D.J. Peterson Named MLB.com’s No. 8 Third Base Prospect
MLBPipeline.com’s 2014 Top 100 Prospects list will be unveiled this Thursday (Jan. 23) on MLB.com, as well as during a one-hour show on MLB Network airing at 7 pm PT. Leading up to that, MLBPipeline.com takes a look at baseball’s Top 10 prospects at each position.
The top 10 third base prospects were announced today, and the the Mariners D.J. Peterson is listed No. 8 on the list. Here is what MLB.com had to say about D.J.:
D.J. Peterson, Mariners: Peterson lived up to his college reputation as an offensive performer by hitting 13 homers and posting a .918 OPS during his pro debut before being hit in the face with a pitch late in the summer. The No. 12 pick in the 2013 Draft should continue to hit for both average and power as he progresses quickly through the Seattle system. His defense doesn’t profile as well, but even if he has to move to first base, his bat should play just fine there.
Peterson, 22, combined to bat .303 (63×208) with 25 extra-base hits, including 13 home runs, in 55 games with Everett and Clinton. He was selected by the Mariners in the first round (12th overall) in the 2013 June Draft out of the University of New Mexico.
D.J. is scheduled to be part of the Mariners annual FanFest this weekend at Safeco Field.