PERALTA, WILY

Position: Pitcher

DOB: May 8, 1989

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 255

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (November 26, 2005)

Profile: Signed by the Brewers out of the Dominican Republic in 2005 for a reported bonus of $450,000, Peralta moved from the outfield to the mound after signing and made his pro debut in the AZL in 2006. He missed all of 2007 after undergoing Tommy John surgery but came back and looked impressive in Helena in 2008. He spent 2009 at Wisconsin, then split 2010 between Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville. He saw time at both Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville in 2011, then opened 2012 back at Nashville before getting a call-up to Milwaukee. Peralta cracked the Brewers rotation full-time in 2013 and made 84 starts for Milwaukee from 2013-2015. After getting off to a slow start in 2016, Peralta was sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs, but earned his way back to the big leagues, finishing out the year with the Brewers. A sinker/slider pitcher with a four seam fastball that sits in the 96 mph range, Peralta attacks hitters but gets himself into trouble when he struggles to throw strikes. With a big frame, Peralta has the potential to work deep into games but high pitch counts have often prevented him from going long stints.

2006: After signing with the Brewers a year earlier, Peralta made his professional debut with Milwaukee’s affiliate in the Arizona League in 2006. He appeared in 14 games, making six starts, and went 2-5 with a 6.63 earned run average.

2007: Peralta underwent Tommy John surgery early in 2007 and wound up missing the entire 2007 season while rehabbing.

2008: After returning to the mound in 2008, Peralta worked in 15 games for Helena, making a pair of starts, and went 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA. That earned him a promotion to Low-A West Virginia, where he made two more starts to finish out the year.

2009: Peralta joined the Brewers new Low-A affiliate in Wisconsin in 2009 where he saw action in 27 games. Working in a tandem, he made 15 starts and wound up going 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA, striking out 118 batters in 103.2 innings of work and earning a spot on the Midwest League All-Star team.

2010: Moving up to High-A Brevard County to begin the 2010 season, Peralta started 17 of the 19 games he worked in for the Manatees, posting a record of 6-3 with a 3.86 ERA before receiving a promotion to Double-A Huntsville. He finished out the year by making eight more starts for the Stars, going 2-3 with a 3.61 ERA.

2011: Returning to Huntsville to open up the 2011 campaign, Peralta made 21 starts, going 9-7 with a 3.46 earned run average while being named to the Southern League All-Star squad. He received a promotion to Triple-A Nashville in August and made five additional starts for the Sounds, going 2-0 with 40 strikeouts in 31 innings.

2012: The Brewers sent Peralta back to Nashville to open up the 2012 season but called him up in April to make a spot start. He returned to Nashville and started 28 games for the Sounds before returning to Milwaukee on a September call-up.

2013: Peralta cracked the Brewers starting rotation in 2013 and wound up making 32 starts for Milwaukee. He posted a record of 11-15 with a 4.37 ERA while tossing a pair of complete games.

2014: After logging a career high 183.1 innings in 2013, Peralta again made 32 starts for Milwaukee in 2014 and turned in his best season so far. Setting a new career high with 198.2 innings, Peralta finished with a record of 17-11 to go along with a 3.53 earned run average.

2015: Peralta struggled through his first nine starts in 2015 before being shut down in late May with a left oblique injury. After a couple of rehab outings, he returned to the mound in late July. He wound up making 20 starts for the Brewers but went just 5-10 with a 4.80 ERA.

2016: The Brewers gave Peralta another crack in the starting rotation to start the 2016 season, but he continued to have a rough go of things and was sent down to Colorado Springs in June. He got another shot when the Brewers needed a starter in August and wound up the year with a 7-11 record and a 4.86 ERA in 23 MLB starts.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2012 (#1)
2011 (#6)
2010 (#12)
2009 (#20)