D.J. PETERSON

D.J. PETERSON

Team: Charlotte Knights

Position: First Baseman

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 6’1”, 210 lbs.

Date of Birth: Dec. 31, 1991

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

High School: Gilbert High

College: New Mexico

Drafted: 2013- 1st Round by the Seattle Mariners

 

First baseman D.J. Peterson is a top prospect within the Chicago White Sox 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 home runs 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)

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Jason Martin is 4-for-8 over the last two games with a home run and four RBI.  He’s batting .323 in August.

Dominic Smith makes his MLB debut tonight with the Mets in Philadelphia.  Prior to being called up, he was batting .330 with 16 HR and a PCL best 34 doubles in 114 games with AAA Las Vegas Rusney Castillo has hit safely in 16 of the last 18 games and is batting .333 since the All Star break Josh Morgan has 7 hits in his last 14 at bats and is batting .364 during the month of August D.J. Peterson has hit safely in each of his first three games since joining the White Sox’s AAA affiliate in Charlotte this week. Stephen Alemais is batting .340 with two doubles and 10 RBI in 14 games since joining High-A Bradenton.  
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/28

Dominic Smith ranks 1st among all Mets’ minor league players in batting average (.337), hits (139), doubles (30), RBI (68) and runs (72)

Stephen Alemais is batting .556 (10-for-18) in 6 games with High-A Bradenton

Jason Martin has 11 extra base hits in the last 13 games, posting a 1.131 OPS in that stretch

DJ Peterson has reached base safely in 8 of the last 9 games, batting .333 with 3 doubles and a home run

Dustin Peterson is batting.319 during the month of July

Marcus Wilson leads Class-A Kane County in home runs (9) and OPS (.869), and ranks second in RBI (42)

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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/14

Rusney Castillo started in CF for the International League in the Triple-A All Star game and had two hits, a RBI and a stolen base

Dustin Peterson is batting .472 (17-for-36) in the month of July

DJ Peterson is hitting .364 with a homer and 3 doubles over his last nine games

Mike Shawaryn is 3-0 with a 0.76 ERA and has 26 strikeouts in 23.2 innings in his last four starts, 

Dominic Smith has hit safely in 25 of the last 26 games, batting .373 with 5 HR and 8 doubles in that stretch

Josh Morgan is batting .333 in his last 10 games, with four multi-hit games in that span

Marcus Wilson has a current 5-game hitting streak

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Jacob Nottingham was named the Brewers’ minor league Player of the Month in June after batting .317 with a .391 OBP and a .533 SLG in 18 games. 

 

Mike Shawaryn is 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA in his last three starts with the Salem Red Sox. His 109 strikeouts in 2017 rank 6th among all players in minor league baseball.

 

Rusney Castillo was named to the AAA All Star Game. He’s hitting .305 with 9 HR, 17 2B, 28 RBI and 13 SB in 2017.

 

Dustin Peterson is on a current 5-game hitting streak, batting .400 in that stretch.

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://rocnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dustin-Peterson.mp4"][/video]   DJ Peterson has 10 hits in his last 21 at bats (.476), including 2 doubles, 1 triple and 1 home run.

 

Dominic Smith has hit safely in 21 of the last 22 games, posting a .365 average with 4 HR and 17 RBI.

 

Marcus Wilson leads class A Kane County in home runs (8), slugging (.485) and OPS (.879).

 

Josh Morgan is 4-for-10 with two doubles and a home run since coming off the disabled list on July 3rd.

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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 
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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
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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
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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.
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