- Full name Liam Scott Peterson
- Born 06/10/2005 in Clearwater, FL
- Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Calvary Christian HS, Clearwater, Fla.
School: Calvary Christian HS, Clearwater, Fla. Source: HS
Age At Draft: 18.1
Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 45.
Peterson has a promising mix of physical projection and stuff that continues to trend up as one of the younger players in the 2023 class. Listed at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, Peterson has a lean frame that has strength now but plenty of room for more weight, and attacks hitters with a fast and loose arm from a three-quarter slot and with some crossfiring action in his finish. After pitching in the upper 80s during the summer of 2021, Peterson was consistently in the lower 90s in 2022, sitting around 93-94 mph in one- or two-inning stints and touching 96 at peak velocity. On top of a fastball that could become a plus pitch with more strength, Peterson has a breaking ball in the 77-81 mph range that blends between slider and curveball shape, but features solid spin and bite and has earned 60-grade projections. A low-80s changeup that could become an average offering in the future rounds out his repertoire. Peterson’s control came and went at times throughout the showcase circuit in 2022, and he’ll especially need to refine his fastball command. Peterson doesn’t turn 18 until June and has generated top-three round buzz. He is committed to Florida.
- RHP Liam Peterson and assigned to High School Workout.