Peterson named Southern League Player of the Week

First M-Brave of 2016 to receive the league's weekly honor

By Miranda Black | June 20, 2016 4:18 PM

PEARL, MS --  Outfielder Dustin Peterson was named Southern League Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, June 19.

 
Peterson, 21, posted a .429 batting average with two doubles, a homer and nine RBI in eight games during the week. He is hitting .284 with 17 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 42 RBI in 67 games with the Double-A Braves this season. The outfielder is hitting .340 against southpaws and was recently selected as a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star. Peterson entered the 2016 season ranked by Baseball America as the Braves No. 22 prospect. The Arizona native was acquired by the Braves as part of a six-player deal with San Diego that sent Justin Upton to the Padres in December 2014.

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