David Peralta

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David Peralta
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Peralta batting for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 spring training
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 6
Outfielder
Born: (1987-08-14) August 14, 1987 (age 31)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Bats: LeftThrows: Left
MLB debut
June 1, 2014, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through June 24, 2019)
Batting average .292
Home runs 82
Runs batted in 314
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Senger David Peralta Guerreiro (born August 14, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Outfielder defensive position in baseball

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Early life

David Peralta was born on August 14, 1987 in Valencia, Venezuela where he grew up with two sisters, Ivonne and Erika. [1] His father is also named David Peralta, and his mother is Diocelina Peralta. [2]

Valencia, Carabobo Place in Carabobo, Venezuela

Valencia is the capital city of Carabobo State, and the third largest city in Venezuela.

Career

Peralta started his career as a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, having signed with the team in 2004 for a $35,000 bonus. [3] [4] After numerous injuries and two shoulder surgeries, the Cardinals released Peralta in May 2009. [2] He then played as an outfielder in independent baseball for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, Wichita Wingnuts, and Amarillo Sox. [5] [6] In 2013, he signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. [7]

St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings

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Peralta was called up to the majors for the first time on June 1, 2014. [8] He made his major league debut that day. [6] He tied a Diamondbacks record by recording 7 multi-hit games in his first 15 games, hitting .328 with one home run and two RBIs. [9] 2015 was a breakout season for Peralta, who hit .312 and racked up 17 home runs and an NL-leading 10 triples as the Diamondbacks' primary left fielder. [10]

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Personal life

Peralta's wife Jordan gave birth to their first child in August 2017. [11]

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