PERALTA, FREDDY

Position: Pitcher

DOB: June 4, 1996

Height: 5’11” / Weight: 175

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Trade with Mariners (December 9, 2015)

Profile: Acquired from Seattle in December of 2015 along with pitchers Daniel Missaki and Carlos Herrera in exchange for first baseman Adam Lind, Peralta was signed by the Mariners out of the Dominican Republic for $137,000 in 2013. He spent the 2013 season pitching in the Dominican Summer League, then made his way stateside a year later. Peralta spent both 2014 and 2015 pitching for Seattle’s Arizona League affiliate in Peoria and after joining Milwaukee’s farm system last year, Peralta was sent to Low-A Wisconsin before earning a July promotion to High-A Brevard County. With a mid-90’s fastball to go along with a slider and a changeup, Peralta may be best suited for a bullpen role in the future due to his small size, but he fared better as a starter in his first full season, showing improved command of his fastball and changeup.

2013: Peralta made his professional debut with the Mariners affiliate in the Dominican Summer League, appearing in 13 games, and making ten starts. He went 3-3 with a 1.46 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .198 average.

2014: After making his way stateside in 2014, Peralta spent time in extended spring training before taking the mound for Seattle’s AZL squad. He made 12 starts for the Mariners, but went just 1-6 with a 5.29 earned run average. Struggling with his command, Peralta walked 24 in 51 innings and had a WHIP of 1.55.

2015: With his struggles in 2014, Peralta returned to Seattle’s AZL team in 2015 and experienced much better results. In 11 games, nine starts, he went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA, walking just eight batters and ranked second in the AZL with 67 strikeouts in 57 innings of work.

2016: After being traded to Milwaukee in December of 2015, Peralta got his first taste of full season action, when the Brewers sent him to Low-A Wisconsin to open up 2016. Working in a tandem with Marcos Diplan, Peralta put together his best season to date. In 16 games, half of which he started, Peralta went 4-1 with a 2.85 ERA and a pair of saves. He struck out 77 in 60 innings of work, holding Midwest League hitters to a .202 average, earning a spot on the Midwest League All-Star team and a July promotion to High-A Brevard County.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#26)