David Peralta, Arizona Diamondbacks
A 33 year old slugger who’s currently batting .260 with a .743 OPS, I actually don’t envision David Peralta being a major trade target for the Philadelphia Phillies around the July deadline. While he’s making contact at a higher rate than McCutchen, his defense isn’t all that much better (-0.6 dWAR versus -1.0 dWAR), his on-base percentage is lower, and he’s hit seven fewer home runs than Cutch.
If you’re going to stick a veteran out in left field who can’t really field or get on base, you’d prefer someone with an above average amount of pop. As things stand, McCutchen is currently the better option there.
It’s worth mentioning that Peralta is a left-handed bat, if that’s something that Dombrowski really wants in his lineup. However, it’s still likely not worth giving up prospects for. Peralta is on the hook for $7.5 million in 2021 and 2022, which is also too much money for what you’d be getting out of him, especially next season.
While the Diamondbacks will likely be able to get some sort of half-decent return for Peralta as they’re set to go full “fire sale” mode at the trade deadline, it shouldn’t be from Dombrowski and the Philadelphia Phillies.