DJ Peters

DJ Peters

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Washington Nationals AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for DJ Peters in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals in September of 2022.
Signs minors deal with Nationals
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
September 10, 2022
Peters signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Peters signed with the Lotte Giants of the KBO in December but didn't have much success, getting released back in July. While he was able to trim his strikeout rate to a respectable 21.8 percent, well below the 34.2 percent he managed in his 70-game MLB debut last season, he hit an unremarkable .228/.299/.402 in 85 games. He'll report to Triple-A Rochester for now.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2022
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+54%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .495 90 7 3 11 0 .148 .211 .284
Since 2020vs Right .760 150 22 10 27 2 .225 .260 .500
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .495 90 7 3 11 0 .148 .211 .284
2021vs Right .760 150 22 10 27 2 .225 .260 .500
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2020
 
 
+6%
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+6%
OPS at Home
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .684 119 15 8 21 2 .193 .244 .440
Since 2020Away .643 121 14 5 17 0 .202 .240 .404
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2021Home .684 119 15 8 21 2 .193 .244 .440
2021Away .643 121 14 5 17 0 .202 .240 .404
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Once again, Peters hit for power, struck out a lot (31.0 K%) and was at least 12% better than the average hitter in the leagues he played in, but his most widely-accepted strength disappeared. The right-handed slugger stopped crushing lefties. After posting an OPS of .900 or better against southpaws from 2016-18, Peters had a .707 OPS in 112 PA against lefties. His floor was seemingly a short-side platoon right fielder, so the question is whether he made adjustments to try to solve his issues against righties at the expense of his greatest strength, or whether he just got very unlucky in a small sample against southpaws. If the .838 OPS he posted against righties is legitimate and he bounces back against LHP, then he could be in for a monster 2020 in the Pacific Coast League. He is on the 40-man roster, but does not have a clear path to an everyday role, barring a trade to a lesser organization.
Early in his first tour of the Texas League, it looked like Peters was turning into one of the best power-hitting prospects in the minors. However, from May 15 on, he hit just .219 with a 36.5 K% -- troubling marks for a 22-year-old corner outfielder. He still got to his power (21 HR, .460 SLG) over that stretch (397 PA), but the concern is that he won't make enough contact to profile as more than a short-side platoon bat (.264/.359/.592 against LHP). Peters is a good athlete for his size (6-foot-6, 225 pounds), but does not look to put his average speed to work on the bases. The Dodgers still have a fairly crowded outfield situation even after their offseason moves, so Peters will likely spend all of 2019 in the upper levels of the minors, regardless of how well he is performing.
It's rare that a toolsy hitter can lead his league in OPS, ISO and wRC+ and still be undervalued, but that might be the case with Peters. The Dodgers aggressively sent Peters from rookie ball to the California League, skipping Low-A completely, and he proceeded to be the most productive offensive player in the league. However, his 32.2 percent strikeout rate will still scare some dynasty-league owners away. Context is very important here. This was a player making a big leap in competition, who produced despite all those whiffs. He also walked 10.9 percent of the time and is coming up in an era where three-true-outcomes hitters are more accepted than ever. Peters' huge raw power was on full display when he took a rehabbing Madison Bumgarner deep twice in the same game. He is a good athlete, but has not looked to run much in the minors. There are reasons to be concerned about his batting average against advanced pitching, but it's also possible he improves across the board with a more typical promotion schedule going forward.
Peters, a juco product, is a rare tooled-up outfielder who did not come from the high school ranks and did not come off the board on day one of the draft. This appears to have been a brilliant scouting find, as the Dodgers signed him for an under-slot $247,500 deal after selecting him with the 131st pick. He went on to show plus power and plus speed while leading the Pioneer League in OPS (1.052), total bases (161) and runs (63) in 302 plate appearances. A 6-foot-5, 210-pound outfielder, Peters draws physical comps to Jayson Werth, and his production could also mirror what Werth did with the Phillies, notching a couple 20/20 seasons while hitting in the .250-.275 range. After posting a .432 BABIP in his first taste of pro ball, it will be interesting to see what kind of batting averages Peters posts when his luck normalizes against full-season pitching. Based on the tools and early success, Peters should be treated like a top-25 prospect from the 2016 draft class.
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Bound for KBO
OFFree Agent  AAA
December 3, 2021
Peters is close to signing a contract with the Lotte Giants of the KBO, Daniel Kim of MBC Sports+ reports.
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Loses spot on 40-man roster
OFTexas Rangers  AAA
November 30, 2021
Peters cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
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Riding pine Saturday
OFTexas Rangers  AAA
October 2, 2021
Peters isn't starting Saturday's game against Cleveland.
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Homers, doubles
OFTexas Rangers  AAA
September 30, 2021
Peters went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and another run scored during Thursday's win against the Angels.
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Takes seat Wednesday
OFTexas Rangers  AAA
September 29, 2021
Peters isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Angels.
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