Jace Peterson

Jace Peterson

33-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Arizona Diamondbacks
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Peterson's 430 plate appearances in 2023 were his most since 2015. Unfortunately, the 33-year-old's .611 OPS over that many plate appearances was a drain to fantasy rosters. The season was salvaged by a career-high 15 steals. His plate appearances dried up after being traded to Arizona, a team that needed an everyday third baseman and ranked 27th in OPS from the position. Peterson knows how to work a walk and create chances on the bases, but the bat isn't corner-infielder worthy. He's not going to get a chance to compete for a starting job in 2024, as the Diamondbacks' signed Eugenio Suarez to handle the hot corner. If the D-backs don't address the need for a regular designated hitter, Peterson could be part of that mix, but like corner infield, the bat doesn't profile at DH. Most likely, he'll serve as a backup utility infielder, a left-handed bat off the bench and pinch runner. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Athletics in December of 2022. Traded to the Diamondbacks in July of 2023.
Added back to roster
3BArizona Diamondbacks
October 27, 2023
Peterson was added to the Diamondbacks' World Series roster Friday.
ANALYSIS
Peterson was part of Arizona's roster for the Wild Card Round before being removed for the NLCS, but he's now back on the roster for the Fall Classic. Slade Cecconi -- who replaced Peterson on the NLCS roster -- has been removed. Evan Longoria is just 5-for-37 with 17 strikeouts this postseason, so it's possible Peterson sees some action at third base, at least against right-handed pitching.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
4
18
17
27
20
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
7
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+14%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+28%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .594 150 9 0 14 3 .241 .309 .286
Since 2021vs Right .680 910 106 20 88 34 .227 .322 .358
2023vs Left .493 61 3 0 3 0 .189 .267 .226
2023vs Right .631 369 32 6 34 15 .215 .310 .321
2022vs Left .718 35 2 0 5 1 .281 .343 .375
2022vs Right .696 293 42 8 29 11 .230 .313 .383
2021vs Left .625 54 4 0 6 2 .271 .333 .292
2021vs Right .735 248 32 6 25 8 .242 .351 .384
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+39%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+67%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .556 517 53 5 40 23 .185 .288 .268
Since 2021Away .772 543 62 15 62 14 .270 .351 .421
2023Home .584 215 18 3 20 9 .185 .285 .299
2023Away .638 215 17 3 17 6 .237 .322 .316
2022Home .521 163 20 1 10 9 .184 .280 .241
2022Away .869 165 24 7 24 3 .286 .352 .517
2021Home .554 139 15 1 10 5 .185 .302 .252
2021Away .851 163 21 5 21 5 .300 .387 .464
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Stat Review
How does Jace Peterson compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.47
 
