Saturday, January 22, 2005

Adam Peterson Report

Adam Peterson, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
Drafted 116th Overall (4th Rd), 2002 Draft, Wichita St
Bats R/Throws R
25 YO, 6'3", 220 lbs

Peterson was what the Snakes got for Shae Hillenbrand. He's a righty reliever who was expected to be in the mix for the Blue Jays bullpen this season, but will instead be fighting for a place in the Snakes pen. He has a blazing fastball, but his mechanics are a mess, which makes him inconsistant and an injury risk. He started the season blowing away Eastern League hitters to the tune of a 2.54 ERA with 38 K's and 10 BB's in 28 IP. Then he got creamed in Toronto and Syracuse. For his career, he has a pedestrian 4.18 ERA, but with pretty good supporting stats (132 K, 55 BB, 142 IP). He has a 1 in 4 chance of turning into a kind of Kyle Farnsworth. That's a reasonable return on Shae Hillenbrand.

ETA: Mid 2005
2 Stars

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