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MadFriars' Spring Training: Dustin Peterson

Peterson with the TinCaps in 2014.

Peoria, AZ - Dustin Peterson, 19, was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft by the San Diego Padres. Dustin's brother D.J., a star at the University of New Mexico and four years older, was taken in the first round by the Seattle Mariners in the same draft. Last year he was part of one of the more talented teams that the organization has sent to the Arizona League in a long time.

He hit .293/.337/.344 as part of a talented infield and moreover of a team that was considered one of the best in the league. The 2013 AZL Padres sent 12 players to Fort Wayne, an unheard of number when usually two or three players at the most are sent to the Summit City. At six-foot-two and 200 lbs. the Padres immediately moved him from shortstop to third base as a professional, but some also...

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