Jhonny Peralta

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  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2" /225

Jhonny Peralta MLB Career Stats

6599 .267 202 873 17 .752

Jhonny Peralta Bio

  • Full Name: Jhonny Antonio Peralta
  • Pronunciation: pehr-ALL-tuh
  • Born: 5/28/1982 in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • High School: Collejo Pedagojico, Santiago, DOM
  • Debut: 6/12/2003
  • Last Game: 6/6/2017
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MLB Career Stats 6599 841 1761 202 873 17 .267 .329 .752


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Jhonny Peralta Stats

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Jhonny Peralta Advanced Stats

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Jhonny Peralta Statcast Events


Jhonny Peralta Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 St. Louis NL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Detroit AL
2013 Detroit AL

INT Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2004 Buffalo INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Buffalo INT

Jhonny Peralta Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2005 .292 23rd in AL
2011 .299 14th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2005 24 22nd in AL
2008 23 18th in AL
2014 21 22nd in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2008 89 20th in AL
2010 81 24th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2005 .885 13th in AL
2011 .824 21st in AL
2014 .779 24th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2005 .366 21st in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2005 .520 10th in AL
2008 .473 25th in AL
2011 .478 19th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2007 87 25th in AL
2008 104 5th in AL


Season BB Rank
2014 58 25th in NL


Season H Rank
2008 167 24th in AL
2011 157 25th in AL
2015 159 18th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2005 35 20th in AL
2008 42 9th in AL
2009 35 22nd in AL
2012 32 23rd in AL
2014 38 7th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2008 4 19th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2007 152 24th in AL
2008 154 17th in AL
2014 157 6th in NL
2015 155 15th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2008 605 15th in AL
2009 582 24th in AL
2015 579 15th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2008 664 17th in AL
2015 640 21st in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2008 286 14th in AL
2014 248 23rd in NL


Season SO Rank
2005 128 7th in AL
2006 152 4th in AL
2007 146 5th in AL
2008 126 12th in AL
2009 134 11th in AL

Jhonny Peralta Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 13, 2017 Pawtucket Red Sox released 3B Jhonny Peralta.
June 28, 2017 3B Jhonny Peralta assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 23, 2017 Boston Red Sox signed free agent 3B Jhonny Peralta to a minor league contract.
June 13, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals released 3B Jhonny Peralta.
June 9, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals designated 3B Jhonny Peralta for assignment.
May 19, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals activated 3B Jhonny Peralta from the 10-day disabled list.
May 14, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals sent SS Jhonny Peralta on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
May 5, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals sent SS Jhonny Peralta on a rehab assignment to Palm Beach Cardinals.
April 20, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals placed 3B Jhonny Peralta on the 10-day disabled list. Upper respiratory illness.
August 2, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals activated 3B Jhonny Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.
July 31, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals sent SS Jhonny Peralta on a rehab assignment to Palm Beach Cardinals.
July 19, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals placed SS Jhonny Peralta on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 18, 2016. Ligament strain in his left thumb.
June 7, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals activated SS Jhonny Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.
June 3, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals sent SS Jhonny Peralta on a rehab assignment to Palm Beach Cardinals.
May 27, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals sent SS Jhonny Peralta on a rehab assignment to Springfield Cardinals.
May 20, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals sent SS Jhonny Peralta on a rehab assignment to Peoria Chiefs.
April 2, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals placed SS Jhonny Peralta on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25, 2016. Torn left thumb ligament
November 24, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent SS Jhonny Peralta.
September 26, 2013 Detroit Tigers activated SS Jhonny Peralta from the restricted list.
August 5, 2013 Detroit Tigers placed SS Jhonny Peralta on the restricted list.
June 12, 2012 Detroit Tigers activated SS Jhonny Peralta from the paternity list.
November 8, 2010 Detroit Tigers signed free agent Jhonny Peralta.
November 7, 2010 SS Jhonny Peralta elected free agency.
July 29, 2010 Detroit Tigers activated SS Jhonny Peralta.
July 29, 2010 Jhonny Peralta roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
July 28, 2010 Cleveland Indians Traded Jhonny Peralta to Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps Traded LHP Giovanni Soto to Lake County Captains.

