With the 20th overall pick in the draft, the Mets have selected David Peterson from Oregon University. In mock drafts, Peterson was projected to go 17th by MLB.com, 16th by ESPN, and 19th by Baseball America.
Plain and simple, Peterson is the 6-foot-6 ace of Oregon. The southpaw’s combination of stature and power make him a sought after commodity in the major league. He’s also a strikeout master, averaging 12.79/9 innings and a walk ratio of a mere 107-6. Talk about command of the strike zone. On April 29th of this year, Peterson threw a complete game shutout against Arizona State.
His delivery is a little rough, so moving forward one of his main goals in the majors is refinement and fine tuning his curveball.
Check out the college junior here:
For more on Peterson, check out his Q&A with Chris Cotillo here.