Team: Seattle Mariners

Position: First Baseman

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 6’1”, 210 lbs.

Date of Birth: Dec. 31, 1991

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

College: New Mexico

Drafted: 1st Round, 12th Overall by Seattle Mariners


First baseman D.J. Peterson is a top prospect within the Seattle Mariners organization. He was drafted 12th overall by the Mariners in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of New Mexico. Peterson was added to the Mariners’ 40-man roster prior to the 2017 season.

Peterson hit .297 with 31 home runs and 111 RBI between AA and High-A in 2014 while participating in the 2014 Futures Game. Last season, Peterson hit 19 home runs and had 40 extra base hits in AA and AAA.

Peterson played collegiately at the University of New Mexico where he earned First-Team Louisville Slugger All-America honors. Peterson was the Mountain West Co-Player of the Year and a first team All-American in 2013 (for the second year in a row) after hitting .408 with 18 homeruns and 72 RBIs. He finished his college career tied for first in the school’s history in doubles (78), third in total bases (492), and fourth in RBIs (198), homers (41) and slugging percentage (.691).


Career Highlights:

  • MILB Organization All Star (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • MLB Futures Game (2014)
  • Northwest League All Star (2013)

Latest Posts

Marcus Wilson leads the Kane County Cougars in HR (7), RBI (31) and runs (33) DJ Peterson is batting .484 with 3 HR and 7 RBI in his last 9 games Dominic Smith leads AAA Las Vegas 51's in doubles (17) and ranks 2nd in RBI (41), hits (86) and runs (37) Jason Martin has a .406 average with 3 doubles and 2 HR in his last 8 games Jacob Nottingham is batting .313 with 5 doubles in his last 9 games Mike Shawaryn has 89 strikeouts and ranks 6th in all of Minor League Baseball 

Dustin Peterson has hit safely in last 10 games, batting .310 in that stretch Marcus Wilson leads the Kane County Cougars in HR (7), RBI (30) and OPS (.911) and was named to the Midwest League All-Star Game Mike Shawaryn has a 2.56 ERA in his last 10 starts and was recently promoted to Class A Salem Rusney Castillo is batting .389 during his current 5-game hitting streak and leads the @PawSox in runs (32), doubles (14) and steals (8) DJ Peterson is currently batting .326 with 9 RBI in his last 11 games Dominic Smith has 10 hits in his last 21 at-bats (.476) and is hitting .323 with 7 HR and 40 RBI on the season

Mike Shawaryn has struck out 78 batters in just 53.1 innings to date this season Jason Martin was promoted to AA Corpus Christi after a strong start to the season Dominic Smith is batting .435 with 2 HR and 10 RBIs in his last 6 games Jacob Nottingham has reached base safely in 17 of his last 19 games Rusney Castillo leads the Paw Sox in stolen bases (7) and ranks second in HRs (7) DJ Peterson is batting .400 with 8 RBIs in his current 6-game hitting streak

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds including a playoff quarter career-high 19 points in the 3rd quarter. Watch highlights from last night's game here. DJ Peterson smashed a 2-run home run last night, his 5th home run of the season. Rusney Castillo had a 2-run home run last night. Skylar Diggins-Smith had 22 points with 8 assists last night. Watch highlights here.