College Baseball Daily kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the top 100 players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 85 with University of Texas junior LHP Dillon Peters. In his sophomore season with the Longhorns, Peters went 6-3 with a 1.97 ERA; he finished the 2013 season with 86.2 IP and struck out 57 batters in the process. A second team All-Big 12 selection, Peters had an impressive .223 batting average against and during his 14 starts on the mound, the Longhorns were able to go 10-4. On top of his success on the field, Peters also shined in the classroom as he was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for fall 2012.
In high school, the Indianapolis, Ind. native was a two-time Indiana All-State pitcher, as well as 2010 Indiana Super Team Player of the Year. While attending Cathedral High School, Peters was a three time Perfect Game All-American. His hard work and dedication led him to being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 20th round of the 2011 draft.
Peters spent this past summer as a member of the Harwich Mariners in the prestigious Cape Cod League. In four starts with the Mariners, Peters went 2-1 with 21 strikeouts in 22 innings; he also posted a 1.22 ERA, which was the third lowest on the team for a pitcher with at least 10 innings pitched. The left-hander has returned to Austin for his junior season and looks to do big things as part of the Longhorns talented staff.
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