TEAM: ATLANTA BRAVES
THROWS/BATS: R, R
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’2”, 210 LBS.
DATE OF BIRTH: SEPTEMBER 10, 1994
PLACE OF BIRTH: GILBERT, ARIZONA
Dustin Peterson is a top minor league prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization. Peterson was acquired from the San Diego Padres as part of the package exchange for Justin Upton on December 19, 2014.
Peterson was selected 50th overall in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Gilbert High school in Gilbert, Arizona where he had a .540 batting average and hit 10 home runs with 39 runs batted in. Peterson committed to attend Arizona State on a college baseball scholarship, but instead chose to sign with the Padres.
Peterson spent the 2015 season playing for the Braves’ Class A-Advanced affiliate Carolina Mudcats, and was named a 2015 Carolina League All-Star. He is currently ranked the #17 prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization by MLB.com.
In February 2016, Roc Nation Sports announced that it has signed Peterson to its roster of athletes ahead of the 2016 MLB season. Peterson is the younger brother of Seattle Mariners prospect D.J. Peterson, who is also signed to Roc Nation Sports.