Former Lotte foreign hitter signs contract with Texas as ‘pitcher’… Max 152.9km/h ‘Boom’

DJ Peters (29), a foreign player from the Lotte Giants in the professional baseball league, will wear the Texas uniform again.

The Dallas Morning News, a local media outlet in Texas, reported on Monday (Korea time) that Peters and Texas would reunite. Peters, who made his Major League Baseball debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021, moved to Texas in August that year. The deal effectively represents his return to Texas in three years. Peters, an athletic outfielder, has 96 homers in total in six years in the Minor League, and boasts superior hitting capability. However, his accuracy was weak, which continued after his KBO League debut.라바카지노주소

Peters, who signed a contract with the Lotte Giants in December 2021, hit 13 home runs in 85 games in the 2022 season. He showed off his strong batting average of 0.228 with double-digit home runs. As a result, he was kicked out after the announcement of waivers in July. Afterwards, Peters chose a new “challenge.” The Dallas Morning News reported, “After returning to the U.S., Peters finished his year in Triple-A, the Washington Nationals’ minor league. Last year, he signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and turned into a pitcher.”

In fact, Peters pitched as a bullpen pitcher in 17 games for the Detroit Rookie League in the 2023 season, posting an ERA of 6.23. Although his on-base hit was high at 2.031 due to poor ball control, he had 10 strikeouts per nine innings, which was extremely challenging. The Dallas Morning News introduced Peters as a “pitcher” and said, “Last year, he gave 27 walks in 21 2/3 innings and had difficulty in command. However, he also threw fastballs for an average of 93 to 95 miles (149.7 to 152.9 kilometers/h).”

Peters has a unique personal history. He was named in 2014 (36 rounds), 2015 (36 rounds), and 2016 rookie draft (4 rounds). MLB recorded a batting average of 0.197 with 13 homers and 38 RBIs in 70 games. He played 518 games and posted an OPS of 0.839 (on-base plus slugging).

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