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I’m not sure what the plan is for the Arizona Diamondbacks going into 2020, but if they decide to trade some assets to rebuild, the Padres should be banging on the door for David Peralta.
The 32-year-old is a left-handed hitting slugger who could fill a huge hole for the Padres this offseason.
He only played in 99 games in 2019, but he still put up good numbers with a .275 average and 12 home runs with an OPS of .804.
In his six-year career he has a .290 average and a .824 OPS with 85 home runs.
Peralta would be a rental as he’s only under team control for one more season, but he’d be relatively cheap as he’s projected to make around $8.5 million in his last year of arbitration.
And he just won a Gold Glove … go get this man.
Robbie Ray has been rumored to be on the trading block in the past and could be a good fit in the Padres rotation.
He posted a 4.34 ERA in 2019 with 235 strikeouts in 174.1 innings with a WHIP of 1.34 mostly because of a high walk rate.