D.J. Peterson

Born: 12/31/1991 (Age: 27)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1
Weight: 210
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: 3B
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#12 overall), 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 23rd, 2015
Dates Seen: 11/6, 11/7/15
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Peoria Javelinas (AFL)
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Swing Mechanics
Open stance, pre-swing noise.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 30 40 Role 30: Bench Player, AAAA-type Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 30 Stiff, unathletic swing, arm bar and a hitch, average bat speed; some barrel feel with extension, has difficulty covering the inner half, gets unbalanced against off-speed stuff,
Stiff, unathletic swing, arm bar and a hitch, average bat speed; some barrel feel with extension, has difficulty covering the inner half, gets unbalanced against off-speed stuff,
Raw Power 60 60 Raw power comes from natural strength and leveraged swing; power plays down in game due to limited contact potential.
Raw power comes from natural strength and leveraged swing; power plays down in game due to limited contact potential.
Run 40 30 Below-average athleticism, stiff, deliberate runner, won't be a factor on the basepaths.
Below-average athleticism, stiff, deliberate runner, won't be a factor on the basepaths.
Field 50 50 Average hands at first base, receives the ball well, limited range.
Average hands at first base, receives the ball well, limited range.
Throw 60 60 More than enough arm for first base, accurate throws.
More than enough arm for first base, accurate throws.
Overall Summary
Physically maxed out, broad frame. Peterson's main draw is the power that he generates with natural strength and a leveraged swing. Peterson will have some utility as a platoon option or a bat off the bench who can fill in every so often, but the limitations on his ability to make contact hamper his power and preclude a starting role.