D. J. Peterson (baseball)

D. J. Peterson
Seattle Mariners
Third baseman / First baseman
Born: (1991-12-31) December 31, 1991
Gilbert, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Douglas Anthony "D.J." Peterson (born December 31, 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona) is a third baseman in the Seattle Mariners organization. He was drafted 12th overall in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Mariners out of New Mexico, becoming the highest drafted player in program history.[1]

College career

After earning Louisville Slugger All-American honors at Gilbert High School, Peterson enrolled at the University of New Mexico.[2][3]

As a freshman in 2011, Peterson led the Lobos in nearly every offensive category, earning Freshman All-American honors.[2] He led the Lobos to the 2011 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament Tournament championship, earning tournament most valuable player honors.[3]

In 2012, Peterson improved upon his freshman season, leading the Mountain West Conference in batting average, home runs, and runs batted inleading the Lobos to both the regular season and 2012 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament championships.[2][3] Peterson earned First Team All-American and Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Year honors.[2]

Minor League Career

Peterson was drafted with the 12th overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 2013 MLB Draft, and signed for a $2,759,100 bonus.[4] The Mariners added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[5]


Peterson's younger brother, Dustin, was selected in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft.[6]


  1. "DJ Peterson Drafted 12th Overall by Seattle Mariners". New Mexico Lobos. June 6, 2013. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Sickenger, Ken (February 12, 2013). "Lobo slugger Peterson has scouts' attention". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 "DJ Peterson". GoLobos.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  4. "Mariners Sign DJ Peterson". MLB Trade Rumors. June 12, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  5. http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mariners/mariners-acquire-a-pair-of-players-in-a-trade-with-the-rays-on-a-busy-day-of-roster-moves/
  6. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130607&content_id=49882032&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
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