Freddy Peralta made his big league debut on Sunday vs. the Colorado Rockies, and let me tell you, he did not disappoint. The 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic is the Brewers #9 prospect coming into this season and he came out pitching like a top prospect. In his first start, Peralta threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against a very potent offense, throwing 98 pitches and striking out 13 batters. Peralta’s performance was record-setting, accumulating the most strikeouts in a debut for any Brewers player. He also became the 5th player in MLB history to have 13 or more strikeouts in their debut. Of those 13 strikeouts, 12 of them came from his fastball and 11 of them were swinging strikes. Of his 98 pitches, 90/98 were fastballs and 8/98 were curveballs. Peralta was consistently throwing 90-93 MPH with his fastball all game, topping out at 95MPH to Nolen Arenado
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Craig Counsell came out after the game and said: “I think we can find him another one.” Referring to getting Peralta another start before Chase comes back. His next start could be as soon as Friday or Saturday on the road this week in Minnesota. Let’s hope Peralta can keep this going against the Twins. It isn’t unheard of to see young pitchers have success early against teams who haven’t seen them much. True success comes when you can continue to pitch well against teams who have seen you more than once.
Welcome to the Crew, Freddy Peralta. pic.twitter.com/QDMWvlkUbD
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