Sounds pitcher named Pacific Coast League's best for last week

Monday, July 9, 2012 at 4:56pm
Staff reports

Nashville Sounds right-hander Wily Peralta, the Milwaukee Brewers’ top prospect, was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

Peralta won both of his starts last week against the Iowa Cubs and Memphis Redbirds, allowing just one unearned run in 12 2/3 innings while striking out 12. Against the Cubs last Monday, he tied a personal record with seven scoreless innings.

Peralta is 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA in his last five starts as the Sounds (40-51) enter the Triple-A All-Star break, which runs through Wednesday. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in his 18 2/3 innings (three games) since June 22. For the season, he is 5-8 in 18 starts with a 5.10 ERA and 79 strikeouts and 49 walks in 90 innings pitched.

The undrafted 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic has been with the Brewers organization since 2006. After he compiled a 11-7 mark last year between Nashville and Double-A Huntsville, Baseball America tabbed him as the organization’s No. 1 prospect entering the 2012 season.

On April 22 he made his Major League debut with the Brewers. He gave up one run on three hits in one inning pitched against Colorado for a 9.00 ERA before he returned to Nashville.