Jhonny Antonio Peralta Bio Info

He and his wife, Molly, have three daughters: Analise Marie (10/25/09) and twins Gabriela Rosa and Laina Katherine (6/9/12)...the family resides in Town & Country, Mo.


Missed 16 games from 7/19-8/1 while on the disabled list with a left thumb strain...Batted .389 (14-36) over his last 10 games, hitting safely in nine of them...Had a season-high 4 RBI vs. CIN (9/27) in a 12-5 Cardinals win. It was his 2nd career game with three hits, four RBI and a home run (7/22/11 at MIN w/ DET)...The Cardinals were 7-1 in games in which he homered and 23-6 in games when he scored a run.


Voted in by fans as the starter at shortstop for the All-Star game, the first time in his career to be voted in as starter. It was his 3rd All-Star appearance. Had an RBI single in the 2nd inning and walked in the 5th, playing the 1st 5.0 innings at shortstop…Finished the season 2nd on the team with 159 hits (T18th NL), his 10th season with 100+ hits. Was also 2nd on the team in RBI (71) & T2nd w/17 home runs. His 17 home runs ranked 4th among MLB shortstops…Led the team with 155 games played and only Ian Desmond (WSH, 155) played more games at SS in the N.L. (148)…Had 12 game-winning RBI, T13th in the N.L. tying his career-best (2006 w/CLE). His 28 go-ahead plus game-winning RBI ranked 2nd on the team to M. Carpenter (38)…Batted .311 in 7th inning or later, 7th-best in the N.L., and T8th with 27 RBI in that situation…Hit .298 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI before the All-Star break and .243 with 4 homers and 25 RBI post-ASB…His 8 errors at shortstop where T2nd-fewest among regular N.L. shortstops (70+ games)…Hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning on 5/25 vs. ARI…Singled in the 7th inning to break up no-hitters at CLE on 5/13 (off C. Kluber) and also 7/6 at CHI (J. Lester). His double was one of just two STL hits on 8/18 vs. SF…Two days after breaking up a no hitter, hit a game-winning 2-run homer (Strop) with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the 9th inning on 7/8 at CHI, a 6-5 come-from-behind Cards win… His triple on 7/21 at CWS was his first since 2012 (8/4 vs. CLE)…Grounded into a career high 3 double plays on 8/29 at SF; his 23 GIDP were T2nd in the N.L.


Led the Cardinals with 21 home runs, the highest total in franchise history by a shortstop (Renteria 2000, Spencer 1960 - 16)...It marked his 5th career season with 20 or more home runs as he finished T2nd with Troy Tulowitzki in HR among all MLB shortstops behind Ian Desmond (24)...Became the first Cardinals shortstop to lead the team in home runs since 1899 (Bobby Wallace)...Established a new single-season high playing in 157 games, T6th in the N.L...Led the team with 38 doubles, ranking T7th in the N.L. and was his 2nd highest total since 42 in 2008 with Cleveland...Led the team with 59 extra base hits, ranking T13th in the N.L...Led the team with 31 two-out RBI, T9th among N.L. players...Walked 58 times, tied for his second highest single season total (61 in 2007 w/CLE)...Batted .181 (15-83) with runners in scoring position from Opening Day through Aug. 6, but .333 w/RISP (17-51) after Aug. 6...Reached base safely in 19 straight games 4/25-5/15 and 21 straight games 7/8-8/5 with a .319 BA and .405 OBP. Reached safely in 24 straight road contests from 6/6-7/31...Set the Cardinals record for home runs by a shortstop in a single month with six in April...Hit his 300th career double vs. PIT on 4/26...Had an RBI in five straight games 6/21-25...Batted .333 (35-105) with 18 RBI in August. The 18 RBI ranked 8th in the N.L...Recorded his first walk-off hit as a Cardinal with a 10th inning single vs. CIN on 8/18...Recorded his 1,500th career hit on 9/6 at MIL...Turned 98 double plays, 2nd most among National League shortstops (Simmons, ATL, 99)...Was involved in turning a triple play at Toronto (Descalso to Peralta to Craig) on 6/6...Started all nine postseason games at shortstop for the Cardinals playing every inning...Hit safely in 5-of-9 games...Knocked in one run in Game 3 of the NLCS at SF (10/14) with an RBI single...was flawless defensively in 38 total chances with six double plays turned.


