Last Week’s Stats at Double-A Mississippi: 5-for-12 (.417), with a triple, 1K, 2SB.
Overview: Our speedy little second baseman got promoted last week, from High-A Lynchburg to Double-A Mississippi, and he didn’t lose a step. He’s now the second-youngest player in the (Double-A) Southern League.
We now have to seriously entertain the possibility that we could see Peraza in Atlanta at some point this season. In many ways he’s exactly what the Atlanta lineup is missing. He’s a right-handed leadoff man, and a legit stolen base threat.
He would give the Braves the leadoff man they currently lack, and he would allow them to spread the lefties in the lineup (Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman) out early in the lineup, with right-handers Justin Upton or Evan Gattis hitting third.
Now that Tommy La Stella is starting to struggle, the Braves may be desperate enough for offense to push Peraza to the majors this season.
2014 Stats (from High-A Lynchburg): .342/.365/.454, .376 BABIP, 10.5 K%, 3.3 BB%
Stock: UP! Big-time UP!