• Full name Austin Lee Peterson
  • Born 09/19/1999 in Valparaiso, IN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 234 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Connecticut
  • Drafted in the 9th round (271st overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2022 (signed for $125,000).
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    Peterson’s strikeouts and walks jump out immediately. The 22-year-old righthander struck out 147 and walked 25 in 110.1 innings at Connecticut, posting a 3.83 ERA to help lead the Huskies to a Super Regional appearance and a 50-16 record, the most wins in program history. Peterson is 6-foot-6, 235 pounds and his numbers stand out more than his raw stuff. He can scrape 93 mph, sitting at 88-92 mph. He throws strikes with all of his pitches, and while there’s nothing plus in his repertoire, scouts highest on him point to his improved slider this year. He throws a changeup as well that he mixes to both lefties and righties.

Career Transactions

  • RHP Austin Peterson assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from ACL Guardians.

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