Freddy Peralta Diaz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
Pitcher Freddy Peralta had a 1.56 ERA in 55 1/3 innings for the DSL Mariners in 2013. He slumped stateside, posting a 5.29 mark for the AZL Mariners in 2014, but averaged 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings in both 2015 and 2016. On December 9, 2015, he was traded with minor league pitchers Carlos Herrera and Daniel Missaki to the Milwaukee Brewers for slugger Adam Lind.
He was a Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star in 2016. That year, he went 4-1, 2.85 in 16 games for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, then finished the season with the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League. Combined, he was 4-4, 3.62. In 2017, he started off with the Carolina Mudcats and in mid-season was promoted to AA with the Biloxi Shuckers of the Southern League. His won/loss record was an unimpressive 3-8, but his other numbers were good, with an ERA of 2.63 and just 77 hits allowed in 120 innings, with 169 strikeouts. After the season, he was named the #9 prospect in the Brewers organization by mlb.com.
He started 2018 in the AAA Pacific Coast League and did well from the get-go for the Colorado Springs SkySox, as after 7 starts, he was 5-1, 3.63 in an environment notoriously favorable to hitters. He was called up to Milwaukee on May 13th to make a start in place of Chase Anderson, who had a stomach illness, and had a great game against the Colorado Rockies. He took a no-hit bid into the 6th inning and struck out 13 batters in 5 2/3 innings, setting a new team record for strikeouts by a rookie - the previous record of 12 was shared by four different pitchers. The 13 strikeouts weer also the most in a major league debut since Stephen Strasburg had recorded 14 in 2010. David Dahl's single in the 6th was the only one he allowed and he received credit for a 7-3 win. He did it with basically just one pitch, as he threw a four-seam fastball for 90 of hi 98 pitches. His parents and girlfriend were in attendance that day, through fortuitous circumstances; they were supposed to see him pitch in Colorado Springs on the occasion of Mothers Day, and it was the first time they had seen him pitch professionally. Because his start was moved to Denver, CO, and not across the country, they were able to be in the stands at Coors Field to watch him work his magic.
- Adam McCalvy: "Peralta fans 13 in MLB debut in front of family", mlb.com, May 13, 2018.