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Peterson after having a successful season in Double-A and Triple-A this season, has struggled mightily in his time with the San Diego Padres batting only .100. Peterson did provide the San Diego Padres excellent defense at second base, but just didn’t hit enough to remain with the team throughout the season.
According to Corey Brock of Padres.com the Padres have been working with Jace Peterson to get him more consistent at the plate.
"“It’s about his load, it’s about his trigger a little bit with his hands,” Black said. “I think in the lower Minors, you get away with [it], but against better pitching and when you get to the Major Leagues, [where there’s] very excellent pitching, he has to make some changes.”"
The Padres drafted Jace Peterson out of McNeese State University in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft.
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If one word describes Jace Peterson it is simply an athlete, but Peterson is not just another athletic prospect like Reymond Fuentes and Rico Noel. Peterson is projected to be a top of the order hitter who will hit for a high average with decent power, above average speed and is solid defender at shortstop. Don’t just take my word for hit, Peterson has been highly regarded my most scouts including Baseball America. In their review of the 2014 San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects they named Jace Peterson the Padres 7th best prospect and the Best Hitter for Average, Best Strike-Zone Discipline, Best Athlete, Best Defensive Infielder.