Played in 107 games for the Tigers before landing on the Restricted List on 8/5 while serving a 50-game MLB suspension for his link to the Biogenisis performance enhancing drug investigation. Reinstated on 9/27 and played the final three games of the regular season and during the postseason... Selected to the American League All-Star team as a reserve. Replaced J.J. Hardy defensively at shortstop in the 7th inning and was 1-for-1 with a single off Craig Kimbrel in the 8th inning... Hit .352 (44-125) against left-handed pitchers, ranking third in the American League (5th, MLB)... His .303 average was the highest in his career and his .306 BA while at shortstop led the American League and ranked second only to Troy Tulowitzki (.310) in MLB. Was 54 plate appearances short of qualifying among leaders... Hit game-ending home run vs. BOS (6/20), a two-run shot off Andrew Bailey, his third career game-ending HR... Smacked 30 doubles for the sixth season in his career, ranking T4th on the Tigers and his 29 doubles while playing shortstop ranked T5th in the American League... Batted .344 (33-96) with runners in scoring position, the 7th highest mark in the American League... His .362 (34-94) average in May ranked 7th among A.L. players; also hit eight doubles, 3 HR and 12 RBI in May... Batted .333 (11-33) over 10 post-season games as the Tigers advanced to the American League Championship Series...tied for the team postseason lead with four doubles, while ranking second among Tigers with six RBI and 11 hits...hit safely in 7-of-10 games including a five-game hitting streak from Game 3 of the Division Series through Game 3 of the Championship Series...hit a game-tying three-run home run in the 5th inning of Game 3 of the Division Series vs. OAK in which the Tigers went on to win 8-6...batted .417 (5-12) with a home run and 5 RBI in the ALDS.

