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Five players who need to step up in David Peralta’s absence

By Christopher Gaine
Apr 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta slams his bat down as he reacts after striking out against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta slams his bat down as he reacts after striking out against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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3. Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke hasn’t had an ERA+ under the league-average of 100 since 2005– his second year in the Bigs. He’s at 81 this season. The Diamondbacks won’t be hitting much without Peralta, so the rotation, which has a 4.89 ERA so far, is going to need to step its game up. This starts with the $206.5-million man.

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