FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 25, 2014
SHANE PETERSON NAMED TO ALL-PCL TEAM
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento River Cats outfielder Shane Peterson has been named to the 2014 All-PCL Team by the Pacific Coast League office.
Peterson, who is currently hitting .313 with a .383 on-base percentage and a .471 slugging percentage, leads the league in several regards including hits (160), at-bats (512), games played (129), RBI (86), and doubles (38). He is also second with 98 runs scored and 241 total bases, ranks fourth with 54 extra-base hits, and his .313 batting average is eighth-best.
2014 is Peterson's fourth different season with Sacramento. In his 340 games with the club, Peterson has accrued 36 home runs and 34 steals to go along with a .295 batting average and a .383 on-base percentage spanning 1,489 plate appearances. While Peterson's offensive prowess is evident, he's also had a spectacular year with his glove, having made the SportsCenter Top-10 plays two different times this season for diving catches in the outfield.
Peterson made his Major League debut a year ago with the Oakland Athletics, collecting his first big league hit on April 17 in Oakland against the Houston Astros. He finished that game 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI, and a walk, and is 1-for-7 in his big league career. Originally drafted in the second round of the 2008 first-year player draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, Peterson was acquired by the A's with Brett Wallace and Clayton Mortenson in 2009 for Matt Holliday.
Peterson started for the PCL in the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game in July, going 1-for-2. This is the first All-PCL honor of Peterson's career.
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