2012 Finished second among all American League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage for the Tigers in 2012. ... Collected a season-high three hits on April 5 versus Boston -- matched the high with three hits on April 16 at Kansas City, May 18 versus Pittsburgh, June 13 at Chicago's Wrigley Field against the Cubs, June 27 at Texas and July 8 versus Kansas City. ... Belted the second walk-off home run of his career on May 4 versus the Chicago White Sox, a two-run shot off Matt Thornton in the ninth inning. ... On the paternity list June 9-12. ... Did not commit an error in 75 consecutive games at shortstop June 21-September 18 -- marked the longest singleseason errorless streak at the position by a Tigers player since at least 1957. ... Equaled a career high with two home runs on July 29 at Toronto -- drove in a season-best four runs that day. ... Batted .265 (72x272) in 78 games at home...hit .212 (55x259) in 72 games on the road. ... Hit .260 (70x269) in 77 games prior to the all-star break...batted .218 (57x262) in 73 games following the all-star break. ... Matched a club record for hits during an American League Championship Series game as he finished with three hits in Game One on October 13 at Yankee Stadium against New York. ... Belted two home runs in Game Four of the American League Championship Series on October 18 versus the New York Yankees -- equaled the Tigers record for home runs during a post-season game. ... Connected for a two-run home run in Game One of the World Series on October 24 at San Francisco, the first game he had played in the World Series -- became the fourth player in Tigers history to hit a home run in his first World Series game...joined Hank Greenberg (Game One of 1934 World Series), Bruce Campbell (Game One of 1940 World Series) and Mickey Lolich (Game Two of 1968 World Series) in accomplishing the feat. 2011 Selected to the American League's all-star squad for the first time in his career as he completed his first full season with the Tigers in 2011...Second among all American League shortstops with a .299 batting average and 84 RBI when playing the position, while he finished third with 20 home runs...Finished second among all American League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage...Posted an 11-game hitting streak May 3-16, batting .421 (16x38) with three doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI...Collected the 1,000th hit of his major league career on May 14 versus Kansas City, a double off Jeff Francis...Compiled an 11-game hititng streak May 21-June 3 -- hit .447 (17x38) with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI...Tabbed the Tigers Player of the Month for May after hitting .354 (28x79) with seven doubles, seven home runs and 20 RBI in 23 games -- sixth in the American League with a .354 batting average during the month, while he tied for sixth with seven home runs and tied for eighth with 20 RBI...Belted the third grand slam of his career on June 17 at Colorado -- established a season high with four RBI in the game ...matched the high with four RBI on July 22 at Minnesota...Equaled a career high with a 12-game hitting streak June 22-July 5, batting .391 (18x46) with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and nine RBI...Hit .320 (31x97) with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 16 RBI in 25 games during June...Drove in at least one run in six straight at-bats between July 21-22 at Minnesota -- according to STATS LLC, he became just the sixth major league player since 1974 with at least one RBI in six straight plate appearances, joining Cleveland's Manny Ramirez (1998), Kansas City's Jermaine Dye (1999), Boston's Kevin Millar (2003), Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur (2007) and Washington's Elijah Dukes (2009)...Dye had an RBI in seven straight appearances for the Royals in 1999...Selected the Tigers Player of the Month for July after batting .325 (27x83) with five doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 24 games...Hit .323 (121x375) versus righthanded pitchers...batted .240 (36x150) with lefties on the mound...Batted .312 (92x295) in 82 games prior to the all-star break...hit .283 (65x230) in 64 games following the all-star break...Hit .307 (47x153) with runners in scoring position. 