Big fastball w/life, heavy armside run, plays for swings-misses when near zone, high usage; high effort, crossfire, wandering release point give him little control/command, missed wide arm-side with frequency, pitch sat all over the place
Below-average movement at present, shows a bit feel, throws firm, left over plate, decent velo separation can fool hitters
Limited usage, inconsistent shape, bounced consistently, no feel, poor command, lots of development needed
Peralta’s sole weapon right now is his swing-and-miss fastball, that can be very tough to put the barrel on because of its life and heavy action. He’s primarily a fastball pitcher at the moment, although he did show a willingness to give hitters a different look with his change. Still, the effort and inconsistent mechanics make it tough for Peralta to consistently throw strikes, which means that a switch to the bullpen is definitely coming. The fastball and potential “show me” change can play in a middle relief role and at just 20 years old, there’s time to grow into enough control to allow his heater to have a chance to stick in a big league bullpen, although there’s risk of just being a taxi squad member in Triple-A because he needs to have some growth in his ability to throw strikes in order for his heater to play in MLB.