This year marks the first time since 2015 that David Peralta is healthy from the right wrist. In the first month of the regular season, they saw the results of place, since the Venezuelan has been integral part of a offensive of the Diamondbacks that is surpassed only by the one of the Nationals in majors as far as annotated races refer.
In 23 games of the young campaign, the Valencian carries a .326 average, with a base percentage of .382, .511 slugging, six doubles and three homers.
For Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, the key to Peralta has been the strength in that right wrist that was operated during the offseason to repair the damage the ranger suffered for the first time in the last weekend of the harvest 2015.
“I see someone who has his hands behind, in a loaded position, his head on the ball and making good decisions with a square swing,” said Lovullo, in his first year as an Arizona ruler, about Peralta. “He’s not opening up and moving away from the ball, he’s relying on the trajectory of his bat, I know that was something that worked hard.”
Indeed, coming from a 2016 in which he hit just .251 / .295 / .433 in just 48 games due to persistent wrist pains and other physical discomforts, Peralta had to have the patience to wait to be fully recovered to put Try your hands on the batting box. But once it was proved that at last it was 100% in that sense, the spring preparation was made in full swing.
And after averaging just .178 in his first 11-game clashes of 2017, the former Cardinals pitching prospect has batted .468 / .528 / .681 since April 17. In that time, Peralta set a record for the Diamondbacks with four doubles in a game and had another game in which he drew on each of his five plate visits.
For the 29-year-old outfielder, the key to this good time has been to know how to make the usual adjustments on the go.