Team: Atlanta Braves

Position: Outfield

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 6’2”, 210 lbs.

Date of Birth: Sept. 10, 1994

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

Drafted: 2nd Round by Atlanta Braves


Dustin Peterson is a top minor league prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization and was named the Braves’ Minor League Player of the Year in 2016.

Peterson hit .282 with 52-extra base hits, including 12 home runs, in 2016 with AA Mississippi. The outfielder was named to the Southern League All Star Game in 2016 and to the Carolina League All Star Game in 2015.

Originally drafted by the San Diego Padres, Peterson was acquired via trade by the Braves following the 2014 season.

Peterson was selected 50th overall in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Gilbert High School in Arizona where he had a .540 batting average and hit 10 home runs with 39 RBIs.


Career Highlights:

  • Atlanta Braves Minor League Player of the Year (2016)
  • Southern League All Star (2016)
  • Carolina League All Star (2015)


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