Should the #Braves trade Jose Peraza? (Yes)

It appears we underrated Jace Peterson. He doesn’t have Peraza’s speed but is said to be superior defensively and is better at getting on base. Peraza is hitting .286 but has walked only 12 times, good for a .323 OBP, about .30 points below Jace.

Peraza has been playing some CF, but there’s no great need there. Cameron Maybin’s renaissance looks increasingly legit, and Mallex Smith has a .423 OBP and 21 steals at Mississippi.

Plus, 18-year-old Ozhaino Albies, playing SS for Rome, continues to impress, batting .318 with 22 SB and a .378 OBP.

A shortstop with speed has plenty of value, much more than a part-time OF. I would trade Peraza for another prospect, preferably a catcher or third baseman with some pop from the right side

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6 comments

  1. Yes

    I think Jace and Cam have been our most valuable position players this year.

    The only positive momentum this team has is the personnel upgrades from John Hart’s trades. Make some more by the deadline.

  2. I think between Peraza, J. Johnson, and Grilli that the Braves should be able to get a really nice return of young talent during the season. Combine that with some shrewd off-season moves and we may be able to watch a contender again next season, which would be fitting because I’d hate to see them close out their time at Turner field with a lousy team and no chance of making the playoffs.

  3. The Braves took a right-handed, power-hitting third baseman with the 41st pick in the draft a few days ago. I’d go for a catcher instead (even though we took one of those with pick #54).

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