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2015 Dodgers review: Jose Peraza

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The Dodgers acquired second baseman Jose Peraza from the Braves in a three-team, 13-player deal on July 30. His time with the club was brief, interrupted by a hamstring injury, then over almost before it began, traded to the Reds in December in yet another Dodgers' three-team deal.

What went right

Peraza made his major league debut for the Dodgers on Aug. 10, at 21 years, 102 days old the youngest Dodger position player since Adrian Beltre.

Peraza tripled in that Aug. 10 game, the first Dodger to triple in his major league debut since pitcher Doug Rau on Aug. 2, 1972.

When Peraza started at second base on Sept. 11 with Corey Seager at shortstop, it marked the first time both starting middle infielders for the Dodgers were age 21 or younger since Sept. 28, 1947.

Despite playing in only seven games, Peraza tied for sixth on the Dodgers with three stolen bases, and was three steals away from tying for third.

After stealing 64 bases in Class-A in 2013, then 60 bases between advanced Class-A and Double-A in 2014, Peraza stole 33 bases in Triple-A in 2015, but at an impressive 82.5-percent clip. He was 7-for-7 in steals for Triple-A Oklahoma City, making him 10-for-10 in the Dodgers organization.

Peraza showed versatility after joining the Dodgers. In addition to second base, he made four starts at shortstop and four in center field for Oklahoma City, and also played one game in reserve in center field with the Dodgers.

What went wrong

Despite hitting .293, Peraza's on-base percentage in Triple-A was just .316 in 2015, including .304 with a .289 batting average in 22 games with Oklahoma City. Though the fact that he relatively held his own for a full season in Triple-A at age 21 was impressive enough.

Peraza missed most of September with a hamstring strain, limited to just three games in the final month, including missing all of the final 20 contests. The injury ruined whatever chance he might have had of making the postseason roster.

2015 particulars

Age: 21

Stats: 4-for-22 (.182), double, triple, two walks, three steals in seven games; -0.2 rWAR, 0.0 fWAR

Salary: $507,500; pro-rated share for his time with the Dodgers, roughly $114,000

Game of the year

On Aug. 29 against the Cubs, in just his third major league game, Peraza was 2-for-4 with a double, scoring his first two major league runs, driving in his first run, and stealing his first two major league bases in a 5-2 Dodgers win.

Roster status

Peraza was traded to the Reds along with outfielder Scott Schebler and minor league infielder Brandon Dixon in a three-team trade on Dec. 16 that saw third baseman Todd Frazier go to the White Sox, with pitcher Frankie Montas, outfielder Trayce Thompson and infielder Micah Johnson coming to the Dodgers.