This past offseason, the Dodgers missed out on an opportunity to trade for Giancarlo Stanton at what was arguably a discounted rate for a super-star talent. Instead, the Yankees got the 6’6 slugger and paired him with fellow 50 home run hitter, Aaron Judge.
So, now that Stanton is a Yankee, the Dodgers can look internally at 22-year old slugger, DJ Peters, to fill the power void they had once hoped to fill with Stanton.
Standing at 6’6 and 225 pounds, Peters is built to the dimensions of the newest Bronx Bomber and draws comparisons to Stanton almost regularly.
Peters has slugged 18 homers in Double-A this season, just a year after hitting 25 home runs with the Quakes in High-A. Peters is a classic boom or bust player and he couples it nicely with very good defense in right field where he features his cannon of an arm.
Peters could play a role in the Dodgers’ offense that has not been played in a few years, a pure power hitter. With the game transitioning to the wall-ball era, having someone like Peters on the roster could certainly be helpful.
The Dodgers should not trade the former Cal-League MVP as his skills could prove very valuable down the road.
Trade status for DJ Peters: Untradable