Peralta’s stay with the big league club will likely be a short one given the reason for his promotion. The Brewers announced earlier today that Chase Anderson had an illness and was unable to make his scheduled start. Anderson is headed to the 10-day DL. Brent Suter was forced into action a day early, and recent call up Alec Asher also had to pitch, leaving the Brewers with a need in the rotation.
A beaming Freddy Peralta talks about getting to make his MLB debut Sunday in front of mom and dad, who have never seen him pitch a professional game. pic.twitter.com/NVb0sLBF5V— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 13, 2018
Peralta was acquired as a part of a three-pitcher package for Adam Lind back in 2015. This was one of the very first trades David Stearns made as the Crew’s General Manager in what would prove to be a busy offseason.
The young righty has a career 3.31 ERA in the minors with a 10.6 K/9 to a 3.6 BB/9 rate. He established himself as one of the best prospects in the Brewers’ system last year when he broke out over 13 games at AA Biloxi with a 2.26 ERA in 63 2⁄3 innings while averaging a 12.9 K/9 to a 4.4 BB/9. This season, he has pitched to a 3.63 ERA at AAA Colorado Springs but owns a 1.98 DRA.
MLB Pipeline ranks Peralta as the Crew’s ninth-best prospect. They give his fastball a plus-grade because of his deception and movement with the pitch, more than the velocity. He also has two above-average pitches in his biting slider and an excellent changeup.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference and Baseball Prospectus.