2010 Acquired by the Tigers from Cleveland in a two-player deal on July 28, 2010, he combined to hit .249 (137x551) with 30 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 81 RBI in 148 games with the two clubs. ...Tied for fourth in the American League with 10 sacrifice flies. ...Posted a 10-game hitting streak May 11-20, batting .333 (14x42) with four doubles, a triple, home run and seven RBI. ...Drilled the 100th home run of his major league career on May 31 at Yankee Stadium off New York's Andy Pettitte. ...Collected a season-high four hits on June 4 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox. ...Belted two home runs in his Tigers debut on July 30 at Boston to equal a career high -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Billy McMillon was the only player in Tigers history to connect for two home runs in his debut with the club prior to Peralta doing so...McMillon connected for two home runs in his Tigers debut on August 5, 2000 versus Minnesota... additionally, both of Peralta's home runs came in his first two at-bats with the club and according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first player in Tigers history to accomplish that feat. ...Matched a career best with two home runs on August 15 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox. ...Batted .388 (19x49) with three doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI over the course of a season-high 11-game hitting streak August 21-September 3. ...Tied for eighth in the American League with 18 RBI during September. 2009 Had another solid season, moving from shortstop to third base mid-season and finished the season with a decent 2nd half, leading the team with 45 RBI after the break (T17th in the AL)...Got off to a slow start, hitting .211 (16-76) in April w/ 5 2B & 6 RBI in 19 games and was hitting .198 as late as 5/4...Was 0-for-22 from 4/18-26...From 5/7 through the end of the season he hit .273 (127-481) with 10 HR & 73 RBI in 127 games...Finished the year T22nd in the AL in doubles with 35...Passed Woodie Held for the all-time franchise lead for career HR by a shortstop with 87, passing Held on 5/1 at Detroit with his first HR of the year in his 78th at-bat of the season...Made first start of the season at third base on May 14 and made last start of the year at SS on June 13 (last app on 6/25)...Overall on the year he made 38 starts at short (41G) and 102 starts at third base (104G)... Made 8GS at DH...Compiled a .979 fielding % at SS (4E, 189TC) and .951 (15E, 304TC) at third base...Hit 2nd career grand slam w/ a season-high 4RBI on July 26 at Seattle...From August 25 through the end of the season he hit .173 (24-139) and from Sept. 16th-on he hit .094 (6-64)...HR total fell from 23 in 2008 to 11 in 2009 (SLG% went from .473 to .375, 123rd in AL in SLG% and 125th in OPS among qualified batters)...STATS: His groundball/RB ratio of 1.80 was 10th in the AL (ground ball % was also 10th) while his .476 (10-21) average with the bases loaded was 12th...Batting average of 1st pitch (.415) was t16th in the AL...Was T9th in the AL with 20 GIDP. 2008 Had another solid season with the bat and with the glove as he lead AL shortstops in HR for the second consecutive season with 23...Also finished 1st among AL shortstops in RBI (86) and was T20th overall in the entire American League with 89 (tied with David Ortiz)...Led league SS in runs & OPS...Led the team with 104 runs, T5th highest total in the AL w/Alex Rodriguez while he also finished T9th in the league in doubles (42) and T10th with 69 extra base hits...Tied Woodie Held (85HR) on the last day of the season at Chicago-AL on Sept. 28 for the most career HR by an Indians SS in club history...Became the 12th shortstop in Major League history to hit 40 doubles and 20HR in the same season...14 of his 23 HR were solo shots...From June 15 thru the end of the season Jhonny hit .311 (114-366) with 32 2B, 12HR & 64 RBI in his last 92 games to raise his average from .222 to .276 (OPS of .885 over span)...Was inserted in the clean-up spot on June 22 with injuries to Hafner and Martinez and hit .306 (104-340) w/28 2B, 