DJ Peters, Who Played as an Outfielder for Lotte Giants

DJ Peters, Who Played as an Outfielder for Lotte Giants, Signed a Minor Contract with Texas as a Pitcher

DJ Peters (28), who played as an outfielder for the Lotte Giants of the Korean Professional Baseball League,

signed a minor league contract as a pitcher with the Texas Rangers.

The Dallas Morning News, a local newspaper in Dallas, Texas, reported on the 5th (Korean time),

“Peters is returning to Texas as a pitcher, not an outfielder.” 카지노사이트탑

Peters, who began his professional career by being selected 131st overall in the fourth round of the 2016 rookie draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers,

debuted in the big league as an outfielder for the Dodgers in 2021.

That year, he transferred to Texas and continued his big league career.

However, his time in the major leagues was short-lived.

Peters, who appeared in 70 games in 2021 and posted a batting average of 0.197 (44 hits in 223 at-bats),

13 home runs, and 38 RBIs, turned his attention to the KBO League in 2022 and signed with Lotte.

Lotte hoped that Peters’ ‘power’ would work in the KBO League.

However, Peters performed poorly with a batting average of 0.228,

13 home runs, and 48 RBI, and Lotte released Peters during the season.

Peters, who signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals in September 2022 and played as a hitter,

transitioned to a pitcher after joining the Detroit Tigers in 2023.

Last year, DJ Peters played in the minor league rookie league as a pitcher and pitched in relief in 17 games,

struggling with 1 win and an ERA of 6.23 (17 hits, 19 runs, 15 earned runs in 21⅔ innings).

He struck out 24 batters, but gave up more walks (27).

Texas decided to give Peters, who throws a fastball up to 95 miles per hour (approximately 153 km), an opportunity to play in the minor league.

Major League Trade Rumors said, “Peters’ transformation into a pitcher is progressing. He

must grow technically and become familiar with game management,”

“He will learn how to use a fastball of 153 km per hour and a slider with a large angle in the minor league under Texas. “It was said.

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