DJ Peters

DJ Peters

25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Texas Rangers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for DJ Peters in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Waived by the Dodgers in August of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Rangers in August of 2021.
Riding pine Saturday
OFTexas Rangers
October 2, 2021
Peters isn't starting Saturday's game against Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
Peters went 2-for-8 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs across the last two games. Willie Calhoun will shift to left field while Yonny Hernandez enters the lineup at second base.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
12
7
5
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
3
1
3
7
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .495 90 7 3 11 0 .148 .211 .284
Since 2019vs Right .760 150 22 10 27 2 .225 .260 .500
2021vs Left .495 90 7 3 11 0 .148 .211 .284
2021vs Right .760 150 22 10 27 2 .225 .260 .500
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .684 119 15 8 21 2 .193 .244 .440
Since 2019Away .643 121 14 5 17 0 .202 .240 .404
2021Home .684 119 15 8 21 2 .193 .244 .440
2021Away .643 121 14 5 17 0 .202 .240 .404
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does DJ Peters compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.15
 
BB Rate
5.0%
 
K Rate
34.2%
 
BABIP
.237
 
ISO
.224
 
AVG
.197
 
OBP
.242
 
SLG
.422
 
OPS
.663
 
wOBA
.280
 
Exit Velocity
78.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.9%
 
Barrels/PA
7.1%
 
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38 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Once again, Peters hit for power, struck out a lot (31.0 K%) and was at least 12% better than the average hitter in the leagues he played in, but his most widely-accepted strength disappeared. The right-handed slugger stopped crushing lefties. After posting an OPS of .900 or better against southpaws from 2016-18, Peters had a .707 OPS in 112 PA against lefties. His floor was seemingly a short-side platoon right fielder, so the question is whether he made adjustments to try to solve his issues against righties at the expense of his greatest strength, or whether he just got very unlucky in a small sample against southpaws. If the .838 OPS he posted against righties is legitimate and he bounces back against LHP, then he could be in for a monster 2020 in the Pacific Coast League. He is on the 40-man roster, but does not have a clear path to an everyday role, barring a trade to a lesser organization.
Early in his first tour of the Texas League, it looked like Peters was turning into one of the best power-hitting prospects in the minors. However, from May 15 on, he hit just .219 with a 36.5 K% -- troubling marks for a 22-year-old corner outfielder. He still got to his power (21 HR, .460 SLG) over that stretch (397 PA), but the concern is that he won't make enough contact to profile as more than a short-side platoon bat (.264/.359/.592 against LHP). Peters is a good athlete for his size (6-foot-6, 225 pounds), but does not look to put his average speed to work on the bases. The Dodgers still have a fairly crowded outfield situation even after their offseason moves, so Peters will likely spend all of 2019 in the upper levels of the minors, regardless of how well he is performing.
It's rare that a toolsy hitter can lead his league in OPS, ISO and wRC+ and still be undervalued, but that might be the case with Peters. The Dodgers aggressively sent Peters from rookie ball to the California League, skipping Low-A completely, and he proceeded to be the most productive offensive player in the league. However, his 32.2 percent strikeout rate will still scare some dynasty-league owners away. Context is very important here. This was a player making a big leap in competition, who produced despite all those whiffs. He also walked 10.9 percent of the time and is coming up in an era where three-true-outcomes hitters are more accepted than ever. Peters' huge raw power was on full display when he took a rehabbing Madison Bumgarner deep twice in the same game. He is a good athlete, but has not looked to run much in the minors. There are reasons to be concerned about his batting average against advanced pitching, but it's also possible he improves across the board with a more typical promotion schedule going forward.
Peters, a juco product, is a rare tooled-up outfielder who did not come from the high school ranks and did not come off the board on day one of the draft. This appears to have been a brilliant scouting find, as the Dodgers signed him for an under-slot $247,500 deal after selecting him with the 131st pick. He went on to show plus power and plus speed while leading the Pioneer League in OPS (1.052), total bases (161) and runs (63) in 302 plate appearances. A 6-foot-5, 210-pound outfielder, Peters draws physical comps to Jayson Werth, and his production could also mirror what Werth did with the Phillies, notching a couple 20/20 seasons while hitting in the .250-.275 range. After posting a .432 BABIP in his first taste of pro ball, it will be interesting to see what kind of batting averages Peters posts when his luck normalizes against full-season pitching. Based on the tools and early success, Peters should be treated like a top-25 prospect from the 2016 draft class.
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Homers, doubles
OFTexas Rangers
September 30, 2021
Peters went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and another run scored during Thursday's win against the Angels.
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Takes seat Wednesday
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September 29, 2021
Peters isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Angels.
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Not starting Sunday
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September 26, 2021
Peters is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Orioles.
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Sitting Tuesday
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September 21, 2021
Peters is not starting Tuesday against the Yankees.
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Not starting Saturday
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September 18, 2021
Peters will sit Saturday against the White Sox.
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