Outfielder DJ Peters (28), who was released from the Lotte Giants in the KBO League, will try again in the major leagues. He signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers, but did not receive an invitation to spring training. I see a thorny road.
The US’Detroit Free Press reported on the 9th (Korean time) that Peters, a former Los Angeles Dodgers prospect who played most of last season in Korea, recently signed a minor league contract with Detroit.
Even minor contract players usually attend camp as invited players. But Peters is different. According to reports, Peters did not receive an invitation to spring training and was assigned to Detroit’s Triple-A Toledo.
Peters, a 198cm, 102kg right-handed outfielder, is a former Dodgers prospect. He continued to be in the top 25 of the Dodgers prospects rankings for the past 2017-2020. In 2018, he rose to 6th place, but did not grow as much as expected.
After making his major league debut at the Dodgers in 2021, he played only 18 games and was nominated (DFA). He transferred after receiving a waiver claim from the Texas Rangers, but did not produce outstanding results. He played a total of 70 games in 2021, hitting 13 home runs, but remained at a batting average of 1.99 and 7 Lee (44 hits in 223 at-bats). 카지노
Last year, he came to Korea with a contract with Lotte for a total of 680,000 dollars. However, he also failed in the KBO League. In 85 games he played, he fell short of expectations with a batting average of 2.2 8 (72-for-316) with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs for an OPS of .701. He had one shot, but showed a big weakness in accuracy, showing a lot of ups and downs, and was eventually released after the first half.
After returning to the United States, Peters signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals in September. In Triple-A Rochester, the sluggishness continued with a batting average of 107.4 (8 hits in 46 bats), no home runs, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of .455 in 13 games. In the end, he fell to Triple-A from the start without even competing at this year’s camp.