PERALTA SWINGING A HOT BAT IN THE MAJORS

PERALTA SWINGING A HOT BAT IN THE MAJORS

Hot-hitting David Peralta (Wichita 2012, Amarillo 2013, pictured) picked up two more hits to keep his average above .400 in his young major league career with Arizona Friday night. Peralta also continues to use social media to show how grateful he is to various people who have helped him. He used Facebook to tell the Wichita (KS) Wingnuts, the first of two American Association stops (Amarillo, TX was the last one), how much he appreciated everyone’s help, singling out hitting coach Jose Amada, who the outfielder said “helped me learn a lot about hitting”. Peralta was part of establishing two records in his very first game with the D-Backs. The team started an all-Venezuelan outfield (Peralta, Ender Inciarte, Gerardo Parra), a first for a National League team, and along with Miguel Montero and Martin Prado it marked the first time five Venezuelan natives were in a starting lineup in either major league.