DJ Peterson Breaks Into Top Ten Third Base Prospects


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The good news continues to roll in from the Mariners farm system. After Taijuan Walker was listed as the number 2 RHP prospect in baseball there was a lot of excitement about the potential for the Mariners to grow into the future.

Well, another piece of the Mariners’ future might be third base prospect DJ Peterson. Who was named as the number 8 third base prospect earlier today.

Peterson was a Mariners first rounder, and there continues to be a lot of excitement around his potential. We haven’t seen a full season out of him yet, as he was hit in the face with a pitch last season in Clinton, and had his jaw wired shut. Certainly not a great way to start a career, but even with his shortened season, he still managed to put up 13 homers in 55 games.

Scouts are impressed with his potential offensive abilities. Peterson garnered above average scores for both hitting and power, as well as an above average arm.

For the foreseeable future, Kyle Seager has third base locked up, so if we see Peterson anytime soon it might be over at first base, where Johnathan Mayo thinks he will perform well. The M’s aren’t in desperate need of a third baseman right now, so that gives him plenty of time to develop and break into the majors when he’s truly ready.

Here’s how the rest of the list stacked up:

1 – Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins

2 – Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

3 – Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers

4 – Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies

5 –  Colin Moran, Miami Marlins

6 – Garin Cecchini, Boston Red Sox

7 – Matt Davidson, Chicago White Sox

8 – D.J. Peterson, Seattle Mariners

9 – Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers

10 – Hunter Dozier, Kansas City Royals