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DJ Peters wins California League Player of the Week

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D.J. Peters
DJ Peters hit four home runs in seven games last week for Rancho Cucamonga.
Photo credit: Steve Saenz | Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

LOS ANGELES — Playing in front of friends and family has paid dividends for outfielder DJ Peters, who was named California League Player of the Week on Monday.

The Glendora High School alum was drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round in 2016 out of Western Nevada College, and has excelled in his first month with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Last week Peters was 10-for-25 (.400) with four home runs — the last of which came Saturday at Lancaster — two doubles, six walks, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored in seven games for the Quakes.

Including Monday, Peters has reached base in 23 straight games, which as noted by the Quakes is the longest streak in the minors this season.

Here is Peters talking with Quakes broadcaster Sammy O’Brien last week (interview starts at 53 seconds):

On the season, Peters is hitting .298/.434/.524 with 18 runs scored, 14 RBI, and 19 walks in 24 games. He has started 16 games in center field, five games in right field, and three in left.

This was the second consecutive Cal League Player of the Week for the Quakes, with catcher/infielder Will Smith taking home honors for the week ending Apr. 23.