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8 Jace Peterson 2B
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 5/9/1990 | Birthplace: Lake Charles, LA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 34/21 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Braves' Jace Peterson collects three hits, homers in win Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson filled up the boxscore in Monday's 8-7 win over the Giants. Peterson went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double, RBI and two runs scored. Peterson's big blow was a three-run home run in the sixth, to cut the Giants' lead to 6-3. 

It was Peterson's fifth home run of the year. He has now homered in back-to-back games after going 27 games without one. 


Braves 2B Jace Peterson hits three-run home run in Sunday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson went 3 for 4 at the plate during Sunday's 6-2 win over the Phillies.

His biggest hit came when Peterson hit a three-run home run off Adam Morgan in the fifth inning. It was his fourth home run of the season.

Prior to Sunday's win, Peterson was hitting .132 with one RBI in his last 11 games.


Braves 2B Jace Peterson not in lineup Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.

Peterson will be replaced at second base by Pedro Ciriaco, who will hit out of the second spot in the lineup.

Peterson isn't in the lineup for just the second time in his team's last 13 games.


Braves 2B Jace Peterson gets first day off in a month


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson was held out of the starting lineup Monday against the Brewers. It was the first time he was held out of the starting lineup since June 6.

Peterson could probably use a bit of a breather, as he is mired in a 7-for-54 slump in his last 14 games. He has one home run, two doubles, five RBI, four runs, six walks and 18 strikeouts in that span.


Braves 2B Jace Peterson hits third home run of season Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson smacked his third home run of the season Sunday to help defeat the Pirates 2-1.

Peterson hit the solo home run off Vance Worley in the seventh inning. It was his only hit in five at-bats during the game.

Prior to Sunday's performance, Peterson was hitting .175 with five doubles and six RBI in his last 11 games.


Braves 2B Jace Peterson ends slide with two-hit game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) The Braves scored four runs in a loss Saturday at Pittsburgh. Second baseman Jace Peterson was responsible for three of them with one swing of the bat.

Peterson cut the deficit from 6-1 to 6-4 with a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning to drive starter Charlie Morton from the game. He added a single in ending a hitless streak that had reached 17 at-bats and lowered his average from .284 to .264, its lowest point in three weeks.

He has certainly hit in the clutch. He entered Saturday hitting .321 with two home runs with runners in scoring position and is now 7-for-11 with the bases loaded. He has an explanation.

"You kind of put a little more grit into it," he told MLB.com. "When you've got runners out there, you want to get them in."


Braves 2B Jace Peterson providing consistent production


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) It is closing in on one month since Braves second baseman and leadoff hitter Jace Peterson has experienced back-to-back hitless games.

Three hitless games in a row? Late April.

Consistency continues to mark his season. Peterson is batting .314 (27-for-86) since May 28 with 10 doubles and 13 runs scored. He is also tied for sixth in the National League with three triples and even has 12 walks in 18 games this month.

Peterson boasts a fine slash line of .284/.363/.389 on the year.


Braves' Jace Peterson has nine-game hit streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to Boston. 

Peterson's hitless day ended a nine-game hitting streak, which was the second longest active streak in the National League. 

Peterson hit .385 with six RBI and a 1.006 OPS over the streak. 


Braves 2B Jace Peterson goes yard in loss to Mets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson hit his second home run of the season in Sunday afternoon’s 10-8 loss against the Mets.

Peterson hit a three-run shot over the right field wall against Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, who struggled mightily during his time in the game. Peterson finished the day 3 for 5 and also hit a double. His three RBI for the game gives him 27 for the season.

Peterson has been on fire lately as he’s hitting .348 over his last 10 games.


Braves' Jace Peterson (hand) returns to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson is in the starting lineup and batting leadoff in Sunday's matchup with the Pirates.

Peterson has been sidelined since Wednesday with a hand injury. He has hit .262/.335/.337 with one home run, 22 RBI and six stolen bases in 172 at-bats.

The Braves are home underdogs (+138) on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Braves' Jace Peterson (hand) to sit out second straight game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson underwent an X-ray on his injured hand, which revealed no structural damage between his left thumb and index finger. He's expected to sit out his second straight game on Saturday against Pittsburgh, reports MLB.com.

"I've been playing with it for the last 2 1/2 weeks, so I think it will be good," said Peterson, who believes he jammed his hand while diving for a ball.

Prior to Friday's absence, Peterson led off every game for Atlanta since May 15, and started them all since May 8. He is hitting .262 (45 for 172) with one home run, 22 RBI and six stolen bases in 50 games played.


Hand ailment has Braves 2B Jace Peterson off Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson had his six-game hitting streak halted Wednesday. And he is out of the lineup Friday against Pittsburgh with discomfort between his left thumb and index finger, MLB.com has reported. He will definitely sit Saturday as well and could be sidelined beyond that.

Pedro Ciriaco is set to start instead.

Peterson, who has led off in every game since May 15, has started them all since May 8. He owns a slash line of .262/.335/.337.


Jace Peterson's bases-loaded triple wins it for Braves


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson hit a bases-loaded triple to erase a one-run deficit in the ninth inning, to cap Sunday's win over San Francisco. 

Peterson went 2 for 5 and hit his third triple of the season. The three RBI gave him 21 on the year. 

"I don't think anybody ever feels out of a game," Peterson said to MLB.com. "Everybody is going to keep competing and battling. So, no matter what the scoreboard says, we're going to fight."


Braves 2B Jace Peterson has three-hit game on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson was a sparkplug from the lead-off spot in Saturday's win over the Giants. Peterson had three hits in five at-bats, falling a home run shy of the cycle. He also scored three times and stole his sixth base of the season in the 8-0 victory.

The three-hit performance gives Peterson 10 hits in 40 at-bats over his last 10 games.