BB Rate
10.9%
 
K Rate
23.5%
 
BABIP
.270
 
ISO
.096
 
AVG
.211
 
OBP
.304
 
SLG
.307
 
OPS
.611
 
wOBA
.278
 
Exit Velocity
85.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.4%
 
Barrels/PA
3.0%
 
Expected BA
.216
 
Expected SLG
.332
 
Sprint Speed
24.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.5%
 
Line Drive %
19.9%
 
Fly Ball %
38.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Peterson has eclipsed 410 plate appearances just once in his career, but that will very likely change in 2023 with Oakland as the club has signed him to a two-year deal to be their primary third baseman. He has been a role player for Atlanta, New York, Baltimore, and Milwaukee but will now be a middle of the lineup hitter for the beleaguered Athletics. Barring injury, he should set career highs in every counting category and can also bring multi-postional versatility to the table should it be needed. He does not have near the power needed at third base, so he has to make up with volume and speed to close the fantasy gap. If the club does in fact trade Sean Murphy, Peterson could end up being the cleanup hitter for that club which means he could fall into 75 RBIs. There is a good bit of very late round value here because of the guaranteed playing time he has not been afforded since 2015.
Peterson proved to be a useful bench piece for Milwaukee last season, hitting .247/.348/.367 (good for a roughly average 97 wRC+) in 94 games while appearing everywhere except catcher and center field.
After the Braves declined to tender Peterson a contract, the Yankees scooped him up on a minor-league deal. He then spent two stints with the major-league club in the month of April, getting designated for assignment after each cup of coffee. He wound up finding a more permanent home with the Orioles for the rest of the season, but the results still weren't pretty. When all was said and done, the utility man finished the season with an underwhelming .200/.310/.324 slash line to go with three home runs and 28 RBI. He did supply a bit of value in the stolen-base department (13-for-16 on stolen base attempts), though his inability to hit the ball really limits his upside. After returning to the Orioles on a minor-league deal, Peterson figures to be in the running for a bench spot once again.
Peterson has been unable to lock down an everyday role for the Braves over the past two seasons after racking up 152 games for Atlanta in 2015. He's shown flashes of tools at times, but a lack of efficiency on the basepaths (22-for-37 on stolen-base attempts) has limited his chances to run, as has his modest OBP (career .319) despite his ability to draw free passes (career 10.7 percent walk rate). The Braves declined to tender Peterson a contract in December, making him a free agent, and leading them to look elsewhere for bench help during the offseason. If he ends up inking a deal prior to the start of spring training, it will likely be a non-guaranteed contract, and he could be forced to spend time at Triple-A in order to get another look at the big-league level. Peterson turns 28 in May, making it unlikely that he will garner more than a reserve role as a left-handed bat off the bench capable of handling multiple spots defensively.
Peterson's strikeout and walk rates have improved in each of his first three major league seasons. 100-plus words to go and we're running out of positive things to say about Peterson. He was an asset last year with his .350 OBP and has minor upside in stolen bases, but nothing else about his game adds value. He cannot hit lefties and slots toward the bottom of the lineup without much pop, so his opportunities to produce as well as his past production lack substance. Ideally, he is a reserve player on a team, but for now, he gets the strong side of the platoon, but even that should come to an end once Atlanta finds a better defensive option. Ozzie Albies could come up and take away the playing time at some point in 2017 once he is fully recovered from the elbow injury that ended his 2016 season. Peterson is nothing but a boring plate-appearance hog.
As the Braves' primary second baseman, Peterson played his first full season in the major leagues in 2015. After Peterson struggled with the Padres in his rookie season, the Braves acquired him when they traded away Justin Upton before the 2015 season. Peterson helped fill a definite need at second base and had a fairly productive year doing so. In his 152 games he managed to hit .239/.314/.339 and his bright spot at the plate were 22 doubles and five triples. Peterson doesn't hit for much power but he's a stolen base threat and a guy that gets on base. Peterson is looking to be the frontrunner for Atlanta's starting second baseman in 2016, and he's expected to continue to grow into a threat at the plate.
When a bout of plantar fasciitis forced Jedd Gyorko onto the DL in June, Peterson received a brief audition in the starting role at second base for San Diego. He had hit .303/.382/.454 with seven homers, 42 stolen bases and a 54:58 K:BB rate in 113 games with High-A Lake Elsinore the year before as a 23-year-old, and showed no signs of slowing down upon his promotion to Triple-A El Paso early in 2014 (.354/.455/.585 in May). The results in his time with the major league club were abysmal, however, as he notched just six hits (all singles) and two walks in 58 plate appearances, and the Padres ultimately decided to leave him off their expanded September roster. He did hold onto his 40-man roster spot at the Rule 5 deadline, but the Padres included Peterson as part of the package for Justin Upton in the offseason. After a hot spring, Peterson appears set to open the year as the Braves' primary option at second base. There is some stolen base appeal here, even with his expected spot in the bottom-third of the batting order.
Peterson spent the entire year at High-A Lake Elsinore, posting a .303/.382/.454 batting line with seven homers, 66 RBI, 78 runs, and 42 stolen bases. The former second-round pick of the 2011 draft continues to show off superior speed on the basepaths, succeeding on 132-of-165 attempts during three minor league seasons. Consequently, he's expected to make the necessary jump to Double-A San Antonio.
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Absent from NLCS roster
3BArizona Diamondbacks
October 16, 2023
Peterson is not on the Diamondbacks' NLCS roster.
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Added to NL Wild Card Series roster
3BArizona Diamondbacks
October 3, 2023
Peterson was added to Arizona's roster on Tuesday for its NL Wild Card Series matchup against the Brewers, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports.
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Left off roster for Round 1
3BArizona Diamondbacks
October 3, 2023
Peterson did not make the roster for the Diamondbacks' NL Wild Card Series matchup against Milwaukee.
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Out of lineup
3BArizona Diamondbacks
September 30, 2023
Peterson will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the Astros, Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona reports.
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Logs fourth steal
3BArizona Diamondbacks
September 29, 2023
Peterson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Astros.
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