Full name is Wandy Luis Peralta.
In 56 games (one start) with the Giants and Yankees, went 5-4 with a 3.35 ERA (51.0IP, 49H, 24R/19ER, 21BB, 43K, 6HR)…opponents batted .251 (49-for-195, 6HR); LH .246 (17-for-69, 1HR); RH .254 (32-for-126, 5HR)…Went 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA (42.2IP, 38H, 19R/14ER, 18BB, 35K, 5HR) in 46 appearances (one start) with the Yankees…32 of his 46 outings with the Yankees were scoreless...Began the season with San Francisco, going 2-1 with two saves and a 5.40 ERA (8.1IP, 11H, 5ER, 3BB, 8K, 1HR) in 10 relief appearances...Made his season debut on 4/2 at Seattle, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings (2K) and earning his first win of the season...Did not allow a run in his first four appearances of the season (4/2-11), extending his career-long scoreless streak to 15.0IP (9/4/20-4/11/21)…Recorded his first career save on 4/7 at San Diego, tossing a perfect 10th inning (1K)…Was acquired by the Yankees from the San Francisco Giants along with a player to be named later (infielder Connor Cannon) in exchange for outfielder Mike Tauchman on 4/27…was added to the Yankees’ roster prior to the game on 4/29...Did not allow a run in his first six games with the Yankees from 4/30-5/14 (4.1IP, 2H, 6K)…Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning (1BB, 1K) and earned his third win of the season—his first as a Yankee—on 5/18 at Texas...Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 6/26 (retroactive to 6/23) with a low back strain…was reinstated prior to Game 1 on 7/4 vs. the Mets and appointed as the “27th-man.”...Was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on 7/15 and missed 18 team games…made three rehab appearances (one start) with Double-A Somerset, going 1-0 over 3.1 scoreless innings (1H, 1BB, 5K)…was reinstated on 8/5...After being reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list on 8/5, went 2-2 with three saves and a 1.42 ERA (25.1IP, 4ER) and 25K in his final 24 games (one start)…his 1.42 ERA was the seventh-lowest in the AL and the 11thlowest in the Majors over that span...Made his first career start on 8/6 vs. Seattle and tossed 1.2 scoreless innings (2H, 2K)…the start came after making his first 242 career appearances as a reliever…according to Elias, was just the second Yankee in franchise history to start a game after making his first 242 appearances out of the bullpen, joining Mike Stanton who made his first career start on 5/9/99 vs. Seattle after making his first 552 career appearances as a reliever...Earned his third career save —his first as a Yankee— on 8/9 at Kansas City (1.0IP, 2H, 1R/0ER, 1K)…Tossed a season-high 9.0 scoreless innings from 8/12-30…marked his longest scoreless stretch since his career-long 15.0 inning streak from 9/4/20-4/11/21...In MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in Dyersville, Iowa against Chicago-AL on 8/12, did not allow a hit over a season high-tying 2.0 innings of relief (0R, 1BB, 3K)…also tossed 2.0IP on 9/12 at New York-NL (1H, 1ER, 1HR, 2BB, 2K)...On 8/15 at Chicago-AL, entered the game with one out in the ninth and induced a game-ending double play to earn his fourth save of the season (1H)…Entered the game on 8/24 at Atlanta with two outs in the ninth and retired the only batter he faced, stranding three inherited runners to earn his fifth save of the season...Pitched on three consecutive days from 9/3-5…was one of three Yankees relievers to pitch in three consecutive days this season (also Joely Rodríguez from 9/3-5 and Aroldis Chapman from 9/13-15)...Made the Yankees’ AL Wild Card Game roster but did not pitch...Following the season, pitched for the Águilas Cibaeñas in the Dominican Winter League, going 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA (9.2IP, 11H, 4ER, 3BB, 15K, 1HR) in 11 relief appearances.
Completed his first full season with the Giants after being acquired off waivers by SF last year from Cincinnati...went 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA (10er, 27.1ip) in 25 relief outings...Struck out at least one batter in 19 of his 25 games, averaging 8.23 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...His 25 relief appearances were tied for the ninth-most of any NL reliever...Left-handed batters hit .171 (7-for-41) off him with 12 strikeouts.
Veteran reliever began the year with Cincinnati, making their Opening Day roster... Was placed on the 10-day injured list from June 15-July 12 with a right hip flexor strain...included in that stretch was a brief rehab stint with the Triple-A Louisville Bats... Claimed off waivers by San Francisco on September 7 and appeared in eight games with the Giants.
