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Dustin Peterson

Dustin Peterson

RF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210 | Age: 25
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 2, #50, San Diego Padres) - Gilbert (AZ) HS
Phoenix, AZ USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 47 44 3 10 0 6 1 .227 .277 .318 .595
2 Seasons 49 46 3 10 0 6 1 .217 .265 .304 .570
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .227 0 6 1 .595
2 Seasons .217 0 6 1 .570

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 ATL NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2019 DET AL 17 47 44 3 10 4 0 0 6 2 14 1 0 1 .227 .277 .318 .595
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 ATL NL 2 0 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0 12 6.0 .500 .000 .--- .000 .000 0
2019 DET AL 47 14 24 0 0 .333 4 1 5 188 4.0 .298 .000 .143 .091 .091 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 45 | Field: 50 | Overall: 40

The younger brother of one-time Mariners first-round pick D.J. Peterson, Dustin went in the second round of the 2013 Draft out of his Arizona high school to the Padres. He was sent to the Braves in December 2014 as part of the Justin Upton trade and had a bit of a breakout offensively in 2016, though a hamate injury forced him out of the start of 2017 and seemed to negate any power gains he had made. He wasn't protected on the Braves' 40-man roster last offseason and wasn't taken in the Rule 5 Draft, but did get added to the roster when he made his brief big league debut in May. When the Braves designated him for assignment in September, the Tigers swooped in and claimed him off of waivers.

Fully healthy in 2018, Peterson looked more like the 2016 version of him, especially during a productive second half. That was the year he set career highs in just about every offensive category and took a big step forward in terms of tapping into his raw power. At his best, he mitigates a reasonable amount of strikeouts with a fair walk rate, especially given his power potential. An infielder originally, he's now an average defender in left field, one who also saw considerable time in right field in 2018 even though he has fringy arm strength.

Peterson is still young enough to show he can fulfill his potential as an everyday left fielder, where there will be pressure on the bat. But at this point, a career as a quality fourth or bench outfielder who provides power and run production might be more realistic.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 12 1 0 0.0 88.1 48.0 .003 .006 .000 .003 .006 0.0 50.0 0.0
2019 188 30 1 3.3 84.5 11.0 .175 .241 .259 .211 .260 36.7 29.8 4.3
ALL 200 31 1 3.2 84.6 12.2 .167 .231 .249 .202 .252 35.5 30.6 4.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/04/2019 RF Dustin Peterson elected free agency.
10/23/2019 Detroit Tigers sent RF Dustin Peterson outright to Toledo Mud Hens.
09/30/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled RF Dustin Peterson from Toledo Mud Hens.
08/02/2019 Toledo Mud Hens placed RF Dustin Peterson on the 7-day injured list. Left elbow sprain.
04/29/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned RF Dustin Peterson to Toledo Mud Hens.
03/27/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Dustin Peterson from Toledo Mud Hens.
03/18/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned RF Dustin Peterson to Toledo Mud Hens.
10/01/2018 Detroit Tigers recalled Dustin Peterson from Toledo Mud Hens.
09/06/2018 Detroit Tigers claimed RF Dustin Peterson off waivers from Atlanta Braves.
09/06/2018 Detroit Tigers optioned RF Dustin Peterson to Toledo Mud Hens.
09/02/2018 Atlanta Braves designated RF Dustin Peterson for assignment.
08/04/2018 Gwinnett Stripers activated LF Dustin Peterson from the 7-day disabled list.
07/30/2018 Gwinnett Stripers placed RF Dustin Peterson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 28, 2018.
05/31/2018 Atlanta Braves optioned RF Dustin Peterson to Gwinnett Stripers.
05/28/2018 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of Dustin Peterson from Gwinnett Stripers.
05/24/2018 Gwinnett Stripers activated RF Dustin Peterson from the 7-day disabled list.
05/04/2018 Gwinnett Stripers placed RF Dustin Peterson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 3, 2018.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster OF Dustin Peterson to spring training.
08/28/2017 Gwinnett Braves activated RF Dustin Peterson from the 7-day disabled list.
08/21/2017 Gwinnett Braves placed OF Dustin Peterson on the 7-day disabled list.
05/19/2017 Gwinnett Braves activated OF Dustin Peterson from the 7-day disabled list.
04/04/2017 OF Dustin Peterson assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
01/25/2017 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster OF Dustin Peterson to spring training.
04/04/2016 LF Dustin Peterson assigned to Mississippi Braves from Carolina Mudcats.
03/11/2016 OF Dustin Peterson assigned to Atlanta Braves.
03/10/2016 LF Dustin Peterson assigned to Atlanta Braves.
06/02/2015 Carolina Mudcats activated OF Dustin Peterson from the 7-day disabled list.
05/15/2015 Carolina Mudcats placed OF Dustin Peterson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 13, 2015.
12/19/2014 Atlanta Braves traded LF Justin Upton and RHP Aaron Northcraft to San Diego Padres for 2B Jace Peterson, LHP Max Fried, 3B Dustin Peterson and CF Mallex Smith.
12/19/2014 OF Dustin Peterson assigned to Carolina Mudcats.
03/31/2014 3B Dustin Peterson assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from AZL Padres.
06/20/2013 3B Dustin Peterson assigned to AZL Padres.
06/15/2013 San Diego Padres signed Dustin Peterson.