Previewing the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2015 starting rotation

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Sep 16, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta (38) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Wily Peralta

There are many different ways you could describe Big Wily Peralta after his breakout year last season.

He’s your prototypical power pitcher.  He’s the ace of this staff.  He’s a workhorse.  He’s a pitcher you want to build your staff around.

Wily ended the 2014 campaign with a 17-11 record and a 3.53 ERA in 198.2 innings pitched.

Peralta loves to bully every batter he faces.  It was never more evident than last season when he led the team in strikeouts with 154 and averaged a 58.2 percent first-pitch strike rate against opposing hitters.

There is no doubt that Wily has fantastic upside, arguably the best on the entire roster.  However,there are a few things Brewer fans would like to see him shore up.  Wily likes to walk batters and give up hits.

While Peralta led the team in strikeouts, he also led the team in walks (61) and hits (198).

It was no secret that Peralta can get a bit wild on the mound, but if he is dialed in, he’s one of the best in the National League.

If Peralta can reduce these numbers even a tad, there is no reason why he can’t top the season he had in 2014 and make a name for himself on the national stage.

Look for Peralta to really solidify his place as the new ace of this Brewers staff in 2015.

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