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Mariners sign 12th overall pick D.J. Peterson

Jun 12, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

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Larry Stone of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners have agreed to terms with their first-round selection from last week’s 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, University of New Mexico infielder D.J. Peterson.

No word yet on the financial terms of the deal.

Peterson, 21, batted .408/.520/.807 with 18 homers and 72 RBI in 55 games this season for the Lobos while playing primarily at third base. He’s the highest draft pick in the UNM baseball program’s history.

Kyle Davis of Lookout Landing published a pretty enlightening writeup about the kid last week.

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UPDATE, 8:15 PM ET: Jim Callis of Baseball America says Peterson received a $2.759 million signing bonus from the M’s. That was the exact recommended figure for the No. 12 spot in this year’s draft.

  1. stephenolszewski - Jun 12, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    For all Seattle fans I hope he pans out, they’ve had a lot of talent come through te farm that has underachieved

  2. canadabaseball - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Also signed 3 round pick.

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