The 2020 year has brought challenges all over baseball, but none more so than at the minor league level. Players hoping to make an impact on their organization by playing well in the minor leagues were instead forced to sit out the entire season, with many not being paid at all. Luckily for Dodgers prospects, they were paid a little along the way to help keep them afloat through the pandemic.
Dodgers outfield prospect DJ Peters is certainly one of the guys hit by the lack of minor league baseball in 2020, and he’s gotten a little creative with his training. He announced today via his Instagram account that he will be offering hitting lessons during this offseason.
The Dodgers number 11 overall prospect is working with EM Speed & Power in Rancho Cucamonga to offer lessons to fans all over. And if you’re going to take hitting lessons, Peters is probably a great guy to take them from. Since he was drafted in 2016, Peters has slugged 92 homeruns in 3 professional seasons.
At 6-foot-6 and weighing 225 pounds, Peters is a mammoth of a man patrolling the outfield. Despite his size, most experts predict that Peters will still be a plus-defender in a corner outfield position long-term. While he probably would have already made a contribution on most other teams, the Dodgers have been really deep at the outfield position for a long time. Expect him to make some contributions in 2021.
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