D.J. Peterson

D.J. Peterson on the baseball field
HOMETOWN: Chandler, AZ

DATE OF BIRTH: December 31, 1991

COLLEGE: University of New Mexico

POSITION: First Baseman / Third Baseman

TEAM: Tigres De Quintana Roo



PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

On Jan 3, 2019, Peterson signed with the Chicago White Sox
In his 2017 season with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers and the Charlotte Knights, D.J. hit 16 homeruns with 63 RBI’s and 56 runs scored in 128 total games
In the 2016 seasib, Peterson hit 19 home runs and had 78 RBI’s between AA and AAA
Peterson hit .297 with 31 home runs and 111 RBI between AA and High-A in 2014, and participated in the 2014 Futures Game
Peterson was drafted 12th overall by the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft
Peterson played collegiately at the University of New Mexico where he earned First-Team Louisville Slugger All-America honors. Peterson was the Mountain West Co-Player of the Year and a first team All-American in 2013 (for the second year in a row). He was the highest MLB Draft pick in the school’s history
AWARDS:

MILB Organization All Star (2013, 2014, 2016)
MLB Futures Game (2014)
Northwest League All Star (2013)
OFF THE FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

Peterson is the older brother of Atlanta Braves prospect Dustin Peterson
In December 2017, the Peterson Brothers hosted a holiday party featuring pizza, a dessert bar, music and gift bags for 50 boys from the Brothers & Keepers group home
In his free time, Peterson enjoys playing golf
MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

J. Peterson heads the list of Mariners’ minor league award winners – The Seattle Times
2013 MLB Draft Video: Watch D.J. Peterson and Family’s Reaction with 12th Pick – Bleacher Report
DJ Peterson has big-time MLB ambitions – USA Today