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D.J. Peterson | Third Baseman | #28

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/31/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: New Mexico
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (12) / SEA
Contract: view contract details
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Reds sent 1B/3B D.J. Peterson outright to Triple-A Louisville.
Peterson was just claimed off waivers from the White Sox over the weekend, but he passed through waivers this time around. The former first-round pick batted .252/.315/.404 with 16 homers over 128 games at the Triple-A level this season. Sep 19 - 1:47 PM

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Reds claimed INF D.J. Peterson off waivers from the White Sox.

Peterson had been claimed off waivers from the Mariners last month. The former first-round pick has hit only .252/.315/.404 with 16 homers at the Triple-A level this season.
Sep 17 - 2:23 PM

White Sox claimed INF D.J. Peterson off waivers from the Mariners.

A former first-round pick, Peterson's stock has really faded the last couple years, as he's hit an ordinary .264/.323/.414 with 12 homers at the Triple-A level. He's still just 25, so the White Sox will roll the dice and see if he can figure things out.
Aug 6 - 2:51 PM

Mariners designated INF D.J. Peterson for assignment.

The No. 12 overall pick in the 2013 Draft, Peterson has failed to produce as he moved up the ladder in the minors, batting a pedestrian .264/.323/.414 with 12 homers at Triple-A Tacoma this season. It's possible another team will take a shot on the 25-year-old.
Jul 30 - 1:32 PM

Mariners optioned 1B D.J. Peterson to Triple-A Tacoma.

Peterson, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft, batted .264/.327/.455 with 19 homers and 78 RBI between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma in 2016. He's on track to make his MLB debut in 2017.
Mar 13 - 11:56 AM

Mariners purchased the contract of 1B D.J. Peterson from Triple-A Tacoma.

This move was anticipated, as it protects the prospect from the Rule 5 draft. the 24-year-old slashed .264/.327/.455 with 19 homers and 78 RBI between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma in 2016.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Mariners 1B prospect D.J. Peterson plated four runs Monday in a win for Triple-A Tacoma.

Peterson's three-run homer in the first inning was his first since July 17. The 24-year-old entered Monday's game in a 1-for-15 rut that dropped his average from .309 to .277. Despite the recent power outage, Peterson has had a fine season, hitting .275 with 17 round-trippers and 72 RBI over 103 contests for Tacoma and Double-A Jackson. Peterson has played exclusively at first base this year after spending the bulk of his early minor league career at the hot corner.
Source: MILB.com
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 02:10:00 PM

Mariners 3B prospect D.J. Peterson went deep for the third straight game Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Tacoma.

Peterson pounded a three-run homer in the eighth inning and also contributed an RBI groundout. The 24-year-old has hit a ridiculous .440 with six homers and 20 RBI during his 13-game hitting streak. He hasn't missed a beat since his promotion to Triple-A last week, batting .417 over his first 24 at-bats. Before his call-up, the 2013 first-round pick was fifth in the Southern League in doubles (21) and sixth in slugging percentage (.466).
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Mariners 3B prospect D.J. Peterson finished a triple shy of the cycle Monday in a win for Double-A Jackson.

He's hit .500 with four RBI during his four-game hitting streak. Peterson has upped his average from .213 to .242 over that span. The 24-year-old smacked 31 homers in 2014 but came crashing back to Earth with only seven in 2015. The former first-round pick is a .269 career hitter in the minor leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Tue, May 24, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Mariners prospect 3B/1B D.J. Peterson went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI on Wednesday for Double-A Jackson.

The home run was just his third of the season, and it was his first since May 27. Peterson is off to a rough start this season back at Jackson, batting .212/.292/.317 with 15 extra-base and 25 RBI through 55 contests. It is worth noting, however, that the 23-year-old’s strikeout (22.7%) and walk rates (9.4%) are close to his career averages, and his current .268 BABIP suggests his triple-slash line is bound to improve. Plus, Peterson has at least shown some improvement at the plate with each month, posting a .510 OPS in April (18 games), followed by a .632 OPS (26 games) and now a .731 OPS in June (11 games).
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Mariners prospect 3B/1B D.J. Peterson went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI on Wednesday for Double-A Jackson.

The home run was just the second of the year for Peterson, who slugged 31 in 2014 between High-A High Desert and Jackson. Even more concerning is the fact that the 23-year-old is batting just .213/.282/.305 with a 44 strikeouts through 42 games. But while it’s been a slow and disappointing start to the season for the 2013 first-round draft pick, his strong track record as a professional suggests his production will eventually pick up.
Thu, May 28, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Wednesday that prospect D.J. Peterson will get a "fair shot" to crack the Opening Day roster next spring.

Peterson, the M's first-round pick in 2013, posted a .912 OPS with 31 home runs and 111 RBI in 123 games this season between High-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson. "His age and experience might be working against him," Zduriencik said, "but this is also a pretty good hitter. You don't shut the door on it. You leave it open and see what he does." Peterson will likely be auditioning at first base, as he's blocked at third in Seattle by Kyle Seager.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:12:00 AM

Mariners prospect 3B D.J. Peterson was a combined 4-for-7 with two home runs and five RBI on Tuesday in a double header for Double-A Jackson.

The No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Peterson is batting only .224 in 17 games in August but still has clubbed five home runs. The 22-year-old has put up impressive numbers this season (his first full professional season) overall, with a .300/.365/.561 batting line, 28 home runs, 30 doubles and 102 RBI in 111 games between High-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson. The Mariners are aggressive with their top prospects, so a September call-up can’t be completely ruled out. However, a debut in mid-2015 seems more realistic.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Mariners prospect 3B D.J. Peterson went 2-for-5 with a home run, double and two RBI on Sunday for Double-A Jackson.

Peterson was mired in a slump entering Sunday, as he was just 2-for-28 (.071) with one extra-base hit and 13 strikeouts over his previous eight contests. However, that shouldn’t detract from the 22-year-old’s impressive overall season. Through 97 games between High-A High Desert and Jackson, Peterson is batting .306/.363/.566 with 24 homers, 30 doubles and 92 RBI. The Mariners are aggressive with their top prospects (see Mike Zunino in 2013), so it’s conceivable that Peterson could get a look in the major leagues if the organization believes he can improve their offense down the stretch. That being said, a call-up during the 2015 season is probably more realistic.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Mariners prospect third baseman D.J. Peterson (wrist) could return to action as soon as Tuesday.

Peterson left Saturday's game with a bruised left wrist, but it's not a major concern. The 22-year-old has batted .318/.375/.586 with 23 home runs and 89 RBI over 91 games this season between High-A and Double-A.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 02:30:00 PM

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