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Birth Date4-1-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 7 months, 18 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 ANA 26 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .250 .250 .250 69 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
2017 TBA 26 16 35 6 0 0 0 4 11 1 0 0 .200 .314 .200 68 -1.3 0.1 0.2 0.0
2019 ANA 28 12 50 16 3 0 3 3 8 6 0 0 .390 .500 .683 118 1.4 0.3 0.6 0.3
2019 MIA 28 32 97 15 2 0 1 7 30 5 0 0 .179 .281 .238 63 -4.2 0.3 5.1 0.4
Career611863850414501220.239.346.34679-4.30.85.90.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 MTS Rk GCL 40 163 .260 .349 .363 .381 102 4 4.4 -1.7 143 0 0.4 2.1 9.6 1.4
2009 KNG Rk APL 49 221 .257 .331 .384 .376 110 6.3 6.4 -2.4 132 0 5.9 2.6 15.4 2.8
2010 SAV A SAL 109 469 .258 .327 .375 .353 87 21.1 13.8 -5.4 129 0 9.5 9.1 14.9 4.2
2011 SLU A+ FSL 117 488 .261 .326 .382 .311 105 -4.7 14.6 -2.7 85 0 0.9 0.5 -6.9 0.6
2012 SLU A+ FSL 66 252 .256 .324 .375 .333 111 -4.7 7.5 -0.8 92 0 1.6 2.2 -1.9 0.8
2012 SUR Wnt AFL 23 103 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 15 32 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BIN AA EAS 91 377 .256 .328 .388 .391 98 33.7 10.1 -3.6 170 0 13.0 3.7 20.1 4.6
2014 LVG AAA PCL 105 371 .282 .352 .444 .305 103 4.4 11.1 -2.5 82 0 -3.4 4.6 -8.6 0.1
2015 MTS Rk GCL 1 3 .292 .375 .452 .000 101 -0.9 0.1 0 42 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2016 SWB AAA INT 78 289 .248 .312 .369 .349 102 11.2 8.1 -2.7 143 0 -2.3 1.7 9.9 1.5
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 16 33 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 ANA MLB AL 1 4 .266 .338 .407 .333 97 -0.3 0.1 0 69 16 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2017 TBA MLB AL 16 35 .245 .316 .393 .316 97 -2.3 1.0 -0.3 68 16 0.2 0.1 -1.3 0.0
2017 ROU AAA PCL 43 179 .272 .334 .441 .283 94 -3 5.3 -1.2 126 0 6.9 0.6 13.7 2.5
2017 SLC AAA PCL 44 200 .280 .343 .440 .493 106 20.5 5.9 -1.6 134 0 5.2 2.2 17.2 2.8
2018 RNO AAA PCL 73 306 .274 .346 .435 .386 111 14 9.0 -2.8 124 0 2.0 -3.3 11.4 1.7
2018 SAC AAA PCL 13 52 .276 .338 .425 .342 102 -0.2 1.5 -0.6 121 0 3.5 0.5 10.4 1.5
2018 ESC Wnt DWL 29 110 .241 .288 .311 .329 95 -0.7 2.3 -0.7 94 2 0.0 -0.4 0.7 0.1
2019 ANA MLB AL 12 50 .257 .325 .443 .433 95 7.4 1.5 -0.4 118 20 0.6 0.3 1.4 0.3
2019 MIA MLB NL 32 97 .248 .314 .416 .264 96 -5.7 2.9 -0.2 63 5 5.1 0.3 -4.2 0.4
2019 JUP A+ FSL 1 3 .243 .331 .357 .667 105 0.7 0.1 0 143 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
2019 NWO AAA PCL 4 16 .257 .366 .442 .091 95 -2.8 0.6 -0.1 134 0 -0.2 0.0 9.1 0.8
2019 SLC AAA PCL 43 167 .284 .355 .492 .363 111 9.5 5.8 -1.2 112 0 -2.4 -3.1 3.6 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 MTS Rk GCL 163 151 24 46 6 0 1 55 17 5 32 13 5 .305 .352 .364 .060 0 0
2009 KNG Rk APL 221 196 37 58 10 0 5 83 23 10 51 15 5 .296 .371 .423 .128 1 1
2010 SAV A SAL 469 404 80 118 22 1 1 145 34 32 82 45 10 .292 .368 .359 .067 10 10
2011 SLU A+ FSL 488 441 67 114 21 5 10 175 50 18 103 19 9 .259 .313 .397 .138 6 3
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 32 27 9 5 2 1 0 9 0 3 12 1 1 .185 .313 .333 .148 0 0
2012 SUR Wnt AFL 103 85 12 21 1 1 0 24 9 8 29 10 2 .247 .379 .282 .035 0 0
2012 SLU A+ FSL 252 227 36 59 17 4 4 96 21 7 58 19 2 .260 .328 .423 .163 0 2
2013 BIN AA EAS 377 331 63 108 21 2 16 181 73 28 82 24 7 .326 .403 .547 .221 2 0
2014 LVG AAA PCL 371 318 59 80 20 2 7 125 37 30 72 13 1 .252 .355 .393 .142 0
2015 MTS Rk GCL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 33 28 2 7 1 0 0 8 1 5 6 0 1 .250 .364 .286 .036 0 0
2016 SWB AAA INT 289 230 35 65 13 0 5 93 31 35 56 18 3 .283 .413 .404 .122 3 3
2017 ANA MLB AL 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2017 TBA MLB AL 35 30 6 6 0 0 0 6 2 4 11 0 0 .200 .314 .200 .000 0 0
2017 ROU AAA PCL 179 162 24 40 8 1 6 68 27 12 38 5 1 .247 .307 .420 .173 2 0
2017 SLC AAA PCL 200 184 42 73 18 1 7 114 34 13 44 13 3 .397 .440 .620 .223 1 0
2018 ESC Wnt DWL 110 99 9 27 6 0 1 36 9 6 20 0 1 .273 .336 .364 .091 1 0
2018 RNO AAA PCL 306 249 43 79 10 3 6 113 33 35 59 6 3 .317 .426 .454 .137 5 1
2018 SAC AAA PCL 52 45 5 13 1 0 0 14 4 5 8 0 1 .289 .365 .311 .022 1 0
2019 NWO AAA PCL 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 .071 .188 .071 .000 0 0
2019 SLC AAA PCL 167 135 25 40 7 0 7 68 27 22 37 2 1 .296 .431 .504 .207 0 0
2019 JUP A+ FSL 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 .000 0 0
2019 ANA MLB AL 50 41 6 16 3 0 3 28 12 3 8 0 0 .390 .500 .683 .293 0 0
2019 MIA MLB NL 97 84 8 15 2 0 1 20 6 7 30 0 0 .179 .281 .238 .060 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 158 0.4684 0.4557 0.7083 0.6081 0.3214 0.8222 0.5185 0.2917 0.0000
2019 572 0.4598 0.4423 0.6996 0.5932 0.3139 0.8526 0.4536 0.3004 0.0000
Career7300.46170.44520.70150.59640.31550.84600.46760.29850.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-24 2014-07-06 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -
2012-07-25 2012-08-04 Minors 10 10 - Fingers Dislocation -
