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Peterson, Brandon

brandon peterson

Peterson, Brandon

Team: Former Players
Pos: RP
Bats: R
Throws: R
DoB: 1991-09-23
2016: AA, A+
2015: AA, A+
Acquired: Draft
Acquisition Details: 2013 13th Rd
Hometown: Savage, MN (Wichita State)
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: Peterson is a Savage (MN) native who once in a home run at Target Field in a State championship game for his Burnsville team. He went to Des Moines Area CC for two years before heading to Wichita State. He went 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA in 40 innings for the Shockers. He had 10 saves. He was the Twins 12th round pick in 2013. In 2014, he was our choice or Twins Daily Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year. He spend about a month in Cedar Rapids before moving up to Ft. Myers. Overall, he posted a 1.57 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP with 13.2 K/9. At 6-1 and 200 pounds, Peterson isn’t overpowering yet he has been very successful. He throws a fastball in the low 90s. His slider can be a devastating pitch. Scouts say that he hides the ball well and his release point is closer to the plate making it look quicker. He’s a very smart pitcher.
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