Seattle Mariners: 5 Trade Target from Diamondbacks Rebuild
Next, on our list, we will take a look at outfielder David Peralta. Coming off a breakout season of clubbing 30 homers and slashing .292/.352/.516, the 31-year-old will be a popular trade target for a lot of teams.
Due to earn roughly $7.7 million in arbitration in 2019, Peralta is a terrific bargain IF he can repeat his output away from Chase Field. Whether or not he can is up for debate. At the hitter-friendly confines of Chase Field, Peralta posted a 161 wRC+ and a .988 OPS. On the road, he posted a league average 100 wRC+ and a .750 OPS.
Peralta is also a bit of a platoon player. In 2018, Peralta bashed RHP to a tune of .318/.377/.568 and a 150 wRC+. Against LHP, he slashed just .237/.294/.399 with a 86 wRC+.
Overall, Peralta is an average defender and slightly above-average base-runner. He puts the ball in play at an above-average pace and takes a decent number of walks. 2018 may be a mirage, but if Peralta could post his 2017 slash line of .293/.352/.444, it could be a decent upgrade in LF over Ben Gamel.
However, Peralta and Gamel may not be significantly different in terms of value, making a deal for the LHH unlikely.