12/27/2014 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic
Petersen showed at 3B at the Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic. At the plate is where he shows best through a balanced setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact as he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he gets stride foot down sooner to work on time. Power numbers will increase as he learns to use his lower half more efficiently. At 3B, feet are aggressive as he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he attacks balls more while presenting hands out front and continues to increase foot quickness. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
08/03/2014 - College PREP - Council Bluffs (Omaha, NE), IA
Tristen is a lean C/3B that will graduate in 2017. Currently, he projects best at 3B for the next level. At 3B, he works to square balls up and displays soft/sure hands. He moves well laterally, flashing range and shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds of the double play. Behind the plate, pop times showed a range of 2.52-2.76 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quickly. Receiving/blocking tools show as playable tools that will play at the next level as he continues to improve. At the plate he shows an athletic setup. Hands are loose and work to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He makes consistent contact as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power grades will continue to improve as he works to utilize his lower half more. With 3 years to further develop, Tristen has abilities with time and room to improve.