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St. Louis Cardinals: Jhonny Peralta’s Contact Quality

After Jhonny Peralta struggled in 2016, many St. Louis Cardinals fans called for the team to move the former shortstop and upgrade the third base position. Once it became apparent that the front office intended to keep him, Cardinals bloggers and reporters came out in full force to argue whether we should expect Peralta to return to form or continue down an age-related decline.

A few weeks ago, Brendan Dlubala made a case for why fans should expect Peralta to bounce back. Viva el Birdos noted a sharp decline in performance beginning in July of 2015, which carried into 2016.