12 HR & 59 RBI in his last 86 games after that date in the #4 hole (.877OPS)...Was very good defensively, compiling a fielding % of .979 (14E, 658TC), the 3rd best fielding among AL shortstops...Made 143 starts at short (146G) and made 6 starts at DH...Hit in 11 straight games from July 2-21 (.356, 16-45, 5HR, 15RBI)...Enjoyed a career best game on June 30 at Chicago, going 5 for 5 w/3RS, 3 2B, a HR & 3RBI (5 hits, 4 XBH, 3 2B all new single-game career-highs)...Also had 5 hits on August 6 at Tampa Bay (5-5, 2 2B, HR, 2RBI)...Last Indian with two 5-hit games w/in the same season was Joe Carter in 1986...HR'd in 3 straight games, April 7-11...From Sept. 14 thru the end of the season he hit .321 (17-53) w/4 2B, 2 HR & 8 RBI in his last 14 games...Started at third base on Sept. 26, his first appearance since 10/2/2004 @MIN at third and first start since 9/25/2004 (9th career app at 3B)...His .506 slugging % in the cleanup spot was 9th best in the league...Road average of .318 was 2nd in the AL...Played for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League after the season, playing in 11 games at third base. 2007 Bounced back in 2007 to lead all American League shortstops in HR (21) and finished 7th among league SS with 72RBI. ..Upped his HR total from 13 in 2006 to 21 in 2007 (raised slugging % 'from .385 to .420) ... His 21 HR this season rank as the T4th most in Indians history by a shortstop in a single-season (24HR in 2005 is the club record) ... His 62 career home run rank tied for 2nd in Indians history by a shortstop with Lou Boudreau ... Made 152 starts at short (149G), compiling a fielding % of .974 (19E, 720TC, 3rd in AL @SS)... Reached base safely in 126 of 152 games via hit or walk ... Had a career-high 5RBI on May 1 vs. Toronto and July 27 vs. Minnesota (seasonhigh by a Tribe batter) ...Also had 7 three-hit games to equal a career-best. .. Enjoyed his third career 2HR game on July zr" vs. Minnesota as well. ..Also hit 2HR vs. Detroit on Sept. 17, his 2nd two-homer game in 2007 and the 4th of his career. .. Equaled his careerbest by hitting in 12 straight games from May 23-June 3 (.388, 19-49) ... From May 12 thru the end of the season he hit .276 (126-456) with 14HR & 48RBI to raise his average from .246 to .270 Went 24 games from July 7 to August 5 where he recorded an RBI in 1 of 24 team games Endured an 0 for 20 stretch from April 13-21... From Sept 5 thru the end of the season he hit .282 (20-71) with 3HR &7 RBI...·Had an .820 OPS vs. LHP... Hit .293 (75-256) with runners on and .270 (20-74) with RISP-2outs. 2006 Had an up and down season with the bat and in the field in his 2nd full season in the big leagues...His .257 batting average was 68th out of 75 qualifiers for the AL batting title while he did not hit over .300 in any month of the season...Finished T6th among AL shortstops in doubles (28) and 7th among league SS in virtually every other offensive category...Best monthly average came in July (.297, 27-91, 3HR, 12RBI) and hit .250 or less in 4 months of the season (April, June, August, Sept.)...Finished 3rd on the team with 84 runs scored and scored a run in a career-high 7 straight games from April 4-12 (10RS)...Finished 3rd among American League shortstops in fielding % (.977, 710TC, 16E) in 147 games/145 starts at short for Eric Wedge...Had a career-best 41-game errorless streak from July 9-August 30 (did not make an error over the last 13 games)...Improved defensively from his 2005 numbers (.970, 19E, 639TC, 141G)...Made 1 start at DH...Had his second career 2-homer game on July 4 vs. New York-AL and hit his first career grand slam on August 20 at Tampa Bay off Brian Meadows (4th career 4RBI game)...Enjoyed his 3rd career 4RBI game on April 21 @KC and had a season-high 3 hits 9 times to equal a career-best...Hit his first career 'walk-off' homer on August 30 off Toronto's BJ Ryan...Walked a career-high 4 times on May 9 @KC and on the year finished T4th in the AL with 152 strikeouts...Average bottomed out at .220 on April 28 and from that time thru the end of the season he hit .264 (126-478) w/10HR & 54RBI in 127 games...From August 18 thru the end of the season he hit .292 (38-130) with 3HR & 19 RBI...Over the last 9 games of