Team: Seattle Mariners
Position: First Baseman
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).