which may negate this favorable matchup.
 
Cold7/5/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is just 1-for-15 (.067) with six strikeouts against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: Peralta is batting just .182 over the past 12 games after producing huge numbers for the first two and a half months of the season. His overall statistics are still good (.307, 7 HR, 38 RBI), but we've seen a significant drop in production over the past two weeks and you must avoid this matchup.
 
7/1/2013 10:34:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta doesn't have strong numbers against R.A. Dickey of the Blue Jays.
Insight: Peralta has gone just 2-for-12 with three K against Dickey. The shortstop cooled off at the end of June, going 6-for-31 (.194) over his last nine games, and is a poor option Monday with Dickey on the hill.
 
6/27/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is having a great season and his numbers against Jered Weaver suggest he'll have a nice day Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Peralta is 9-for-25 (.360) with five doubles, one homer and five RBI against the Angels hurler. He's hitting .320 with seven homers, 34 RBI and an .855 OPS this season and should be in all lineups Thursday.
 
6/25/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is an ugly 1-for-19 with 10 strikeouts versus Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Peralta is having a fantastic season, hitting .324 with 21 doubles, seven homers and 34 RBI, but this matchup must be avoided.
 
Hot6/20/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta blasted his seventh homer of the season Thursday against the Red Sox, a walk-off two-run homer off closer Andrew Bailey.
Insight: Peralta is having a fantastic season, hitting .329 with 21 doubles, seven homers and 32 RBI. He batted just .239 with a .689 OPS last season.