D.J. Peters

Position: OF
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Tulsa Drillers
League: Texas League
Born: 12/12/1995 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 2016 MLB Draft, 4th Round (Dodgers), Western Nevada CC

Prospect Spotlight

Peters’ size (6’6”), power potential, and athleticsm make him a prospect, though questions about his long-term defensive profile and ability to hit for average stand in the way of him fitting an everyday profile. The 22-year-old spent last season at Double-A, surpassing 25 longballs and a .230+ ISO for the second straight year. He also hit in the low-.200s for most of the season while striking out in more than 30-percent of his plate appearances, struggling against same-side pitching.

Athletic for his height, Peters played in CF last year but fits better defensively on a corner in the big leagues. He profiles as a slugging platoon bat with some defensive versatility, bringing big power that’s accompanied by strikeouts and low on-base percentages.