Detroit Tigers: 3 players to explore trade deadline deals with

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Detroit Tigers, Wily Peralta
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Starting pitcher Wily Peralta

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While the Detroit Tigers have had their share of injury issues in the summer of 2021, Wily Peralta has been money since being called up.

There’s been plenty of injury woes to the pitching staff, and Peralta has been lights out since joining the team’s rotation.

He’s pitching like he’s en route to a record-setting performance. Peralta has logged seven appearances, six of them being starts where he is 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over 33 innings of work.

Peralta is coming off of a full season out of the game, not pitching in the big leagues for the 2020 season. His last season was in 2019 with the Kansas City Royals. In just 40.1 innings pitched in 2019, Peralta’s ERA was 5.80 while his WHIP was 1.59, quite a far cry from his performance this season.

It’s been quite the tear for Peralta, who has been pitching out of his mind lately. If Peralta continues this leading up to the trade deadline, a team may bite on him. A team looking to ride the hot hand and bring in an extra starter for depth might be in on him.

He’s 32 years old now and is not really going to be a long-term solution anywhere, but if Avila gets the option to flip him for any sort of return, he should take it.

I’ll be standing by my statement that the team is likely going to be quiet at the deadline based on some of Avila’s comments. However, if the team is active, the team needs to explore trades with these three players.

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Time will tell, but the trade deadline is approaching, and Avila’s time to shine is coming.