Mar 7, 2015; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Jose Peraza (70) throws to first against the New York Mets during the spring training baseball game at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
2. Jose Peraza
Of all the players the Dodgers acquired at the deadline, Peraza is probably the least disappointing of the bunch so far. The 21-year-old second baseman played two games in the majors when Howie Kendrick went down with his hamstring injury and had one hit (a triple) in six at bats. In AAA (OKC and Gwinette, ATL’s affiliate), Peraza is slashing .293/.316/.378 with 33 stolen bases in 40 attempts. He’s played at second, short and centerfield in his short time in OKC and he could be the spark the Dodgers have desperately been lacking. If Kendrick and Chase Utley walk after this season, he’s probably the frontrunner to take over at second next season. His speed off the bench could be vital in a close game down the stretch.
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