Peters was added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster Wednesday.
Peters hit .260/.388/.490 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI over 57 games in his first action with Triple-A Oklahoma City last season. The 23-year-old was effective in the minors, but it's unclear whether he will reach the majors in 2020, given the Dodgers' outfield depth. His addition to the 40-man roster shields him from the Rule 5 draft.
Peters went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday in an 11-3 win over San Antonio.
The 23-year-old has turned in back-to-back two-homer games and is now up to eight long balls and 14 extra-base hits through his first 20 contests in the Pacific Coast League. The Dodgers don't have a pressing need for another bat in the outfield following the recent return of A.J. Pollock from the injured list, so Peters probably won't be in store for anything more than a September callup in 2019 even if he keeps mashing at Triple-A.
Peters was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Peters didn't necessarily force the promotion, slashing .241/.331/.422 with 11 home runs across 68 games in his return trip to Tulsa. Given the Dodgers' outfield depth, the 23-year-old Peters figures to finish out the season with Oklahoma City.
Peters went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer for Double-A Tulsa on Wednesday.
Peters has been locked in at the plate for the Drillers, as he's now on a five-game hitting streak as part of a stretch where he's hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games. He remains a work in progress, but Peters is an enticing power prospect, as he cranked 29 homers for the Drillers last year and has eight in 52 games so far this season. His recent hot streak has boosted his slash line up to .242/.324/.423 over 194 at-bats.
Peters has shortened his swing over the offseason, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Peters posted the lowest batting average of his career at Double-A Tulsa a season ago (.236), but he made up for it by belting 29 homers and driving in 60 over 132 games. Manager Dave Roberts noted that the prospect has been working with the team's hitting coaches on his swing and that he'll have a better chance against velocity and inside pitches with his new mechanics, per Plunkett.
Peters was invited to big-league camp by the Dodgers on Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Peters has yet to reach Triple-A, so he's unlikely to have a real shot at an Opening Day roster spot. He posted a solid 114 wRC+ for Double-A Tulsa last season, hitting .236/.320/.473, but his 34.3 percent strikeout rate is a worry. He'll have a shot to debut later in the season if he can start to make more contact.
Peters went 2-for-4 with two home runs, a walk and a strikeout in Tuesday's game for Double-A Tulsa.
Peters' power is his calling card, as he has never posted an ISO below .230 in pro ball. His 10.9 percent walk rate is identical to the mark he put up last year at High-A, but he has lowered his strikeout rate from 32.2 percent in 2017 to 29.2 percent this season. His seven home runs rank fifth in the Texas League. Even with all this production, it still seems that the hulking 6-foot-6 slugger is underrated because people are too scared off by his swing-and-miss tendencies.
Peters was reassigned to minor-league spring training on Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Despite putting together a strong Cactus League performance -- when he went 7-for-17 with two home runs in 11 appearances -- Peters will return to minor-league camp before kicking off the 2018 season with Double-A Tulsa. The powerful 22-year-old is likely a year away from making his major-league debut.
Peters has been invited to the Dodgers' major-league camp for spring training, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Despite skipping Low-A completely, the 22-year-old Peters was still able to hit an impressive .276/.372/.514 with 27 homers in 132 games for High-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2017. He did strike out an unsightly 32.2 percent of the time, but we're willing to chalk that up to the jump in competition. Peters should see a more typical promotion schedule moving forward, though that won't stop the Dodgers from getting a look at how he does against major-league competition this spring.
Peters went 2-for-5 with two fourth-inning home runs for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday.
Both home runs were hit off a rehabbing Madison Bumgarner, and came in the wake of a three-homer game on July 2. Peters features a .280/.386/.556 slash line with 18 home runs in 293 at-bats this season. The 21-year-old has struck out 111 times, but has still found success after jumping to High-A after playing in rookie ball last season.
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