Scottsdale, Arizona —— On Thursday night out at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, we caught up with Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect DJ Peters. The native of Glendora, California is out at the Arizona Fall League playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs, and even though he had the night off of game action Thursday in Scottsdale, he was down to chat about baseball a bit with us right before the game.
DJ Peters chatted us up a bit about what it was like growing up a Dodgers fan in Glendora, and what he feels now with the big league club making their way to the World Series (which, coincidentally, happened a few hours after we filmed this interview tonight in Scottsdale). He also discusses nutrition improvements that have impacted his career, what he’s working on out at the Arizona Fall League this month, how he’s been adjusting to the AFL playing schedule after being an everyday guy all summer, and a few more things.
You can watch that video between DJ Peters and our on-air host, Sande Charles, right here:
Of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is coming off a massively successful season in the California League where he was named MVP of the circuit, leading his team to the playoffs and firmly putting himself on the map even with a remarkably deep organization. He’ll be tested in the upper minors in 2018, with a shot at making a big league impact in 2019 as a power-hitting young player with some speed to burn and the arm strength and defensive prowess to work across all three outfield roles. To that end, DJ Peters only solidified himself in 2017 as one of the top prospects the Los Angeles Dodgers have; the Arizona Fall League, then, is something of a victory lap for the outfielder as he rides out the last days of a season full of accomplishments and accolades.
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