clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

MLB Draft 2016 results: Dodgers select OF D.J. Peters with their 4th-round pick

Photo: Cathleen Allison | Western Nevada Athletics

With their fourth-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected outfielder D.J. Peters out of Western Nevada Community College, the 131st overall pick in the draft.

Peters hit .419/.510/.734 with 16 home runs and 14 doubles as a sophomore with Western Nevada Community College in 2016, the final year of the school's baseball program. He is headed for Cal State Fullerton if he doesn't turn pro.

He was named the Scenic West Athletic Conference player of the year in May.

Listed at 6'6 and 225 pounds, Peters bats and throws right-handed.

Peters has been drafted twice before - once by the Cubs in the 36th round in 2014 out of Glendora High School, and again by the Rangers in 2015, also in the 36th round out of Western Nevada CC.

"He's a tremendous talent," said WNC baseball coach D.J. Whittemore. "There is a good chance for DJ to be taken in the first 15 rounds, and it's not crazy to say that he'll be taken in the top 10 rounds,"

Peters was not rated in David Hood's top 200 draft prospects, nor was he listed in the MLB Pipeline top 200.

But he ranked No. 290 in Baseball America's top 500, which noted his strength and raw power, and said he was "an average runner underway who has a plus arm."

The slot bonus for the No. 131 pick is $442,400.

Twitter: @8peters