The Braves began with Jace Peterson at second base last year because they were intrigued by his potential. They stuck with him because they had no other recourse. The Padres' castoff looked every bit like a light-hitting reserve, and it only got worse over time, with Peterson batting .212 with a .579 OPS over the final three months. At age 25, he probably doesn't have much room to improve from here. He was good for a high on-base percentage and some healthy stolen base totals in the minors, but he failed about as often as he succeeded on the base paths last year. And until he shows some power, major-league pitchers have every reason to challenge him at the plate. Most likely, the Braves are just starting him until they fine someone better, which is what you'll be doing if you draft him in an NL-only league.
Braves second baseman Jace Peterson is not in the lineup Friday against the Phillies. It will be the fourth day off in five games for Peterson, as the second baseman has struggled in the month of September to the tune of a .186/.255/.256 slash line in the month. Daniel Castro will get the start at the keystone Friday, batting second.
Braves second baseman Jace Peterson has returned to the lineup Thursday after sitting the last two games. He is batting seventh. Peterson is back in action with a .238 average that is at its lowest point since May 1.
Braves second baseman Jace Peterson filled up the boxscore in Monday's 8-7 win over the Giants. Peterson went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double, RBI and two runs scored. Peterson's big blow was a three-run home run in the sixth, to cut the Giants' lead to 6-3. It was Peterson's fifth home run of the year. He has now homered in back-to-back games after going 27 games without one.
Braves second baseman Jace Peterson went 3 for 4 at the plate during Sunday's 6-2 win over the Phillies. His biggest hit came when Peterson hit a three-run home run off Adam Morgan in the fifth inning. It was his fourth home run of the season. Prior to Sunday's win, Peterson was hitting .132 with one RBI in his last 11 games.
Braves second baseman Jace Peterson is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals. Peterson will be replaced at second base by Pedro Ciriaco, who will hit out of the second spot in the lineup. Peterson isn't in the lineup for just the second time in his team's last 13 games.