D.J. Peterson selected to Fall Stars Game

AZ Fall League: Mesa v SurpriseD.J. Peterson, the Mariners first-round Draft pick in 2013, has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game this Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Peterson will be Seattle’s lone representative on the West team in the ninth-annual game that features many of Major League Baseball’s top prospects who are competing in the 32-game AFL season.

The game will be played at 5:08 p.m. PT at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and will be televised by MLB Network and online on MLB.com, as well as on the MLB Radio Network on Sirius/XM satellite radio.

Peterson is one of 14 players selected who are ranked in MLB.com’s current Top 100 prospects list. The former New Mexico standout is ranked 49th on the MLB.com list after hitting .297 with 31 home runs and 111 RBIs while splitting last season between High-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson.

Peterson, 22, has played mostly third base in the AFL this fall while hitting .214/.353/.357 with three doubles, one home run and six RBIs in his first 12 games for the Surprise Saguaros.

Shortstop Corey Seager, the Dodgers top prospect and younger brother of Mariners All-Star third baseman Kyle Seager, was also selected for the West team. Seager is hitting .255/.345/.412 with six doubles, a triple and seven RBIs in 13 games for the Glendale Desert Dogs.

Here’s an MLB.com story detailing the game, with complete rosters.

1 Comment

why in the world is he not playing 1st? What are the Mariners waiting for…he is already a better hitter than half of the team.

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