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 32)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Bats: LeftThrows: Left
MLB debut
June 1, 2014, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average .290
Home runs 85
Runs batted in 330
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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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]

Career

St. Louis Cardinals

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]

American Association

He then played as an outfielder in independent baseball for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, Wichita Wingnuts, and Amarillo Sox. [5] [6]

Arizona Diamondbacks

In 2013, he signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. [7]

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]

Peralta played in 48 games for the Diamondbacks in 2016, hitting .251/.295/.433 with 4 home runs and 43 hits in 171 at-bats. In 2017 with Arizona, Peralta played in 140 games for the club, batting .293/.352/.444 with 154 hits and 14 home runs in 525 at-bats. In 2018, Peralta hit .293/.352/.516 in 146 games for the Diamondbacks, with a career high 164 hits and a career high 30 home runs. Peralta was awarded the Silver Slugger award at the end of the season. In 2019, Peralta batted .275/.343/.461 in 99 games for Arizona, with 105 hits and 12 home runs. He was awarded the Gold Glove award at the end of the season.

Personal life

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

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