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72 Peter O'Brien C
Height/Weight: 6-3/255 | Birthdate: 7/15/1990 | Birthplace: Miami Gardens, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 7/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Diamondbacks prospect Peter O'Brien seeing mixed results in 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/16/2015) Having transitioned to being a full-time outfielder, Diamondbacks prospect Peter O'Brien has had a decent season so far at Triple-A Reno. The 25-year-old O'Brien has hit 15 home runs in 84 games this year, though he has struck out nearly 24 percent of the time.

O'Brien has struggled particularly of late, batting .242 with three doubles over his last 10 games. 


Diamondbacks' prospect Peter O'Brien moves to full-time outfielder


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Diamondbacks minor leaguer Peter O'Brien was still being considered the catcher of the future by the organization earlier this week, according to manager Chip Hale. 

On Sunday, Triple-A Reno announced that O'Brien has decided to play the outfield full-time. 


D-Backs' Hale on Peter O'Brien: 'Another guy pushing the envelope'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale indicated Wednesday that prospect Peter O'Brien is getting closer to joining the major-league roster, per MLB Network Radio.

"He's catching and doing a nice job," Hale said. "He looks good back there. His at-bats have been great and he is another guy pushing the envelope."

O'Brien has a .346/.383/.660/1.043 slash line in 41 games with Triple-A Reno this season. He also has two triples, 11 home runs, 13 doubles and 45 RBI. 

O'Brien has moved all around the diamond this season. He has played 13 games in left field, 11 games in right field, nine games at catcher, four at DH and three at first base.


Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien flourishing in the outfield at Triple-A


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Diamondbacks prospect Peter O'Brien seems to be adjusting to life in the outfield well. O'Brien was originally drafted by the Yankees in 2012, but was traded to Arizona at last year's trade deadline.

Though he came into professional baseball as a catcher, the Yankees started moving him around to different positions, including third base and right field. Late in spring training the Diamondbacks decided to shift him primarily to the outfield so he could focus more on his hitting.

"Catching is a lot of fun, but I really enjoy the outfield and I definitely think that my bat is my biggest strength," O'Brien said, per the Arizona Republic. "I think that plays a little bit better in the outfield."

Now with Triple-A Reno, O'Brien is hitting better than ever. Through his first 27 games, the 24-year-old owns a .369/.393/.709 hitting line with eight home runs and 28 RBI. 

"It kind of cleared my mind a little bit and let me be in the lineup every single day and focus more on the bat," he said. "It's been great so far. When we made the move in spring training, it's kind of exactly what I had in mind."


Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien seeing time in outfield


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Peter O'Brien spent his second consecutive day in the outfield during a minor-league game Thursday, and he hasn't been behind the plate since developing throwing problems earlier in March, the Arizona Republic reports.

"I think he's going to play some outfield (once the minor league season starts) and catching isn't out of the question, but we're still talking internally to figure out what's best for him," farm director Mike Bell said.

While the team has been reluctant to publicly acknowledge O'Brien's catching issues, he's unlikely to be the long-term answer behind the plate, as general manager Dave Stewart reportedly indicated in January. The Diamondbacks figure to roll with Tuffy Gosewisch as the team's primary catcher unless an addition is made.


Pete O'Brien, Danny Worth among seven Diamondbacks' cuts


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) The Diamondbacks reassigned seven players to minor league camp on Sunday. 

Players cut from the Major League team included: 

Catcher/infielder Peter O'Brien, a former second-round draft pick acquired by the D-Backs from the Yankees last season. O'Brien hit .250 in 13 spring games. 

Infielder Danny Worth, signed as an offseason free agent after five years with the Tigers. Worth hit .286 this spring.

RHP Jake Barrett, a third-round pick in 2012. He had a 9.00 ERA in four spring games.

OF Danny Dorn, who hit .194.

OF Nick Evans, who hit .211

RHP J.C. Ramirez, who had a 6.00 ERA in five games. 

Utility man Jamie Romak, who hit .286. 


Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien working on throwing issues


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Peter O'Brien has had plenty of throwing issues this spring, which is problematic considering the position he plays. 

Simple things such as tossing the ball back to the pitcher or throwing the ball to third base after a strikeout have been wild. Via the Arizona Republic, O'Brien said he is working on gaining better control when throwing the ball. 

"It's part of the game," O'Brien said. "We throw the baseball so much. I've been working on it, getting it under control and making sure I keep the tempo of the game up and keep working from there."

O'Brien chalked up the issues to playing a lot of different positions a year ago. Now that he's behind the plate, he said it's just a matter of repetition. 

"I played a lot of different positions last year and had a lot of different arm angles," he said. "Now being back behind the plate full time, it's making sure I keep my arm slot consistent back there and keep throwing it and keep the tempo of the game up.


Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien working on defense


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Peter O'Brien has been in Arizona since Jan. 6 working on his defense, MLB.com reports.

"I've always had a strong arm, but the biggest thing has been being able to use it," O'Brien said. "I'm trying to get a little more momentum going toward second base and that's definitely helped me out and my direction, just trying to shorten up those feet and trying to be more direct in line to second base."

Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley, who has worked with O'Brien at Double-A Mobile and in the Arizona Fall League, has noticed the improvements in O'Brien's game.

"The improvements he's made catching, throwing guys out, his footwork, everything [is better]," Bradley said. "He's obviously a very gifted athlete, but to see him put in the work and to see the improvements he's made, it doesn't surprise me at all. He's improved a lot."

Battling to win the starting catcher job this spring, O'Brien is 4 for 9 with three walks in five games.


Eight catchers vying for Diamondbacks' job


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Eight catchers are in Major League camp with the Diamondbacks, and manager Chip Hale said that any combination of them could make the final roster. 

24-year-old Peter O'Brien is a former second-round draft pick of the Yankees, who was dealt to the D-Backs last season. He's one of the top prospects in the organization and will get extensive playing time, either at the Major League level or in the minors until he's ready to take the starting job on the big club.

35-year-old Gerald Laird is a non-roster invitee. He'll likely serve as a backup if he makes the roster. 

"We know what Gerald can do," Hale told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "We just need to make sure that he's ready. If and when he makes the team, he'll have to catch. How much can he catch for us? We'll have to figure that out."

Tuffy Gosewisch has the most experience with the team and is likely to take one of the roster spots. 

Rule V pick Oscar Hernandez needs to make the big club or be returned to the Rays. Hale praised his defense. ""He's really looked good behind the plate," Hale said. "He kind of makes it hard on the coaches and the manager because every ball he catches looks like a strike. ... He's got great hands back there and he blocks it."

Jordan Pacheco could make the squad based on his versatility at other positions. 

Blake Lalli , Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas will have a tough time beating out the five players ahead of them on the depth chart. 


Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien making noise early in camp


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Peter O'Brien has been making some noise early in camp, according to MLB.com.

O'Brien came over in the Martin Prado deal last season, and has put on a show the first few days during batting practice. O'Brien impressed former D-Backs outfielder Luis Gonzalez after blasting a ball off the batter's eye in centerfield during a recent session. After the hit, Gonzalez jokingly said, "hang in there. The power will come soon."

Teammate Tuffy Gosewisch seemed to agree. "Sometimes there's guys in BP where you see them hit a few home runs and you might yourself try to hit some home runs to match them, but he's on another level and it's fun to watch."

The 24-year-old O'Brien is expected to begin the season in the minors, but could be promoted if the Diamondbacks current options, including Gosewisch, falter out of the gate. 


Tuffy Gosewisch is front-runner to be D-Backs' starting catcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart confirmed once again to MLB.com on Thursday that the team's search for a catcher is over. The team will head to camp with Tuffy Gosewisch as the starter, Rule 5 pick Oscar Hernandez as the backup and prospect Pete O'Brien on the cusp of making the major-league roster.

"We sat back and thought about it and talked to our guys internally, our coaching staff, and we're not going do to anything," Stewart said. "Tuffy Gosewisch has never had the opportunity to be a front-line guy, but we do know he's capable of handling the [pitching] staff. If we get some offense from him, it would be great.

"The kid Hernandez we know, through our scouting reports, is a good catch-and-throw guy. And we're not expecting any offense from him. So if we get it, that would be great. But even more importantly, we think that Peter O'Brien is going to be ready. Our coaching staff says he has a chance to break with us from spring training. And if not spring training, we expect to see him by May or June."


D-Backs won't add catcher due to prospect O'Brien's development


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Tuesday the team will not add a catcher to the roster in large part due to the development of prospect Pete O'Brien, according to The Arizona Republic.

"I've decided that I'm not going to pursue another catcher," Stewart said. "I talked with my people and my coaching staff. They believe that O'Brien is going to be around sooner than later. If that does happen, there's no need to go out and get another guy.

"We would have had to trade somebody we didn't want to trade to make it happen. We're going to be patient and allow the progression of O'Brien to take place and stand pat on that."

Tuffy Gosewisch is the only catcher on the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster with major-league experience. Rule 5 selection Oscar Hernandez, who spent last season with the Rays' low Class-A affiliate, will also be in camp competing for a roster spot.

The Diamondbacks acquired O'Brien in a trade with the Yankees in July. The 24-year-old O'Brien hit a career-best 34 home runs in 2014. He has a .267/.319/.534/.853 slash line over three minor-league seasons.


Arizona acquires catcher prospect in Martin Prado deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Diamondbacks acquired catcher prospect Pete O'Brien from the Yankees Thursday in exchange for infielder Martin Prado. O'Brien hit .267 with 23 doubles, 33 home runs and 70 RBI in 102 games this season between high Class A and Double-A.

The Diamondbacks will also get cash considerations or a player to be named later.


Yankees take 12 players off spring roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) The Yankees removed 12 players from their spring roster Tuesday. Outfielder Ramon Flores was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while Francisco Arcia, Tyler Austin, Bruce Billings, Robert Coello, Brian Gordon, Corban Joseph, Mark Montgomery, Pete O'Brien, Jose Pirela, Mason Williams and Chase Whitley were reassigned to minor-league camp.