2012-05-26 2012-07-02 Minors 37 31 Left Wrist Fracture Hamate -
2011-08-12 2011-08-27 Minors 15 12 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-15 2010-09-10 Minors 26 0 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIA $
2018 ARI $
2017 TEX $
2016 NYA $
2015 NYN $507,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 19 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/11/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 5/28/19. Acquired by Miami in trade 6/19/19 after being DFA by LA Angels 6/17/19. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/23/19. Elected free agency 10/25/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 8/1/18. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 8/3/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract). Exercised right to opt out of contract, elected free agency 6/1/17. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 6/3/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 8/9/17. Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 8/19/17 after being DFA by LA Angels 8/12/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/6/17 (elected free agency).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by NY Yankees 12/26/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 4/3/15. Released by NY Mets 8/19/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13. Placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case).
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/18/11. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • Signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.4M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 60 16 3 0 2 6 14 2 0 .308 .400 .481 126 0.0 CF 0 0.0
80o 40 10 2 0 1 4 9 1 0 .286 .375 .429 118 0.0 CF 0 0.0
70o 25 6 1 0 1 2 6 1 0 .273 .360 .455 112 0.0 CF 0 0.0
60o 13 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .273 .333 .364 107 0.0 CF 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 103 0.0 CF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean510000100.250.250.2501040.0CF 00.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on a couple of Mets OF prospects: Cesar Puello and Brandon Nimmo. And yes, Nimmo can stick in center.
(Jason from NY)
Puello's not a big prospect for me. He had a nice season, but I've soured on him over the last couple of years and don't see him profiling as an everyday guy.

I don't necessarily buy the idea that Nimmo's sticking in center field. I didn't like the center field play when I saw him in the NYPL in 2012 and I didn't have glowing reports on the ability in the SAL in 2013. I think he ends up in a corner and could be a solid player, but he's extremely risky. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto's suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball's investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta's suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
"In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers' organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost." (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Cesar Puello's season and future in NYM's outfield? PED concerns?
(Gary from Long Beach)
I think he's going to be suspended. I also now have to wait until next year to see if he is able to continue his success in order to determine what type of prospect he (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cesar Puello is raking in AA. How come I haven't seen him on any mid-season rankings from any prospect website? Is it the BioGen link?
(teaaker from Seattle)
I don't want to speak for our prospect guys, but I would imagine it's lack of a track record. He's still a good age for that level but has never really done this before even in his repeat year in the FSL. I've never seen the player, so it's a better question to ask at a prospect chat. (Zachary Levine)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cesar Puello has been dominant, but given his approach and track record, there is reason to be skeptical. If he keeps it up, where do you see him ranking by this offseason?
(izzy2112 from New York)
Mist likely on the suspended list (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Cesar Puello get a phone call in the second half? #mets
(Biscuits2 from The Bay)
if he's on the 40, maybe in September. No need to rush him for this year's club. (Harry Pavlidis)
2011-03-22 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion on Cesar Puello and his power development? Lots of scouting websites believe he will grow into it, but his production has yet to match his tools.
(Ryan from Austin, TX)
Ryan, Puello has big power. It's a spectacle when he takes bp. The good news is that he's really trying to establish himself as a good hitter first, knowing that the power will start to play in games in due time. He did that last year and also managed to steal 45 bases. He's a potential five tool guy. (Paul DePodesta)


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