08/24/2013 - Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory
David stands at 6-foot-6, and is a very good athlete - making him a rarity in more than one way. He is able to get off the mound very well to field his position, which is especially valuable in a guy with the type stuff to induce a lot of ground balls.
He pitches from a three quarters arm slot, which gives his fastball tail and sink into the low 90s. He also features an upper 70s change with action similiar to his fastball, and two types of breaking ball - one in the upper 70s and a slower version in the lower 70s.
He struckout one, walked one, and allowed one hit in an inning of work.
11/03/2012 - 2012 Team One Futures Series Texas
David has a big, tall, athletic frame. He has long levers and showed good front arm action. Has a quick live loose arm and spots his fastball very well. His breaking ball has a 1/7 break with good late bite. He was around the plate with everything. Good glove side action. Struck out three of the five batters faced. Absolute gamer on the mound.
06/06/2012 - Under Armour Southeast Regional Tournament
Peterson continues to show a huge upside on the mound and has the makings to be a solid two-way player at the next level. Arm strength has improved as he topped out at 88 mph on the mound. Fastball showed a range of 84-88 mph with arm side run / sink. Breaking ball displays sharp breaking action and he shows good command of pitch. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a plus feel for. At 1B, he is a solid receiver and displays proper footwork around the bag with plus hands that pick balls out of the dirt. At the plate, David shows a solid setup with quick hands that generate plus bat speed. He works to stay inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. Barrel accuracy is a plus and displays bat control with situational savvy. At the event, he was 2 for 6 with a 2B and 3 sac fly.
01/13/2012 - 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
David continues to show good abilities on the mound and at 1B. On the mound, his FB now tops out at 85 mph showing some arm side run. He stays in-line and he shows good rhythm toward the plate. Defensively, he keeps the ball in front and he remains athletic. Abilities will improve if he can present his glove earlier and field out in front. Offensively, he remains balanced and takes a level hack. He has decent pop and is a pull-type hitter. Peterson is a solid pitcher and will be one to watch the next couple years.
10/19/2011 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic - 2011
Peterson is a tall and projectable left-handed pitcher and spends time over at first base when he's not on the mound. Defensively he has an accurate arm and active feet at first base that give him the ability to make good transitions on double play feeds. His defensive abilities should continue to develop as he learns to create a better pre-pitch rhythm. At the plate, he has a good controlled load and shows some power to the pull side, but needs to work on a two-strike approach and staying through the hitting zone to fully develop as a hitter. On the mound, he has a loose and fluid arm with a very clean delivery that allows him to work the zone well with all of his pitches. He will continue to grow on the mound as he learns to keep his arm speed up with his curveball. With three more years of high school baseball remaining, Peterson has the ability to compete at the next level.
06/17/2011 - USA Baseball 16U Championships (AZ) - 2011
Peterson showed similar abilities as he had previously seen in Lakewood, CO. Currently, he projects best on the mound for the next level. Arm strength has improved as he topped out at 84 mph on the mound. Delivery is sound showing a repeatable delivery that allows is arm action to work loose and free as he hides the ball well. Arm arc is long and easy with rhythm to the plate. Off speed pitches show as quality pitches for the next level. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break, flashing late depth. He needs to work on developing a consistent release point. Changeup shows a solid feel for with 2 plane break. He attacks hitters as he throws strikes and changes speeds well but must develop a better move to 1B to hold runners. At the event, he had 2 quality outings. At 1B, he makes the routine plays but needs to be more aggressive in coming to get while playing through ground balls with his body. Offensively, Peterson has long levers and tracks the ball well. Power is best to the pull side, flashing pop when he centers the baseball. Swing path gets long as he is rotational in his upper half. David has good makeup with a promising future on the mound as he will get looks from the top collegiate coaches.
05/08/2011 - College PREP - Lakewood (Denver), CO
David is a tall, solid and athletic looking two-way player that will graduate in 2014. At the plate he shows a solid load with good extension and the ability to hit the ball to both gaps. He has good bat speed and pulled the ball with authority. He did arm bar a few times and was out front some but he has good hitting abilities. Defensively he shows good feet, soft hands and a clean exchange. He made accurate throws to his targets as well. He can improve with a lower approach to the ball and by playing more on his toes for softer, quicker feet. On the mound he shows a repeatable delivery with good arm action and control. He throws his fastball in the 80-83 mph range with good extension. He needs to work on staying with the same arm slot on off speed pitches as the fastball and work on throwing a changeup. David has a ton of potential in all areas and is a definite follow for the future.