the season from Sept. 23-on he hit .355 (11-31) w/3 2B, 1HR & 7RBI. Hit .267 (47-176) with 5HR & 17RBI off LHP and .252 (99-393) vs. RHP with 8HR & 51RBI...Hit .240 (40-167) with RISP and .385 (5-13) w/a HR & 14RBI with the bases loaded...Had a .403 slugging % off LHP and hit .271 (70-258) with runners on base...Hit .286 (36-126) batting 6th and .429 (21-49) on the first pitch...Hit .209 (34-163) from the 7th inning on...His 4.12 pitches seen per AB were 9th in the AL. 2005 Spent his first entire season in the big leagues and quickly established himself as one of the best young middle infielders in the game at the age of 23...Broke the single-season franchise record for home runs by a shortstop with 24, a record previously owned by Woodie Held in 1961 (23)...Hit #24 on Sept. 29 vs. Tampa Bay off Casey Fossum...Held also hit 21 in 1959-60...Finished T2nd in among American League shortstops in HR (24) and 3rd in RBI (78) to Baltimore's Miguel Tejada (26/97) and Texas' Michael Young (24/91), both of whom were members of the American League All-Star Team...Overall was 2nd among American League SS in slugging % (.521), which ranked 10th overall in the entire American League and was the 2nd highest in franchise history in a single-season among shortstops (Boudreau, .534, 1948)...Key moment of the season came when he starting hitting in the #3 in the line-up, a position he first hit in on July 23 vs. Seattle (2-4, HR, 2RBI)...Was pressed into the role after Hafner's injury...For the season in the #3 spot he hit .288 (72-250) with 12 HR & 40 RBI in 63 starts...Recorded career-high 4RBI games on July 31 vs. Seattle and August 9 at Kansas City and hit in a career-high 12 straight games from June 28-July 9...Enjoyed his first career 2-homer game on August 16 vs. Texas...From May 6 thru the end of the season he hit .302 (136-450) with 23 HR & 74 RBI in 121 games...From June 20 thru the end of the season he hit .305 (106-347) with 16 HR & 55 RBI in 90 games...Best month was July when he hit .333 (34-102) w/7 2B, 6HR & 19RBI in 28 games...Struggled over a 2 week stretch from August 31-Sept. 13, going 7 for 43 w/17SO (included 0-16, 8/31-9/5)...Rebounded by hitting .345 (29-84) from Sept. 9 thru the end of the campaign (22G, 4HR, 11RBI)...Made 138 starts at shortstop (141 games overall at short), compiling the 6th best fielding % in the AL at .970 at short (19E, 639TC)...Made just 10 errors from June 14 thru the end of the season (95G, had 9E in 46G thru 6/12)...Started off the season by making an error on opening day (1-0 loss @CWS) and made 4 errors over the season's first 4 games...Time at short was somewhat intermittent with the presence of Alex Cora, who was later traded to Boston on July 7...Hit .346 (50-153) after the 6th inning, which was the 7th best mark in the AL...Also hit .260 (61-235) with runners on, .391 (18-46) when swinging at the first pitch and .313 (20-64) with RISP-2outs...Hit .320 (86-269) with no one on base...Enjoyed hitting in the #9 spot in the order over the first few months of the season (.305, 51-167, 7HR, 25RBI, 49GS)...His .597 slugging % off LHP was the 7th best mark in the league...His .550 (11-20) average w/a 3-1 count was 8th best in the league. 2004 Enjoyed a break out season at AAA Buffalo, winning International League Most Valuable Player honors for the Champion Bisons after hitting .326 (181-556) with 44 2B, 15HR, 86RBI and 109 runs scored in 138 games between shortstop (77G) and third base (59G)...Also won Topps Minor League Player of the Year Award for the International League and was also the youngest member of the Topps Triple A All-Star Team. Led the Int'l League in hits (181) and runs (109), finished 2nd in doubles (44), 4th in batting average (.326), 6th in extra base hits (61), 7th in RBI (86) and 10th in on-base % (.384)...His average was T3rd highest in Bisons history...Peralta broke the Buffalo Bisons modern-day (1985-present) single-season records for hits, runs scored and doubles & was also named the shortstop on the Int'l League Post-Season All-Star Team in addition to playing in the Triple A All-Star Game in July (0-2) ...He was the first Buffalo Bison league MVP since 1961 (Ted Savage). Had a 14-game hitting streak from May 