2014 Draft Profile: Dillon Peters

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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

 

Photo Courtesy of Alonzo Adams bigstory.ap.org.

 



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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.