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School: Texas; Class: Junior
Position: LHP; B/T: L/L
Height: 5-11; Weight: 212 pounds
Previously Drafted: Cleveland Indians, 20th round, 2011
Background: A highly decorated high school player, Peters, who was a two-time Indiana All-State Pitcher and a three-time Perfect Game All-American, fell all the way till the 20th round in 2011, where he was picked up by the Cleveland Indians, in large part due to his diminutive size. At that point he stood just 5-foot-9. After growing a couple inches, Peters, who now stands 5-foot-11, has put together an impressive collegiate career through his first 2.5-plus years. In 207 combined innings, the southpaw has posted a 2.26 ERA with 153 strikeouts and 63 walks.
Projection: Plenty of big league potential in the his left arm, Peters, however, will likely have to slide into a bullpen role to help realize that ceiling. Another of these Tim Collins-type lefties – solid control and the strikeout rate will spike to close to where it was as a freshman when he split time between the rotation and pen (9.76 K/9).
Solid middle relief ceiling.
Ceiling: 0.5- to 1.0-win player
Floor: Replacement Level to 0.5-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate to Above-Average
Draft Projection: Sixth Round
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