I've been impressed with what I've seen out of Luis Peralta so far this season.
Granted, I've only seen his two most dominant starts.
The most recent came last Wednesday, when Peralta struck out nine batters in 3.2 innings. The overall stat line didn't look great, with four walks and an earned run. Three of those walks came with two outs in the fourth, and the run scored when reliever Dante Mendoza came on and issued a fourth straight two-out walk.
The outing showed the good and the bad for Peralta.
The good? A low-90s fastball that he can sometimes control down and inside to righties, while often elevating high with arm-side movement for swings and misses. Pair that with a big breaking curveball, and you can see why Peralta has 23 strikeouts in 11 innings this year.
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