Began the season with the Reds and posted a 6.14 ERA in 37 apps before he was optioned to Louisville on 6/21...from 6/22-7/25 made all 13 of his relief apps for the Bats before rejoining the Reds for the rest of the season...posted a 3.94 ERA in 22 apps after he was promoted from Louisville on 7/27...allowed just 2 home runs all season, to Col's Carlos Gonzalez (3-run) on 6/5 and to KC's Alex Gordon (solo) on 9/26, both at Great American Ball Park...began the season with a single-season career-high 26.1-inning homerless streak...on 6/5 vs Col allowed a 3-run HR to Carlos Gonzalez, his first HR allowed since 9/2/17 at Pit (Jordan Luplow, 3-run)...snapped his 31.1-inning homerless streak dating back to 2017...made 9 apps of more than 1.0 inning and 3 apps of 2.0 innings, tying his career high...in the bottom of the seventh inning on 4/23 vs Atl made his first career plate appearance and struck out vs Jesse Biddle...made his second career plate appearance on 5/7 vs NYM (sacrifice bunt off Hansel Robles) and his third plate appearance on 5/16 at SF (sacrifice bunt off Andrew Suárez)...following the season pitched for Aguilas Cigaenas in the Dominican Winter League (11g, 0-3, 2.25, 12ip, 9h, 4r, 3er, 2bb, 6k).
His 69 apps led all Major League rookies and ranked second on the Reds' staff (Michael Lorenzen, 70g)...from 9/3-9/17 missed 14 games with a right hip flexor strain...returned on 9/19 and finished the season with a 1.80 ERA in his final 6 apps (5ip, 1er, .143baa)...a staff-high 14 times pitched on consecutive days...twice in a 9-day span pitched a career-high 3 days in a row (8/9-8/11, 8/15-8/17)...Blake Wood (6/2-6/4) and Raisel Iglesias (8/23-8/25) were the only other Reds to pitch 3 straight days...from 6/26-7/19 produced career-high scoreless streaks of 10 games and 12.0 innings...in his last 7 apps of the first half retired 24 of 25 batters faced (8.2ip, 0h, 1bb, 6k)...11 times threw more than 1.0 inning, including a career-high 2.0 innings on 6/26 at StL...entered that game vs the Cardinals in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and no outs but stranded all 3 baserunners after inducing Yadier Molina into a 5-2-3 GIDP and Luke Voit into a groundout to short...in the 7-1 win on 4/10 at Pit threw a perfect ninth inning...combined with Michael Lorenzen (3ip) and Cody Reed (3ip) to throw 7.0 perfect innings...Reds relievers threw 7.0 hitless innings in a game for the first time in franchise history...in the ninth inning of the 2-0 loss on 4/19 vs Bal recorded 3 strikeouts on 10 pitches, 1 day after Drew Storen recorded an "immaculate inning" of 3 strikeouts on 9 pitches...threw a perfect seventh inning in the 5-4 win on 4/30 at StL and earned his first Major League victory after the Reds snapped the 4-4 tie with a run in the eighth...with 1 out in the eighth inning on 9/2 at Pit, allowed Jordan Luplow's first career HR (3-run) and then left the game with an 0-2 count on Jose Osuna (pain in right hip)...missed 14 games until he pitched again on 9/19...retired the first batter in 52 of his 69 relief apps...stranded 17 of his 26 inherited baserunners...went 0-for-2 in save opps...the Reds went 28-41 in games in which he pitched.
Spent most of the season in the minor leagues but in his Major League debut made 10 apps in relief as a September callup for the Reds...was 1 of 12 Reds players and 10 pitchers to make his Major League debut and 1 of a club-record 32 pitchers overall...became the 12th Reds player to make his Major League debut this season and the club's 30th pitcher, tying the franchise record for number of pitchers used in a season (2003)...the Reds eventually established a new record by using 32 pitchers...on 9/4 vs StL made his Major League debut by throwing a hitless seventh inning, then in the sixth frame the next day Mon vs NYM retired his only batter (lineout double play) to strand 2 baserunners...his first career strikeout victim was Jedd Gyorko on 9/4 vs StL...spent the minor league season at Pensacola and Louisville, where combined he went 4-2, 2.50 with 3 saves in 2 starts and 48 relief apps (75.2ip, 61h, 26bb, 58k, 3hr)...on 5/13 was promoted from Pensacola to Louisville...on 9/2 was promoted to Cin...at Louisville, didn't allow an earned run over 11 apps from 6/9-7/10 (22.1ip).