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Jace Peterson | Second Baseman | #8

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: McNeese State
Drafted: 2011 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SD
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Jace Peterson hit his fifth homer Friday against the Rockies' Jason Motte.
Peterson lost his job early this year and was sent down for a time, but he's been one of the Braves' best players this year, amassing a .743 OPS in 171 at-bats. Of course, with just 17 RBI, 23 runs scored and one steal in his 57 games, he still hasn't been able to do much for fantasy leaguers. That doesn't seem likely to change. Jul 23 - 12:08 AM

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Jace Peterson went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Saturday against the Marlins.

Peterson also doubled in the game, with his three-run shot coming off all-everything ace Jose Fernandez in the sixth inning. Peterson now has a 13-game hitting streak going, a fairly surprising development after he struggled at both the major- and minor league level for the first two-plus months of the season. With his hot stretch, the 26-year-old is batting .295/.362/.426 through 42 games this year.
Jul 2 - 7:00 PM

Jace Peterson went 2-for-three with a walk in a Braves loss on Wednesday.

Peterson is now the everyday starter at second base for Atlanta but fantasy owners don't have much interest. He does not have much power, nor does he steal bases. The 26-year-old has a .282 batting average in 110 at-bats.
Jun 29 - 10:12 PM

Jace Peterson smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

He took closer Cody Allen deep in the ninth inning to cut the lead to two, but that's as close as the Braves would get. Peterson has taken over the second base job and leadoff spot since returning from the minors earlier this month, sporting a .333 average, two homers and a stolen base over 63 at-bats.
Jun 28 - 10:08 PM

Jace Peterson played the role of hero on Tuesday, delivering a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to lead the Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Marlins.

Peterson set the stage two innings earlier, clubbing a two-run homer off of David Phelps to tie the game at 2-2 and force extra innings. Hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Braves lineup on Tuesday, he finished the night 2-for-5. He's now hitting .256/.348/.333 with one homer and 10 RBI on the season.
Jun 22 - 12:46 AM

Braves recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Peterson has struggled this season, regardless of level. He slashed just .182/.260/.205 in 50 major league plate appearances prior to being demoted to Triple-A at the beginning of May. With Gwinnett, he has hit an equally uncomfortable .162/.275/.258 over 110 plate appearances. He does not make for a trustworthy fantasy option.
Jun 10 - 2:22 PM

Braves optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Peterson was batting .182/.260/.205 in 50 plate appearances this season at the major league level. The former supplemental first-round draft pick has posted good numbers in the minors, but it just hasn't translated.
May 2 - 3:55 PM

Jace Peterson is not in the Braves' lineup on Friday.

Peterson hasn't started a game at second base in over a week even with Gordon Beckham (hamstring) sidelined, although he's seen some time in left field. Daniel Castro is at second base again Friday and it appears he'll be the regular there while Beckham is out.
Apr 22 - 3:12 PM

Jace Peterson went 0-for-3 with a walk while playing third base and left field for the Braves on Monday.

Peterson is expected to remain the Braves' primary second baseman to begin this year, but in the long run, he's likely best suited for a utility role. It's smart thinking for the Braves to keep him involved at other positions.
Mar 7 - 4:56 PM

According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jace Peterson played through most of the 2015 season with an 80 percent tear of the tendon in his right thumb.

Peterson was forced to wear a cast on the thumb for six weeks this offseason to correct the issue. It's impressive that he was able to play through the injury and it certainly bodes well for his offensive outlook moving forward. He slashed .240/.315/.341 with six homers, 52 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 2015, and you have to imagine he'll improve on those numbers with full health heading into 2016.
Jan 30 - 2:26 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:36:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 05:21:00 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.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:38:00 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.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:26:00 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.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 08:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
3Anthony Recker
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Erick Aybar
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Michael Foltynewicz
4Williams Perez
5Manny Banuelos
6John Gant
7Lucas Harrell
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Hunter Cervenka
6Chris Withrow
7Ian Krol
8Tyrell Jenkins
9Dario Alvarez
10Daniel Winkler
11Paco Rodriguez
12Andrew McKirahan
13Joel de la Cruz