Discussing the Mariners Arizona Fall League Representatives

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Mar 15, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman D.J. Peterson (46) bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

D.J. Peterson – 3B/1B

D.J. Peterson is the top ranked Mariners’ prospect heading to Arizona this fall. Peterson was the Co-Minor League Player of the Year for the M’s in 2014, and is currently Seattle’s 4th best prospect by MLB.com. Peterson began the year with the Jackson Generals, where he hit a measly .223 with 7 home runs and 44 RBI across 93 games. He posted a .290 on base percentage and slugged .346.

Despite his disappointing numbers, the Mariners opted to promote Peterson to Tacoma in August. Peterson hit .214 in 4 games before being placed on the disabled list. He has yet to return, and likely will not rejoin the Rainiers before their season ends on September 7.

This season has been a bit of a disaster for D.J. Peterson. A lot was expected from him, and he failed to live up to the hype. However, I am not ready to give up on him just yet. The 23-year-old has shown an ability to hit during his career, and hopefully a strong fall in Arizona is in the cards for the former first round pick. I believe we will see D.J. in Seattle by June of next season.

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