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#33 DJ Peterson
Position: 1st Base/3rd Base
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Gilbert HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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JUNIOR (2013):Drafted 12th overall in the MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners, becoming UNM's highest draft pick ever ... named NCBWA's District VIII Player of the Year ... was a first team All-American, becoming UNM's first ever three-time All-American in the process, and Mountain West Co-Player of the Year for a second straight season ... also a semifinalist for both the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award ... won the MW overall triple crown for a second straight year by hitting .408 with 18 home runs and 72 RBI ... also knocked 25 doubles and four triples while scoring 68 runs ... had phenomenal series vs. UC Riverside March 8-10 as he went 12-15 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs, nine runs and six RBI to earn Mountain West Player of the Week honors ... was second on the team with 26 multi-hit games and tied for the team lead with 18 multi-RBI games ... finished the season on a 17-game hitting streak during which he went 28-66 (.424) with five doubles, a triple and five home runs while scoring 21 runs and driving in 19 ... failed to reach base at least once in only one game all season, which was the second game of a doubleheader against Missouri St. on March 19.

SOPHOMORE (2012): One of three Lobos to appear in all 61 games, including 60 starts ... named Louisville Slugger First Team All-American ... Mountain West Co-Player of the Year ... semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy ... named to USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team ... hit .419 with 57 runs, 104 hits, 78 RBIs, 21 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs, 182 total bases, a .734 slugging percentage, and a .490 on base percentage ... led UNM in batting, hits, RBIs, home runs, total bases, slugging, and on base percentage ... his total bases ranked third in a single season in UNM history and his hits ranked fourth ... had career-best 22-game hitting streak from Apr. 1 to May 5 ... hit .409 (38-93) during the streak, with 21 runs, 31 RBIs, eight doubles, two triples, and eight home runs ... recorded a hit in 53 of the 61 games, and had multiple hits in 30 of them ... led the team with 21 multi-RBI games, including four games of five ... recorded four multi-home run games ... went 5-for-5 with three runs, four RBIs and two home runs against San Diego St. on Mar. 16 ... walked a season-high four times against Air Force on May 17 ... named MW Player of the Week three times (Mar. 12, Mar. 19, Apr. 10) ... went 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and home run against San Diego in the NCAA regionals.

FRESHMAN (2011): Led Lobos with .317 average, 78 hits, 32 doubles,six home runs, 48 extra-base hits, 48 RBI, 134 total bases, .545 slugging percentage, and 10 hit-by-pitch ... named to 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Associated Freshman All-American Team and 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team ... his 32 doubles set an NCAA single-season record for freshmen ... had season-high five hits, six RBI and three runs against TCU on May 20 ... had 21 multi-hit games during the season ... had 10-game hitting streak from Mar. 19 through Apr. 1 ... hit 18-41 (.439) during the streak with six multi-hit games... named West Region National Player of the Week by CollegeBaseballInsider.com during week of March 21-27 ... hit .579 (11-19) that week with four doubles, two home runs, two walks, eight runs and 10 RBI as Lobos went 5-0 ... named to 2011 MWC All-Tournament Team and was named MVP of the entire tournament ... hit .412 (7-17) during the tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Ariz. ... graduated 2010 ... lettered in baseball ... three year starter ... team made it to the semi-final game in 2010 ... first team Louisville Slugger All-American ... two time first team all-state.

SUMMER/CLUB TEAMS: Was part of the Angels Scout team which won the Don Mattingly World Series ... was named MVP.

PERSONAL: Born on December 31, 1991 in Scottsdale, Ariz., to Doug Peterson and Melissa Peterson ... has two siblings, Dustin and MacKenzie ... enjoys all sports ... favorite athlete is Manny Ramirez ... undecided on a major.

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