The Book on DJ Peterson
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
DJ Peterson / 3B, SEA
Gilbert, AZ, USA
School: New Mexico
85 | 12/28/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (4/24/2014): #64
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #88
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #67
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #85
Baseball Prospectus: #65
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
One of the most appealing college hitters eligible for the 2013 MLB Draft, DJ Peterson is a nominal third baseman who may end up at first or a corner outfield spot in the future. (Based on the shortage of quality 1B prospects, we'd place our chip on that corner if pressed.) Peterson won the Mountain West Conference triple crown in 2012, demonstrating that he can bring smooth, easy power on every plate appearance. His hitch-free swing and growing power have him zooming up prospect lists, and for good reason. Selected 12th overall by the Mariners, he immediately becomes one of the team's top offensive prospects, just a notch behind Mike Zunino and Nick Franklin.
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