2013 MLB Draft Profile: DJ Peterson

by Matt Grabusky | Posted on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Player:  DJ Peterson
Position:  1B/3B
School:  New Mexico
Date of Birth:  12/31/1991
Height/Weight:  6’1/190
Bats/Throws:  R/R
2013 Class:  Junior
Previously Drafted:

Scouting Report:

DJ Peterson may be one of the top college hitters eligible for the 2013 MLB Draft.  He won the Mountain West Conference triple crown in 2012 after setting the NCAA freshman records for doubles in 2011.  DJ will be playing for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the summer.

  • Smooth swing
  • Legitimate power
  • Good approach at the plate
  • Plays hard
  • Probably a first baseman or corner OF at the next level

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Quotes:

New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham-  ”DJ is a first-class kid.  He has grown and matured as a baseball player and as a person. He is another in a line of great Lobo hitters and will be playing on TV someday.

Awards/Achievements:

  • 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
  • 2012 1st Team Perfect Game All-American
  • 2012 1st Team Louisville Slugger All-American
  • 2012 1st Team NCBWA All-American
  • 2012 Mountain West Co-Player of the Year
  • 2012 Mountain West Triple Crown
  • 2012 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
  • 2012 Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2011 NCBWA Freshman All-American
  • 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

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Statistics:

YR LG AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO SB CS BA OBP SLG
 2011  NCAA  246  78  32  3  6  15  52  0  0  .317  .377  .545
 2012  NCAA  248 104  21  3 17  33  29  1  1  .419  .490  .734

If any of this information is incorrect or you have additional information on this player, please let us know at matt@bigleaguefutures.net

 

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