Braves' Jace Peterson plates game-winning run on Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson went 2 for 6 at the plate in Atlanta's 3-2 win over the Brewers on Saturday in 11 innings. 

Peterson was just 1 for 5 before stepping to the plate in the 11th with runners on second and third. He ripped the first pitch he saw from Brandon Kintzler into left center field to score the game-winning run for Atlanta. 

"[Peterson] had a great at-bat," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to MLB.com. "First pitch, got him. Base hit. When you play that long, especially at home, it's nice to win those games."

Peterson is now hitting .264 with 18 RBI in 129 at-bats this season.

"I was trying to be aggressive," Peterson said. "Trying to get a fastball, and he threw it first pitch, so I was just trying to get a base hit and trying to get the run in."


Braves 2B Jace Peterson cools off after two-week tear


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) The hot streak that sent the numbers soaring for Braves second baseman Jace Peterson is decidedly over.

Peterson went on a 20-for-51 tear in late April and early May to catapult his average from .171 to .293 and increase his on-base percentage to .362. He has not gone into a slump, but he has certainly cooled off. Peterson has just five hits in 27 at-bats since.

His slash line is now at .269/.346/.328.


Braves 2B Jace Peterson hits slam to remember Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Braves leadoff hitter Jace Peterson doesn't remember ever hitting a grand slam. Apparently, not even in little league, according to 680 The Fan.

Now he has one to remember forever. He sent one flying over the fence in right with the bases loaded in the second inning of his team's Saturday victory in Miami.

"Any time you can get the first one out of the way and it be a grand slam, it's awesome," Peterson said, per MLB.com.

The second baseman broke an 0-for-9 slide with the blast and added a single to improve his slash line to .276/.339/.333.

"He's a steady baseball player," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He just keeps getting better the more you run him out there."


Braves move Markakis to cleanup spot; Peterson leading off


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) With Kelly Johnson on the disabled list, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez opted to move Nick Markakis from the leadoff spot to the cleanup spot for Friday's contest against the Marlins, according to MLB.com. Jace Peterson was inserted to the top of the order.

Markakis is hitting .302 (38 for 126) with no homers and 10 RBI in 33 games this season.

Atlanta is an underdog (+119) at Miami, per VegasInsider.com.


Braves 2B Jace Peterson gets breather on Friday vs. Nationals


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Braves second baseman Jace Peterson will be getting his first day off in nearly two weeks, as he is out of the starting lineup Friday against the Nationals. Peterson has been hitting well lately, batting .417 with five RBI over his last 11 games, though he has no extra base hits in that span.

Phil Gosselin will get the start at second, batting seventh. This is just Gosselin's fourth start of the year.


Braves to use Jace Peterson as primary second baseman


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Sunday that he's returning to his initial plan to use infielder Jace Peterson as his primary second baseman, MLB.com reports.

Peterson has shared time at second base with Alberto Callaspo, who has also made eight starts at third base, and Phil Gosselin, leading to Peterson seeing just 11 of a possible 17 starts at the position. He's seen action all over the starting lineup, batting first or second in four of the team's first five games but spending most of his time batting seventh or eighth as of late.

Peterson has hit just .171/.239/.220 in 41 at-bats. He's starting at second base and batting sixth in Sunday's matchup with the Phillies, in which the Braves are underdogs (+100).


Braves' Philip Gosselin gets start at short over Jace Peterson


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Braves infielder Philip Gosselin will start at shortstop in Tuesday's game at the Mets, in place of regular starter Jace Peterson. He'll hit eighth in the lineup.

It's just Gosselin's second start at short this season. He's also started one game at third. 

Gosselin is hitting .100 this season, with a stolen base and two RBI. 

The Braves are +135 underdogs at the Mets. 


Braves hitting better, but don't credit top of the lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) The Braves have launched the 2015 season better offensively than they did last year. But don't credit the top of the lineup.

The team has yet to score two or fewer runs in a game. They did so four times and were blanked twice in their first seven games of 2014. Yet the first two hitters in the lineup are struggling mightily.

Braves leadoff hitters are 8-for-37 (.216) with a .275 on-base percentage. But they've been raking compared to those hitting behind them. The second spot, which has been manned by Jace Peterson, Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Andrelton Simmons, has produced a .114 average with no extra-base hits, .162 OBP and .114 slugging percentage.


Manager: Jace Peterson to start for Braves on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told MLB.com that rookie second baseman Jace Peterson will start again Wednesday against Miami after being absent from the lineup Tuesday.

Peterson, who had started five of seven previous games and played in all of them, has four singles in 20 at-bats, but has scored four runs.


Braves using rotation of Callaspo, Johnson, Peterson at 2B and 3B


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) With Chris Johnson, Alberto Callaspo and Jace Peterson all off to promising starts in 2015, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is faced with the dilemma of finding playing time for all three players. Although, it is an issue right now Gonzalez is fine with since all three players are producing.

"It's nice to have flexibility," Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "It keeps everybody engaged and you feel like you have the advantage off the bench. It's a good mixture right now."

Peterson has started five of seven games at second base, Johnson has started three of seven at third base, while Callaspo has started four times at third and once at second base.

"If I play, I'm going to be ready to play," Johnson said. "If not, I'm going to do whatever I can to help the team on the bench or to get ready for a pinch-hit. Right now, we're winning ballgames and I'll never complain being on a winning team."


Braves' Gosselin starts at 2B on Friday as Peterson gets a night off


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Braves infielder Phil Gosselin drew his first start of the season at second base Friday against the Mets. He replaced Jace Peterson, who started the first three games at second base for Atlanta.

Peterson, who won the starting second base job during spring training, is batting .200 (2 for 10) through three games. He has no extra-bat hits and no RBI. He does have two runs, two walks and two strikeouts.