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Jace Peterson | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jace Peterson went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the Braves' 4-2 defeat of the Tigers on Monday.
With his .352 average, Peterson is in line to open the season as the Braves' second baseman and No. 2 hitter. He's not going to hit for much power, but he can maintain a decent average and steal bases, giving him some value in NL-only leagues. Mar 30 - 4:52 PM

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Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Jace Peterson "is in line to play second base" for the Braves.

Alberto Callaspo has played better recently, but Peterson has looked better all spring and appears poised to wrestle the second base job away from the veteran. The news potentially has notable consequence in fantasy leagues, as Peterson stole 148 bases in 389 games in the minors and has hit over .300 there over the last two seasons. He's a deep league middle infield target.
Mar 27 - 9:12 AM

Jace Peterson is fighting an infection in his right pinkie finger.

Peterson had it stepped on a few days ago, but the second baseman said the injury isn't serious. Peterson is the heavy favorite to win the Braves' starting job at the keystone. Peterson was one of the prospects acquired in the Justin Upton trade this winter.
Mar 22 - 10:25 AM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he plans to play Jace Peterson alongside Andrelton Simmons in the middle infield "as much as I can" this spring.

With Alberto Callaspo out of shape and struggling, Peterson has "put himself in a favorable position" to win the second base job, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I’m going to try to play those guys (Peterson and Simmons) as much as I can, and we will," Gonzalez said. "They’ll get plenty of reps (repetitions) between the games and practice and fungoes. They’ll be fine." Peterson struggled in his brief time with the Padres last season but is a career .287/.381/.411 hitter in the minors and has piled up gaudy stolen base totals. He makes for a fine late-round target in fantasy leagues for those looking for some cheap speed.
Mar 17 - 10:50 PM

Jace Peterson reached all three times he was up Wednesday, doubling and walking twice.

Peterson, a product of the Justin Upton trade, has a chance to win a spot on the Braves as a part-time second baseman and utilityman. The Melvin Upton Jr. injury likely helps his case, since Eric Young Jr. is now being viewed as more of an outfielder than a part-time second baseman.
Mar 4 - 5:01 PM

Braves acquired INF Jace Peterson from the Padres in the Justin Upton trade.

A former sandwich round pick, Peterson batted .307/.402/.447 with 16 steals between Double- and Triple-A last season and got a cup of coffee in the majors. He's a pretty solid middle infield prospect but didn't land in a great situation in Atlanta with Andrelton Simmons holding down shortstop and Jose Peraza on his way at second base.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

The move clears the way for Cameron Maybin's return from the restricted list. Peterson is hitting .113 (6-for-53) over 27 games with the Padres this season and should be back in September.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 06:06:00 PM

Padres recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.

Peterson is 5-for-50 (.100) in 25 games this season in the majors. He is not a fantasy-relevant player.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 03:15:00 PM

Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

He's clearing room for the return of Jesse Hahn to the Padres' rotation. Peterson has hit just .100/.151/.100 across 25 games this season at the big league level but should be back in September, if not before.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Padres recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.

Peterson will give the Padres some needed infield depth. He has hit well this season at the Triple-A level, but that success has not translated to the major leagues.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

Peterson has only five hits in 50 plate appearances this season in the major leagues. But, he holds a promising .330/.441/.560 batting line at El Paso. He may get another chance later in the season.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Padres recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.

Peterson hit just .174/.208/.174 over 10 games with the Pads earlier this season but batted .330/.441/.560 for El Paso since the demotion. The young infielder will provide depth for the Friars.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

Peterson hit just .174/.208/.174 over 10 games while helping to hold down third base while Chase Headley (calf) was sidelined. With Headley due back this weekend, the young infielder was no longer needed.
Wed, May 7, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of INF Jace Peterson from Double-A San Antonio.

He's taking the roster spot of Chase Headley (calf). Peterson has just 18 games of experience above A-ball but is a career .283/.376/.400 hitter in the minors. He's help handle the hot corner while Headley is out.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 03:56:00 PM

The Padres will promote infield prospect Jace Peterson from Double-A San Antonio.

He'll take the roster spot of Chase Headley (calf), who is headed to the DL. Ranked before the season by Baseball America as the club's No. 7 prospect, Peterson has just 18 games of experience above A-ball but is a career .283/.376/.400 hitter in the minors. He doesn't have much power but has plenty of stolen base chops, having swiped 136 bags over 321 games on the farm. Peterson will see some time at the hot corner while Headley is out, but Alexi Amarista is expected to get the bulk of the starts.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Trevor Cahill
6Eric Stults
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ian Thomas
8Michael Kohn
9John Cornely
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons