2010 TigsTown Player Capsule: Jhonny Peralta

Peralta came to the Tigers midway through the year

Ready to take a look back at the performers of 2010 and what's in store for them in 2011? Head inside to read the 2010 player capsules! With Jhonny Peralta on the verge of signing a new two-year deal, let's take a look back at his 2010 campaign.

Five Numbers That Sum Up The Season

OPS+

K:BB-DET

CAR-‘10 BAbip

FB% ‘09/'10

CAR UZR/150

92

34:21

.039

30.6%/43.4%

-5.4


What It All Means

Jhonny Peralta had an interesting 2010 season, starting off with the Indians at third base, getting shipped to Detroit and switching positions in the process, starting things off with a two homer game, and then treading water for the most part from there on out. Peralta's 92 OPS+ showing him holding his own, but not necessarily being a dominant player on offense, and his K:BB ratio shows a similar solid but not outstanding performance. Some may point to his uncharacteristically low BAbip that dragged down his average (and in turn OPS), but he also had a huge jump in fly ball percentage, nearly a 50% increase, which if that continues, will likely continue to result in a lower average on balls in play. Finally, the Tigers relied on Peralta to be the team's most-days shortstop, but he wasn't exactly a whiz with the glove, nor has he ever been for his career at short, with UZR/150 of -5.4.

What Does the Future Hold

The Tigers are on the verge of bringing Peralta back for a two-year deal worth $11.25 million, with a club option for a third year at $6 million. A contract very similar to Brandon Inge's, the Tigers may get a tad more offensive production out of him comparatively, but it's hard to see him being better than a below average glove in the field. Offense is important, especially on this team, but Peralta may find himself sitting in the later innings of close games in favor of Ramon Santiago or Danny Worth. That being said, the Tigers could do far worse (and have, like in 2010 with Adam Everett) than going into 2011 with Peralta as their guy at shortstop.

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