Peters. DJ Peters. He’s an outfielder.
“Who does he play for?”
“The Texas Rangers? What’s his name again?”
Donald Scott “DJ” Peters. He’s a twenty-five-year-old center fielder for the Rangers. He’s a California kid who the Cubs drafted in the thirty-fourth round in 2014. The Rangers picked him up off waivers after the Dodgers released him. In 18 games for LA he was hitting just .192. He had five hits but three of them were for extra bases.
“So, they picked up a guy batting .192?”
Yeah, on the Dodgers that’s a low minor leaguer. On the Rangers, that’s an All-Star. Peters came into yesterday’s game hitting .158 with an OPS+ of 11. Remember, 100 is average. He was at 11.
“And that’s the guy who hit two home runs?”
Yes, DJ Peters had a career game. He hit two home runs, and drove in four to hike his average up to .191 and his OPS to .705. Coming into yesterday’s game he had two career home runs and nine career RBIs.
“DJ Peters, huh? Sounds like the Rangers have their center fielder for the future, right?”
Just 24 more roster spots to fill.