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Dillon Peters

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Dillon Peters
Name: Dillon James Peters
Born: Aug 31, 1992 in Fishers, IN
High School: Cathedral HS, Indianapolis
High School: Texas
College: Texas
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 10th round (287th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2014 (signed for $175,000)
Pitching runs in Peters' family. His grandfather pitched semipro ball, and his father Mark pitched in college and has coached Dillon in travel ball. Peters had a dominant prep career in Indiana but had a strong commitment to Texas, so he didn't sign with the Indians, who drafted him in the 20th round in 2011. He has been the Longhorns' best pitcher over the last two seasons. Peters touched 96 mph and pitched with a firm 90-94 heater in high school, but scouts noted his high-effort delivery, and his velocity has stepped backward in college. He impresses scouts more with his feel for pitching and ability to locate his stuff, starting with a solid-average fastball in the 88-92 mph range. He spins a curveball, though it's not a plus pitch, and his changeup is solid-average as well. Peters missed a start in early May following surgery to relieve blockage of a salivary gland that was leaving him with dry mouth on the mound and showed no ill effects in his return, throwing the first seven innings of a combined no-hitter at Kansas State. Peters could be one of the fastest-moving pitchers in the class thanks to his polish and control, but his 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings hints at his back-of-the-rotation ceiling.
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