3. Freddy Peralta, RHP
Freddy Peralta turned in a wonderful debut season with the Milwaukee Brewers. As one of the Crew’s star pitching prospects, Peralta should not be going anywhere this offseason.
Despite how his 4.25 ERA might look, Peralta pitched well for the Brewers, and stepped up when the team needed him most. When Chase Anderson and Zach Davies went down with injury in May, the team needed an emergency starter, and Peralta filled the role admirably, earning himself several more starts the rest of the season.
Peralta finished the season with 14 starts and 16 total appearances. The Brewers will need him to be an important part of the starting rotation in 2019. With the regression of Chase Anderson, the concerning shoulder and back injuries to Zach Davies, and the free agent departure of Wade Miley, Peralta will be able to cement himself in this rotation.
Keep in mind, Peralta is just 22 years old, and he’s already shown an ability to adjust and be successful in the big leagues. With a ceiling as a No. 2 or No. 3 starting pitcher, Peralta will be a vital piece of the current championship window.