Dustin Peterson

Dustin Peterson wearing a baseball halmet
HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

DATE OF BIRTH: September 10, 1994

POSITION: Outfielder

TEAM: Los Angeles Angels



PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

In March 2020, Dustin joined the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent.
Dustin spent the 2019 season with the Detroit Tigers organization.

In September 2018, Dustin joined the Detroit Tigers off waivers.
Peterson hit .268 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI in 107 games last season for Triple-A Gwinnett. On May 28, 2018, Peterson made his Major League debut for the Atlanta Braves
In his 2017 season with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, Peterson managed 78 hits and produced 35 runs with 30 RBIs, despite missing two months at the start of the season due to a broken bone in his left hand
Peterson hit .282 with 52-extra base hits, including 12 home runs, in 2016 with AA Mississippi. The outfielder was named to the Southern League All-Star Game in 2016 and to the Carolina League All-Star Game in 2015
Peterson was selected 50th overall in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres and was later acquired via trade by the Braves following the 2014 season
Peterson attended Gilbert High School in Arizona where he had a .540 batting average and hit 10 home runs with 39 RBIs
AWARDS:

Atlanta Braves Minor League Player of the Year (2016)
Southern League All-Star Game Selection (2016)
Carolina League All-Star (2015)
OFF THE FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

Dustin is the younger brother of Cincinnati Reds prospect D.J. 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
MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Braves’ Dustin Peterson: Earns invite to spring training – CBS Sports
Atlanta Braves Prospect Dustin Peterson: What to expect in 2018 – FanSided
Braves outfield prospect Dustin Peterson on the rise – Atlanta Journal Constitution