Pittsburgh Pirates: Dillon Peters Promoted to the Majors

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted 28-year old lefty Dillon Peters from Triple-A Indianapolis. Peters has pitched 5 games in Triple-A and has made both starting and relief appearances.

Dillon Peters was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 19th from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations. During his 5 games in Triple-A, Peters was 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA, 4 hits allowed, 6 walks, and 15 strikeouts over 12 innings of work. The former 10th-round pick is showing growth with the Pirates but the eyesore of his stats are his Major League ones.

Now, it appears Peters will get an opportunity to revitalize his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates are going to recall Peters.

This is good news for the Pittsburgh Pirates because their bullpen was sold away at the trade deadline and is not only in need of relief help this year but next year especially. Considering Peters’s MLB history, it was definitely a gamble to acquire him, but he hasn’t had a real chance to succeed aside from his 2019 season with the Angels when he made 17 appearances. In that season his ERA was 5.38 and he threw just 72 innings and 55 strikeouts while going 4-4.

Peters allowed just 4 hits during his time in Indianapolis and two hits were home runs, the only runs he’s allowed. Peters has had some quick innings, he averages 4.2 pitches per plate appearance and averages 17.08 pitches per inning.

Peters has a four-pitch menu that contains a fastball, slider, curveball, and a changeup. He has used his changeup a lot more since 2019 and it seems to have done him wonders in the minor leagues.

There is a good chance Peters makes his Pittsburgh Pirates debut against the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend because of the usage of the top guys in the bullpen, and because the Brewers won’t be used to how he pitches. Peters will most likely remain in the majors for the remainder of the season, giving the Pirates a good look at him and deciding if they want him back next year.