Dillon Peters

Position: LHP
Born: 08/31/92
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 195
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
7-3 with a 1.57 ERA in 13 games between the Gulf Coast League (Rookie), Jupiter (High A) and Jacksonville (Double-A), striking out 55 and walking 17 in 63 innings, allowing 41 hits for a .183 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Jacksonville on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/01/17

Debut Details
September 1, in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies. The starting pitcher, he did not get a decision, allowing three hits over seven shutout innings, walking three and striking out eight. Of 91 pitches thrown, 54 were for strikes. In the first inning, he walked Cesar Hernandez who was then erased when Freddy Galvis hit into a force out at second. Rhys Hoskins struck out on a foul tip before Tommy Joseph singled to left, but Maikel Franco struck out swinging to end the threat. In the second, Nick Williams grounded out unassisted to first, Pedro Florimon struck out on a foul tip and Jorge Alfaro struck out swinging. In the third, Nick Pivetta flew out to right before Hernandez drew another walk but was wiped out when Galvis hit into a 6-3 double play. In the fourth, Hoskins struck out swinging before Joseph grounded out to third and Franco grounded out to shortstop. In the fifth, Williams grounded back to the mound before Florimon singled to center, but Alfaro and Pivetta both followed by grounding back to the mound to end that threat. In the sixth, Hernandez grounded back to the mound and Galvis grounded out to third before Hoskins drew a walk and moved to second on a single to left by Joseph. Franco then hit into a force out at third to squash that rally. In the seventh, Williams and Florimon both struck out swinging, though Williams reached when his third strike was a wild pitch from Peters. After Alfaro reached on a force out at second, pinch-hitter Ty Kelly struck out swinging to end the inning and Peters' night as he was relieved by right-handed reliever Kyle Barraclough in the eighth.

Player Notes
Drafted out of the University of Texas, Peters was an ace on the staff there before going down with an injury that necessitated Tommy John surgery during May of his junior year, but the Marlins drafted him anyway, willing to wait (and getting a potential steal of a deal while they were at it). A control ace from Indianapolis, he had been a possible high-round pick out of high school but his commitment to Texas pushed him down in the draft and, in the end, he headed to college. Making his pro debut in 2015, and even then in only 11 games, 2016 was his first full season and he combined to go 14-6 with a 2.38 ERA in 24 starts between Jupiter (High A) and Jacksonville, striking out 105 and walking just 20 in 128 2/3 innings. Control is his game, armed with a fastball in the middle 90s, a curveball and a changeup, and his attributes of mental toughness and great attitude contribute to his impressive package. Overall, he's gone 22-13 with a 2.40 ERA in 48 starts during his brief career, striking out 200 while walking 50 in 236 2/3 innings, limiting hitters to a .236 BAA.