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Viva El Birdos Jul 17, 2014

Jhonny Peralta's first half ranks him near the very top of Cardinals shortstops since the '70s

Despite what Jon Heyman thinks, Jhonny Peralta has proven to be quite an offseason signing for the Cardinals. If the season ended today, the Cardinals would be in the black on Peralta (paying $15.5 million, worth $17.4 million), per Fangraphs. With a pretty hefty four-year, $53-million contract signed over the offseason, many people wondered just how much true value Jhonny Peralta would provide to the Cardinals. Would he be an upgrade over Pete Kozma? Absolutely. Would he be worth $13.25 million of average annual value? Possibly, and with only one eighth of the contract complete, many...
KFFL Jul 4, 2014

Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta batting cleanup

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta is batting in the cleanup spot for the second ...
Sacramento Bee Jul 3, 2014
Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Jhonny Peralta knew he hit it well. He didn't know how well until the ball landed in the seats. St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Mark Ellis attempts a double play after San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence is forced out at second base in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants' Buster Posey was safe at first base on the play. St. Louis won the game 2-0. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez throws in the first inning of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, July 3, 2014, in San...

Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Jhonny Peralta knew he hit it well. He didn't know how well until the ball landed in the seats.
Sacramento Bee Jul 3, 2014
Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homer among his two hits and Carlos Martinez earned his second win as a starter, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the reeling San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Thursday. St. Louis Cardinals' Seth Maness, right, is tagged out at home plate by San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, in the eighth inning of their baseball game Thursday, July 3, 2014, in San Francisco. Maness was trying to score from third base after the Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta lined into a double play to Giants left fielder Tyler Colvin. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison...
Rotoworld Jul 3, 2014

Jhonny Peralta belts 12th homer Thursday - Jhonny Peralta (SS) St Louis Cardinals

Jhonny Peralta singled and launched a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homer among his two hits and Carlos Martinez earned his second win as a starter, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the reeling San Francisco…
KFFL Jun 28, 2014

Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta sitting

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta is out of the lineup Saturday, June 28.

Peralta's 2-run double helps Cards beat Dodgers

Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking two-run double and Yadier Molina homered, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Viva El Birdos Jun 23, 2014

Explaining Jhonny Peralta

Jhonny Peralta has been exactly what the Cardinals expected. He's been an above-average shortstop and a solid bat, but his power and low average have been a surprise, as has his continued uptick in defense defying typical aging curves. Jhonny Peralta has many different identities as a major leaguer. Poor defensive shortstop, home run hitter, high-average, low average, average third baseman, good defensive shortstop, PED user, big-money free agent have all been used to accurately describe Jhonny Peralta. Three months into a four-year contract with the Cardinals, he has continued to produce...

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