Peterson is expected to begin the season as the starting first baseman at Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Peterson began the season at the Double-A level last season, but he ultimately got his first extended look at Triple-A and hit .253 with eight home runs in 46 games there. The 24-year-old was added to the 40-man roster over the offseason so he may get a chance in the majors at some point in 2017, but at this point it looks like he'll get the chance for regular at-bats in the minors to start out the year.
Peterson struggled during a brief taste of Triple-A back in 2015, but he appears to be much improved at the plate this time around. Given Adam Lind's struggles in the big leagues this year (.231/.264/.450), Peterson could serve as an internal upgrade, especially if the
The 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Peterson bounced back strong from a disappointing 2015 campaign, posting a .271/.340/.466 slash line in 73 games for Double-A Jackson. He played four games with Triple-A Tacoma last season but has otherwise spent most of his minor league career at High-A and Double-A. Though the
Peterson is now 8-for-16 in his last four games, accruing three runs and four RBI during that time. While he's been hitting the ball well lately, he still holds a .242 season average. He'll need to hit at a more efficient clip than that if he hopes to be rewarded with a lengthy stint at Triple-A.
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