17-31 and had three other 10-game hitting streaks during the season...Best month was April (.360, 27-75) as he hit over .300 in each of the five minor league months (average never dipped below .322 after April 20)...Hit .302 (32-106) in July with 8HR & 26RBI as he hit 12 of his 15HR July and August (.332, 44-130, 11 2B, 4HR, 15RBI) to finish off Buffalo's season. Had some big games, going 5 for 6 (5H tied club record) w/3RS & 1 2B on June 16 at Louisville; 2-5 w/4RS, 2HR & 5RBI on July 2 vs. Syracuse; 2 for 4 w/2HR & 2RBI on July 8 at Charlotte; 4 for 4 w/3RS, 2 2B, 1HR & 4RBI on July 30 vs. Toledo...AAA STATS - Hit .327 (35-107) off LHP with 5HR & 15RBI and .325 (146-449) with 10HR & 71RBI off RHP...Hit most 3rd on the year for Marty Brown's Bisons, hitting .326 (140-429) in the #3 hole with 12HR & 72RBI...Had an RBI in 6 straight games, June 9-14...Made 27 errors between short and third base...Hit .318 (89-280) w/runners on base, .276 (50-181) w/RISP and .300 (21-70) with RISP-2outs...Hit .324 (11-34) in the IL playoffs w/6RS, 1HR & 4RBI in 9 games. Was recalled to Cleveland on Sept. 19th at the conclusion of the IL playoffs, making 6 starts for the Tribe (7 GS @SS, 1 GS @3B)...Overall he appeared in 7 games at shortstop (3E in 27 TC, .889 fielding %)...Averaged 4.21 pitches per PA w/the Tribe, which would have ranked 3rd in the AL over a full season. 2003 Was the youngest position player to appear in the American League in 2003...Spent the first two months of the season at AAA Buffalo before making his major league debut in June at just 21-years of age and spent the remainder of the campaign in the big leagues...Was hitting .256 (55-215) with 12 2B, 1 HR & 17 RBI in 57 games for the Bisons at the time of his recall on 6/12 after Omar Vizquel went on the DL with knee trouble...With Buffalo he appeared in 54G @SS & 3G @3B & hit .286 (30-105) in May...Made his major league debut on 6/13 vs. San Diego as the youngest player in the American League and collected his first hit on 6/15 vs. Los Angeles off Hideo Nomo...Collected 1st career RBI on 6/22 at Pittsburgh and 1st career home run on 7/27 vs. Minnesota (off Rick Reed)...On the year he made 69 starts at SS (72G) and 3 starts at third base (6G) and hit in a season/career-high 7 straight games on two different occasions (8/9-8/14, 9/16-23) after Omar Vizquel's knee problems...His 69 starts/72 games played at short was tops of the team (Vizquel 63GS)...Recorded a .976 fielding % at SS (334TC, 8E), which would have ranked 4th among all American League shortstops if he had the requisite amount of games played at the position (behind A-Rod, Eckstein, Guzman)...Recorded first career 2RBI game on 7/17 @NYY and recorded season/career-high 3RBI on 9/12 vs. Minnesota. 2002 Spent the entire season at AA Akron, leading the team in games (130) and at bats (470)...Appeared in 130 games at shortstop for the Aeros, compiling a fielding % of .965 (596TC, 21E)...Started off slow at age 19, the youngest player in the Eastern League to start the season...Over the first two months of the season thru the end of May he was hitting .245 (39-159) w/4HR & 20RBI in 48 games... Over the final three months of the season he hit .299 (93-311) w/11HR & 42RBI in 82 games...From 6/7-23 he hit in 13 of 14 games, hitting .373 (22-59) w/6 2B, 2HR & 10 RBI to raise his average from .237 to .280...Went 4 for 5 w/2 2B, a 3B & 1 RBI on 6/7 at Altoona...Went 3 for 5 w/3RS, 2HR & 3RBI on 8/16 vs. Altoona...Hit .331 (43-130) off LHP w/4HR & 23 RBI and .262 (89-340) off LHP w/11HR & 39RBI...Played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League after the season, hitting .255 (35-137) w/8 2B, 0 HR & 14 RBI in 37 games mainly at third base...Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20. 2001 Spent the entire season at A Kinston, finishing 4th in the Carolina League with 148 strikeouts after starting the season at 18 years of age in high A ball...Made 27 errors in 125 games at shortstop...Over the last 27 games he hit .303 (30-99) with 2 HR & 15 RBI from August 1 thru the end of the season. 2000 Spent his first season in the United States at A Columbus, hitting .303 (84-349) in 106 games...Appeared in 105 games at short, making 25 errors.