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Free Wily Peralta?!

By on August 18, 2011

For a farm system left without any top talent after the trades of Brett Lawrie, Jake Odorizzi, Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar, Wily Peralta’s 2011 season has been a revelation. Peralta has notched 134 strikeouts in 132 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, including 17 strikeouts in his first two starts (13 innings) at Triple-A Nashville. With the strikeout stuff has come the total package, as well — his ERA was 3.46 at Double-A Huntsville and sits at 2.06 in Nashville, and his walk rate of 3.3 per nine innings is low enough to play with his stuff.

Peralta has shot up the prospect lists, earning an honorable mention on Keith Law’s Top 50 Midseason Prospects list (albeit a list which didn’t include some players like Mike Trout due to their presence in the majors at the time) to go with his dominating performance. A good year at Double-A probably would’ve been considered successful for Peralta. Instead, we have this, from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt:

#Brewers manager Ron Roenicke hinted today that prospect RHP Wily Peralta might start second game of DH on Monday in Pittsburgh.

This is kind of mind blowing. Entering the season, we knew Wily Peralta was good, but we didn’t know he was this good. We knew Wily Peralta was one of the Brewers’ closest pitchers to the major leagues, but under no circumstances did we think we would see him helping this year’s team in their quest for the playoffs.

Of course, there’s still a chance Chris Narveson makes the start Roenicke is referring to, and Peralta continues to toil away in Triple-A, preparing himself to join the Brewers rotation in 2012. But either way, just the idea of Peralta contributing this early is phenomenal, and his season cannot be declared anything other than a complete success.

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  1. Nick says: August 19, 2011

    Is there even room for him in the 2012 rotation?
    Narveson’s spot would be the only spot he would have a chance of overtaking.

    • Jack Moore says: August 19, 2011

      I would have no qualms of trading Narveson for help at SS/1B/farm system if Peralta is as good his numbers are suggesting right now.

  2. nick says: August 19, 2011

    If I am no mistaken wolf if a FA at the end of the year. Although he is having a amazing year for himself right now he maybe gone next year opening a spot for Peralta.

  3. Tim Schaefer says: August 19, 2011

    You’d be willing to trade him right now? I’m as excited about Peralta as the next guy, but at least Narveson’s a known quantity in the bigs. With bad scissors aim, maybe, but still.

    He’s only signed through the end of the year, right? So presumably the Brewers’ big question is going to be if he’s worth the market price. I expect the answer will be “No.”

  4. Josh says: August 19, 2011

    Wolf is signed through next year, there is not currently room in the rotation. Trading Narveson (soon to be 30 years old) in the off-season would make the most sense if there is anyone ready to fill the fifth spot in the rotation.

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