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Jace Peterson | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: McNeese State
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Jace Peterson clubbed a solo home run as the Braves took down the Mets on Tuesday.
Peterson tied the game at 1-1 in the fifth inning, driving a Logan Verrett offering over the fence in right field. It's his sixth homer of the season and his first since August 3. He's also knocked in 52 runs, scored 53 runs, and compiled a .240/.315/.341 batting line. Sep 22 - 10:36 PM

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Jace Peterson went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, striking the big blow to defeat the Phillies on Sunday.

Peterson broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning when he belted an Adam Morgan offering to right field in the fifth inning. His effort helped the Braves avoid a four-game series sweep in Philadelphia. The second baseman isn't normally one for power, as he's batting .245/.322/.343 with 44 RBI and only four home runs.
Aug 2 - 5:21 PM

Jace Peterson had two hits and three RBI in five plate appearances, helping the Braves stave off the Dodgers for a win on Monday.

Peterson doubled in a pair of runs in the fourth inning to extend the Braves' lead to 4-0. He added an RBI single in the sixth to break a 4-4 tie. The 25-year-old hasn't been much to write home about, as he's hitting .252/.330/.353 with three home runs and 40 RBI while stealing nine bases in 18 attempts.
Jul 20 - 10:38 PM

Jace Peterson hit his third home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Peterson connected with a Vance Worley pitch in the seventh inning to give the Braves a little breathing room. The homer was his second this month and his first in two weeks as he gets settled in atop the Braves lineup. The homer was Peterson's only hit in five at-bats on the afternoon, leaving his line at .266/.344/.375.
Jun 28 - 4:26 PM

Jace Peterson went 2-for-5 with three RBI against the Pirates on Saturday.

With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Peterson swatted a three-run double to pull the Braves within two runs. The multi-hit game was just his second since June 14 as his overall line has dropped to .267/.346/.367 following a fast start. Despite his down stretch, Peterson continues to hit near the top of the lineup for the Braves.
Jun 27 - 8:43 PM

Jace Peterson hit a go-ahead two-run double in a 2-1 win over the Mets on Friday.

The Braves went into the bottom of the eighth trailing 1-0 against Jacob deGrom, but put two runners on before Mets manager Terry Collins brought in left-hander Sean Gilmartin. However, Peterson followed with a fly ball over the head of Juan Lagares in center field which gave the Braves the lead. The 25-year-old finished the night 2-for-3 with a walk and owns a solid .284/.258/.387 batting line on the year.
Jun 19 - 10:28 PM

Jace Peterson went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, extending his hitting streak to nine games in Monday's win over the Red Sox.

Peterson pushed the Braves' lead to 4-0 with his seventh-inning RBI single against Robbie Ross, Jr. The second baseman hasn't hit for much power, but has been useful otherwise, batting .284/.354/.379 with two home runs, 28 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
Jun 15 - 10:25 PM

Jace Peterson launched a three-run home run and scored three runs in a 3-for-5 effort on Sunday, but the Braves fell to the Mets.

Peterson took Dillon Gee yard in the second inning, breaking a 1-1 tie. The 25-year-old is on an eight-game hitting streak, now batting .285/.356/.382 with two home runs and 27 RBI. He's needed 12 opportunities to steal six bases, but base-stealing efficiency isn't a fantasy category, fortunately.
Jun 14 - 4:19 PM

Jace Peterson went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Mets.

Peterson now has four multi-hit games in his last five. He has just one home run and has been thrown out six times in 12 steal attempts, but he's hitting .279 with a .354 on-base percentage and has found a home as the Braves' leadoff man. He's relevant in deeper mixed formats.
Jun 12 - 10:28 PM

Jace Peterson went 2-for-4 with an RBI infield single in Thursday's 11-inning loss to the Padres.

Peterson drove in a run with an infield single in the seventh inning. The RBI was his 23rd of the season. The second baseman's hitting .275/.349/.347 with one homer and the 23 RBI during the 2015 campaign. He's been dealing with a sore left thumb over the last few weeks and while the injury kept him out of a pair of games over the weekend, it looks like he'll forge on ahead for the time being.
Jun 11 - 5:09 PM

Jace Peterson (thumb) is back in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

Peterson missed a couple games with a sore left thumb, an ailment that he's dealt with for a couple weeks. He's ready to roll Sunday, though, as he's playing second base and batting leadoff.
Jun 7 - 1:19 PM

Jace Peterson (thumb) could be available to pinch-hit Saturday against the Pirates.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he expects Peterson to return for Sunday's series finale. Juan Uribe is filling in at second base on Saturday. He hasn't made a start there since 2011.
Jun 6 - 5:20 PM

Jace Peterson is absent from the Braves' lineup Friday due to a sore left hand.

It's actually something he's been dealing with for a couple weeks. X-rays were negative, though, and he hopes to play Sunday. Pedro Ciriaco is at second base while Peterson sits.
Jun 5 - 3:53 PM

Jace Peterson hit a walkoff RBI single Saturday in the Braves' 3-2 extra-innings win over the Brewers.

Peterson smacked a leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning but was caught trying to steal second base. His next hit of the game -- five at-bats later -- was a single to left-center field that scored Alberto Callaspo from third base in the bottom of the 11th inning. Peterson, 25, is batting .264/.336/.318 with four steals and 14 runs in 39 games this season.
May 23 - 8:15 PM

Jace Peterson went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a two-run single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Peterson was once again a factor in the Braves' offense a day after hitting a grand slam. He singled in two runs and later scored as part of the Braves' five-run second inning. He's now batting .284/.350/.349 with one home run and 15 RBI.
May 17 - 3:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Christian Bethancourt
3Ryan Lavarnway
4Matt Kennelly
5Braeden Schlehuber
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Erick Aybar
2Pedro Ciriaco
3Daniel Castro
3B1Hector Olivera
2Adonis Garcia
3Reid Brignac
LF1Nick Swisher
2Matt Tuiasosopo
CF1Michael Bourn
2Mallex Smith
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Shelby Miller
3Mike Minor
4Manny Banuelos
5Matt Wisler
6Bud Norris
7Michael Foltynewicz
8Williams Perez
9Ryan Weber
Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Andrew McKirahan
4Brandon Cunniff
5Matt Marksberry
6Chris Withrow
7Paco Rodriguez
8Daniel Winkler
9Shae Simmons
10Daniel Burawa
11Ian Krol
12David Carpenter
13Madison Younginer