Ranking The Padres Top 20 Prospects: Numbers 20-16

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#18. Dustin Peterson

Dustin Peterson was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Gilber HS (Gilbert, AZ). Peterson’s is the younger brother of D.J. Peterson who was chosen 12th overall in the same year by the Seattle Mariners

Peterson has spent his first full season at Single-A Fort Wayne where he owns a triple slash line of .238/.280/.369. His scouting report has him with possessing quick hands, above-average bat speed, and keeps the bat head in the zone for an extended period of time. He will continue to progress at the plate as he is only 19-years-old and will mature physically. However, he does lack on the defensive side of the ball; he has already been moved from shortstop to third base. He has the power, bat speed, and the long golden locks to be Khalil Greene 2.0.

I project Peterson to evolve into a player that can be a hitter to hit in the 6 spot that can drive in runs and put together strong at bats and be a strong supporting player.