Arizona Diamondbacks, David Peralta Agree to 3-Year Extension

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 05: David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts while at bat in the MLB game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field on August 05, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 05: David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts while at bat in the MLB game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field on August 05, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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David Peralta remains with the Arizona Diamondbacks through 2022 as the two parties agree on a 3-year, $22M extension. Here’s what we know.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and outfielder David Peralta have agreed to a three-year, $22 million extension.

The deal is arranged where Peralta will make $7million in 2020, $7.75 million in 2021 and 2022 under the new deal.

Peralta is heading into his age 32-season and he was supposed to be a free agent next offseason before this deal. Agreeing to an extension was a great move for Peralta, who is coming off a disappointing offensive 2019 campaign, one which ended in shoulder surgery Despite only playing in 99 games during the 2019 season, he was a Gold Glove recipient for his stellar performance in Left Field.

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2019 does not define the player Peralta can be. His 2018 season was very impressive. Through 146 games, the Silver Slugger hit 30 home runs, 87 RBI and hit .293.

Not only was he a strong player in. 2018, Peralta has been producing for a while. In 2015, he led the NL in triples with 0 and posted a .893 OPS., a career-high.

When healthy, Peralta is a dual-threat outfielder. He has a strong arm in left and has the potential to be a powerful bat in Arizona’s lineup.

This is a smart move by the Diamondbacks as well. This locks David Peralta in for three more seasons. Avoiding free agency was huge because if Peralta were to stay healthy and put up big numbers in 2020, his cost might have gotten too high.

The Diamondbacks continue to be aggressive this offseason. They signed Madison Bumgarner in December to a five-year deal. They agreed to terms with right fielder Kole Calhoun for two seasons, as well as adding Junior Guerra and Hector Rondon to the bullpen on a pair of one-year deals.

Arizona finished second in the NL West, 85-77, just missing a Wild Card spot. These offseason moves could aid their improvement in 2020.

Not only is Peralta’s signing a good thing for fans of the Arizona Diamondback, but it is good for a lot of younger players. This is one of the first pre-free agency extensions of 2020. This could lead to a potential ripple effect and other players could have leverage and have an opportunity to begin an extension conversation.

Last offseason was filled with extensions for players who were approaching free agency. This is the first one of this offseason and it could spark a movement in MLB.

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The next few weeks will reveal if Peralta’s extension will have more than just an impact for Arizona, but for players across the league.