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Brandon Peterson - 2014

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#21 goulik

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:54 AM

Brandon's numbers continue to turn my head though I rarely think of him while reading or formulating prospect lists which continue to omit him. Any thoughts from those of you with connections on his projectability and prospect status?

#22 TheDean

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

After Peterson's "start," he got nearly a week off before coming into the ninth inning with a seven-run lead over Bradenton.  He allowed a hit and struck out 3.

 

On Friday, Peterson got an eighth-inning hold against Charlotte, inducing a ground ball and striking out two.

 

Hitters in the MWL and FSL are hitting .468 on Peterson.  That's an OPS.  It's also ridiculous.

 

If anyone is actually reading these things and thinks to themselves "Wow, it seems like Peterson gets a lot of K's," you'd be right: Peterson is eighth place in all of MiLB in K%, 37.2% (50 IP).

 

Peterson is also 2nd place in all of MiLB in FIP, 1.47 (50 IP).

 

Peterson is 18th in Twins affiliate K's, and 2nd among relievers to Oliveros (3rd if Wimmers is a RP).


#23 TheDean

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:36 AM

Peterson got two more appearances to finish the regular season with Ft. Myers.

 

He pitched the eighth inning of a game against Bradenton.  It was rare among appearances by Peterson in that he struck no one out.  He allowed two hits, but  he made good pitches, and the defense was able to record three outs for him to escape the inning unscathed.

 

In the second game of the double-header on August 30, he pitched the second and third innings, striking out four, walking one, and allowing one hit.

 

Since Ft. Myers advanced, it figures that Peterson will continue to be a key part of the bullpen as the Miracle push for a FSL title.

 

Though Peterson was snubbed in the description of the Miracle's first postseason game by outstanding TwinsDaily columnist Cody Christie, he did receive a shout out from Seth in the comments.  I agree with Seth that Peterson had arguably the most important pitching role in the game.  After Lee got blown out of the water with 7 runs (none earned) in 1.2 innings, Peterson stabilized things, getting 7 consecutive outs and turning things over to Van Steensel after the fourth inning.  Not a single batter reached first safely against Peterson.