With the signing of Yasmany Tomas and emergence of Ender Inciarte, David Peralta had to play his way into at-bats last year and did just that, his .893 OPS ranking sixth among outfielders with at least 300 at-bats. Of course, even after the Diamondbacks freed up an outfield spot by trading Mark Trumbo in June, Peralta didn't play quite every day, but he at least got preferential treatment over the disappointing Tomas. Because he hit just .250 with a .686 OPS against lefties, he may be best suited for a platoon role, but with Inciarte now also out of the picture, Peralta is in line for regular at-bats this year. He figures to be a popular sleeper pick, with upside somewhere in the neighborhood of Shin-Soo Choo.
Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta exited Thursday's game with a right wrist injury, but the X-rays returned negative and he remains day-to-day. Peralta injured himself diving for a ball, and while he did stay in the game initially, he later exited. With just three games remaining in the regular season, the team will likely hold him out unless he proves completely healthy.
Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta hit his 17th home run Sunday in a win over the Padres. Peralta is finishing off an impressive second big league season with a .307/.365/.513 line that includes 17 home runs, 77 RBI and 60 runs. The D-Backs outfield is crowded, but Peralta has put himself firmly in the mix for 2016.
Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta is not in the lineup Friday against the Giants. With southpaw Madison Bumgarner set to take the hill for the opposing Giants, manager Chip Hale will go with a primarily right-handed hitting lineup. Yasmany Tomas will take over in left field and bat sixth in his stead.
Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta will have missed just one start after sustaining a quad strain Wednesday against Philadelphia. He is back in the lineup Friday night in Atlanta. Peralta has been on a roll. He has hit in seven straight games and racked up a .560 (14-for-25) batting average during that stretch. His .303 mark is at its peak since the second game of the year.
Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Phillies due to a sore quad, which forced him to leave Tuesday's game after four at-bats, manager Chip Hale said. Peralta had a home run and five RBI in a 13-1 win Tuesday. Peralta has hit safely in six straight games. He is batting .457 (16 for 35) with two home runs, three doubles, 12 RBI, five runs, two walks and seven strikeouts in his last nine games.